Bedrock to Breakaway

The attraction to an 'up-and-to-the-right' trajectory can become toxic when maintaining it obscures the realities of a given market or business model. As a cool new startup gets more media coverage and ever-larger rounds of investment, zealous enthusiasm can quickly become unrealistic expectation…

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Avoiding Venture Overdose

At its best, venture capital can be an amount of new cash from new advisors, both additive, short-term growth resources. At its worst, venture capital can resemble these benefits but turns out to be an over infusion of cash…

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A Streaming Watershed

On Sunday, Netflix dropped a trailer for  'Cloverfield Paradox' during the Super Bowl with a premiere date of: available to stream that night right after the game. Paradox is the third film in a big budget, CGI-action franchise - the first and second films premiered in theaters and earned a combined $280 million at the box office worldwide. This movie will never play in theaters.

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Creative Forecasting

Last year, I came across what I considered the most accurate and pleasant definition of the vocation of early-stage venture capital. It took me far too long to find it again, but I finally have…

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2017 Reading List

I started this year with a goal of reading one book a week. I didn't meet that goal but here's what I did read during the bizarre, dark year that was 2017…

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Echo Dot vs. Home Mini: Title Bout '17

While startup twitter continues to be an amalgamation of thirsty AND extra over bitcoin in the run up to the end of the year, there’s another consumer technology that’s low-key (compared to BTC at least) arrived in the mainstream in the second half of 2017...

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