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Let There Be No Limits!

“The first half of life is spent in longing for the second; the second half in regretting the first” Above French proverb signifies an experience...

How to Start a Conversation You’re Dreading

I anticipated that the conversation would be difficult. Shari* and I had worked together for many years, and I knew she was expecting me to...

Creating a Tech Startup is Like the Journey to the World...

Creating a technology startup can be an epic journey, much like that of a boy yearning to play baseball in the World Series, at least according to Bryan Clayton, CEO of GreenPal. “I was thinking the other day about how life progressing through a tech…

How to Keep Your Startup Afloat with Smooth Scaling

Visionary startups are always talking about breaking the mold, shaking things up, or leaving the world a different place from the way they found it. That kind of passion is perfectly fine, encouraging even, but at some point a business owner needs to…

Why TED Talks are Killing European Disruptive Startups

So many pitches could be so much better!Good, I have your attention. Because I have spent several days since September last year sitting through various presentations by young startup companies, most of them tech. Frankly, most of them were awful. And…

Is This Toy Car the Start of the Robot Apocalypse?

Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Could this be the high-tech toy of the future? Anki Drive is an iPhone controlled car racing game. Players can not only outrun their opponents but also fire imaginary weapons at them. Bloomberg Businessweek's Sam Grobart has the…

Building The Creative Economy

The financial crisis profoundly altered the economic landscape, particularly in the United States. In this video interview, academic and author Richard Florida explains how...

5 Lessons From 150 Startup Pitches

I just reviewed several hundred startup pitches for Capital Factory. Most were on paper and video; 20 were invited to pitch in person. 5 Lessons...

10 Creative Ways Businesses Can Give Back

Being part of the startup community means giving back — not only to other entrepreneurs, but to causes you feel strongly about supporting. Despite...

Tips for MBAs Seeking a Startup Job

In my last blog I spoke about startups and what it takes to work in one. I’d like to focus this posting on looking...