Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category

How to Pick Winning Startup Teams

Here’s a thirty-minute presentation on How to Pick Winning Startup Teams I recently did at the annual angel investors https://volgaangels.com/en/ conference in Russia.

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THE 101 HATS OF AN ENTREPRENEUR

Being an entrepreneur literally means having to wear 101 hats. Here’s my list of the hats I wear from time to time.

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Keep Calm and Keep on Truckin’

If you believe everything that you read you would think that being an entrepreneur is all if not mostly one high after another; every idea being funded, every app getting built and every team jumping for joy every day. The reality is quite the opposite. But we do it because of the intense satisfaction we get from doing something meaningful. Something that we are passionate about.

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You Gotta Be Crazy to Change the World

“You’ve got to be crazy to change the world but you’ve got to be crazy not to.” — Patrick Kedziora “Here’s To The Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for […]

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One Potato, Two Potato – Why Revenues Are So Important

OK. You’ve heard it a thousand times. Show me the money. Having been surrounded by entrepreneurs, 24/7, for the past year and a half I’ve seen hundreds of projects and as many founders. For the most part they all have passion, smarts and in many cases a reasonably well thought out idea that they could pitch reasonably […]

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Competitions & Demo Days – We don’t give a damn about your stinkin’ badges

Commentary on business plan competitions and demo days. What’s important is building your business, not the accolades that come from contests.

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International Opportunities – Part II – Copycat Entrepreneurialism

Picasso said the good artists copy and the great artists steal. Look for opportunities in the US you can take to the non-US market AND look for opportunities in the non-US market that you can take to the US. Make Picasso proud!

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10 Things Every Startup Needs to Know

Where have I been for the past year? In Startup Chile building my startup: Kedzoh. And, I wanted to share 10 things I think you need to know when doing your own startup.

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Dear Jeff Bezos, I owe you an apology.

Dear Jeff Bezos, I owe you an apology. When the iPad first came out in April 2010 I taunted you and told you that the Kindle had seen it’s last days. I might have even said a few other nasty things too. At the time, I just couldn’t understand how a retailer could even begin […]

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Thank You Steve!

        In Memorium February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011 Tweet

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