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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Don't send me your deck

Slide decks have replaced business plans of the previous decade as the document of record to tell a startup’s story. Lots has been written about the ideal length and format for decks so I won’t get into that

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Time value of decisions

One of the valuable lessons I learned from a mentor earlier in my career is to appreciate and always consider the time value of decision-making while leading a company. What I mean by this is to consider the relationship between

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