Blog: Ownership Beware, Danger Ahead

Blog: Ownership Beware, Danger Ahead When a company starts drifting to a self -styled business, stock options can become useless. Minority Ownership Minority ownership, in a self-style business or with a company that will never get to an equity transaction, can be...

Blog: Management Fibs (Lies?)

Blog: Management Fibs (Lies?) Everyone has heard the now infamous, “The check is in the mail.” If someone who owed YOU money said that, would you believe it? Management tells fibs, too — below are some of my favorites. How often have heard you...

Blog: Is It Really a Business?

Blog: Is It Really a Business? Besides being an Angel investor I have worked with student entrepreneurs at local universities. I run across many situations, where there isn’t an understanding of the difference between a product to build a business and a product that...

Blog: Leadership from all Angles

Blog: Leadership from all Angles Imagine, expecting a rookie pitcher to come out of the bull pen in game seven in the World Series and expect to have him pitch a no-hitter. This can be likened to expecting an entrepreneur just out of school or one from leaving a...

Blog: Validating the Value Proposition and the Customer

Blog: Validating the Value Proposition and the Customer Most start-ups I have come across are new to the experience of validating the customer. The entrepreneur—driven by the passion of their dream— can’t see all of the roadblocks that lie ahead. The answer is to...