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Thursday, June 7, 2018
Silicon Valley (and ProfessorVC) is Lazy
I taught a class yesterday afternoon to a group of 25 Italian executives, managers, and entrepreneurs participating in the TVLP Institute o...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Talented Entrepreneurs
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, t...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Portrait of an Artist
In my professor role, many of my students look up to me (rightly or wrongly) as a teacher, mentor, advisor, confidante, and frien...
Monday, June 6, 2016
So You Wanna be a VC?
Opening Day Barron Park Elementary School (9/8/98) "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold. ...
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Does Elon Musk + Peter Thiel = 3 or 1.5
I've written previously ( here and here ) about the issues with private companies merging in an acquihire or other downside scenario (i...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Do Angel Groups Belong in Heaven or Hell?
"You analyze me, pretend to despise me, You laugh when I stumble and fall. There may come a day I will dance on your grave&q...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Please Don't Celebrate Failure!
Silicon Valley and the venture capital industry were built on taking risks and making big bets on technology, teams, and markets. It's ...
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