Archive for April, 2008

No, they won’t validate your parking

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

For those of us who work regularly with the venture community, we take certain rules or behaviors for granted. I’m occasionally blindsided by an entrepreneur’s (completely reasonable) questions or false assumptions about how to handle venture meetings. It’s been said, and rightfully so, that I’m a fan of ...

Focus Kills Companies

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

One of the more common words overheard at board meetings is “focus”. It always seems like the right thing to say and it’s a basic tenet of marketing strategy. Heck, even the military covets it as one of the fundamentals of warfare. But, for start-ups, focus can be deadly. In ...