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It was not business as usual last week in New York City. My ride in from LaGuardia took 2 hours and streets were blocked throughout the city for global diplomats attending the UN General Assembly. Climate Week was just a part … Continue reading
Everyone knows their credit score, right? Companies like Credit Karma and LendingTree have popularized the mundane metric, making it mainstream for most Americans. In fact, according to iSpot.TV, Credit Karma has aired 13,299 ads in just the last 30 days! … Continue reading
When I did my case study research on why Fortune 500 companies set climate targets, the feedback I heard was counter-intuitive. I was told investors were not an influence on environmental goals – that would be micromanaging. I heard that … Continue reading
Our stock price was down to $1.75 from $22. We were in a Smart Money magazine fold-out as one of the internet companies closest to the sun – flaming out. Customers were getting skittish about buying our leads. Barrons said we … Continue reading
Business is about dealing with people, so developing a few soft skills to complement your technical expertise comes in handy when starting a company. Here is a little common sense for the road: Pick up the phone. All the interpretation, … Continue reading
Call me a nudge but some things I see Founders do (or not do) defy common sense. So here I go – the first 6 pieces of my mind: When you get a meeting, move a mountain to meet in … Continue reading
Last week I had two very different conversations with two very similar companies. Both had technical founders in the same general industry, but one founder had managed to recruit a team including a former McKinsey consultant, an investment banker and … Continue reading
Between judging for Startup Weekend, the Innovation Fund North Carolina, UltraLight Startups Future Energy and the Charlotte Venture Challenge I’ve heard over 50 pitches last year including those at the Charlotte Angel Fund. Based on actual mistakes I heard in these pitches, here are 6 … Continue reading