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Growing start-up industries outside of Silicon Valley

November 19, 2011

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Question recently posed on Twitter spurred a few thoughts: “Georgia start-ups need to grow outside of Georgia to build great companies and big valuations. Thoughts?” It’s not whether they need to grow, but whether Georgia-based start-ups are able to grow outside of Georgia.   But where does this begin? Certainly not in local government, as the […]

Is Google the next Microsoft?

January 10, 2011

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Interesting analysis on TechCrunch yesterday – “Can Google Get Its Mojo Back?” It wasn’t too long ago that the world feared global domination from Microsoft, followed by the red hot years of Google, and now all the talk is about Facebook’s $50 billion valuation.  That’s the beauty of it all – market players with innovation […]

Baumol’s “Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive”

October 14, 2010

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Came across a very good journal article today for those interested in the evolution of entrepreneurship – William Baumol’s “Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive.” Published back in 1990, it’s an interesting read given the current unemployment levels and post-housing bust economic doldrums we’re experiencing. Baumol write that “…at time the entrepreneur may even lead a […]

Why Wesabe Lost to Mint

October 3, 2010

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Came across this post on Marc Hedlund’s blog – “Why Wesabe Lost to Mint.” I’ve never heard of until reading his post this week.  It’s a look at why his company – Wesabe – failed to beat out Mint.com for market supremacy.  Wesabe shut down earlier this summer, while Mint.com was acquired for $170 mln […]

The Venture Capital Market

January 23, 2010

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There’s a wonderful blog conversation ongoing between Paul Kedrosky and Fred Wilson on the optimal number of venture capital firms. To summarize, both advocate for a reduction in amount of capital and number of VC firms participating in the market. Check out Kedrosky’s post from this week – Fred Wilson and the Venture Capital (Non-)Cartel […]

Technology & Start-ups in the Sacramento Valley

December 1, 2009

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I’ve been spending some time of late researching some of the organizations focused on technology and start-ups in the Sacramento Valley of late. Couple of interesting items to share: UC-Davis Center for Entrepreneurship – Based at the University of California, Davis in a brand new facility, this center focuses on Green Technology and Food & […]

Google’s "Brain Drain"

October 27, 2009

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Came across an interesting presentation today on The Business Insider that they posted back in September – “The Google Brain Drain Goes On And On.” Interesting because it augments what I wrote back in June 2008 about Google’s Employee Retention. The mental infrastructure of Silicon Valley encourages this behavior to the betterment of the technology, […]