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Entrepreneurial Quarks…the Elementary Particle of the American Economy

Some of you may have recently read about the Higgs boson particle and how its potentially confirmed existence would explain how anything with mass (ie, everything that exists) is built.  Some of you may have also recently read about how … Continue reading

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Let Us Begin with the Beginning

And so, in conclusion, we project that our exit will occur on July 30, 2019. Perhaps the only aspect of your business’s future that is less certain than your 3rd year EBITDA, is the financial exit that you and your … Continue reading

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We Better Define Success Before Declaring It

Ten years ago, in my office, I was fortunate to have observed an “A-HA!” moment that pops back into my head more than once in a while.  In my office was a very well known and successful venture capitalist and … Continue reading

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How Do You Coach This Stuff? — Does GroupOn Prove Profitability is Obsolete?

Somewhere along the way, I’ve been miseducated.  Or, perhaps, I misunderstood my education.  Whichever it is, I’ve been wrong about a fundamental element of business.  And now, hundreds of entrepreneurs I’ve worked with and advised are paying the price. I’m … Continue reading

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Is Y Combinator Building Value or Just Guessing?

When I read the attached article discussing the best of Y-Combinator companies, I struggled to see companies with much intrinsic value.  If you read into this article and click on some of the links for the companies, you may find something that you … Continue reading

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Can Sock Puppets Be Far Behind?

Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999.  Ahh, the good old days of sock puppets, inflated valuations and excess cash available to start-ups with eyeballs.  I’m sure it is just sour grapes on my part, working too hard to help … Continue reading

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Ben Franklin incubator needs more space

Nice coverage of our TechVentures expansion…LV start-up economy is thriving http://www.mcall.com/business/outlook/mc-outlook-allentown-tech-2-20110312,0,661194.story

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