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If a PowerPoint Sucks…It’s The Messenger, not the Medium

Many have wished for and striven for the death of the powerpoint presentation.  I have always disagreed with this point of view.  There is no doubt that most power point decks are terrible and yes, should be killed.  However, it … Continue reading

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VentureTips: In Defense of the Downtrodden Business Plan

The recent consensus from investors and experts on business plans is…don’t do them.  Most often I’m hearing that founders have not written a business plan document.  They’ve prepared executive summaries, powerpoint pitches and filled out forms at online pitch sites. … Continue reading

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VentureTips…Did You Plan Your Next Venture Over the Holiday Weekend?

Let me guess…You spent some time over the long Memorial Day weekend with family who encouraged you to “go for it” in launching your new business?  No?  Ok, then you spent some time over the long weekend at a backyard barbecue … Continue reading

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VentureTips…Advice for Those who Venture

I’ve seen numerous founding teams come to heartbreak when, before things even get exciting, they arrive at irreconcilable differences.  Usually a camel-back-breaking event is related to some business issue.  But the problem probably started before that.  Usually I’ve noted serious personal … Continue reading

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