No free lunch

More and more of the companies I meet are serving lunch to their teams, either every day or 2-3 times per week. Some may think this is a bull market phenomenon, triggered by the need to compete with companies like

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Back to Brooklyn

Last week, after a two year hiatus, my wife and I moved back to Brooklyn. We were both longtime residents of Brooklyn, and our two year sojourn in Manhattan was designed as a temporary experiment. Boy, does it feel good

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Keeping up with news

There’s more news coming from more sources than ever before. In recent years, I’ve struggled to keep up with real time news to the extent that I want and I suspect this is something that many of us

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The Northside Festival

This Thursday through Sunday, The Northside Festival will celebrate its 7th year. Borrowing from South by Southwest, they will run three tracks - music, innovation and film - at various venues on the north side of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. As

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Startup advisory boards

I’ve sat in more than a few meetings in recent months defending the value of advisory boards for startups. There’s a line of thinking out there that startup advisory boards are a waste of a CEO’s time

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