Strategy

Here Is What Is

Here Is What Is

Entrepreneurs are different–people who see possibilities where others see limitations. But best ideas seldom win, and paraphrasing my friend Daniel Lanois in his film “Here is What is”, people would be surprised how much Creativity comes from Shit. Put into the context of how startups evolve into successful companies, it has become clear to me that the key to later […]

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Enterprise innovation cycle (the next “wave” on a Rising Tide)

Enterprise innovation cycle (the next “wave” on a Rising Tide)

Most Enterprises have taken their medicine over the past 4 years, since the big crash of 2008, and don’t have much more room to optimize performance through cuts and austerity measures alone. Our bets are that Enterprises are cautiously and selectively starting to explore CAPX and strategic investments — especially in areas that can drive customer acquisition and growth. New […]

by × August 26, 2011 × 0 comments
Long live entrepreneurs !!!

Long live entrepreneurs !!!

Perhaps a contrary point of view, but I believe that the current market and economic turmoil makes it a very exciting time to be an entrepreneur and to bet on entrepreneurs, and will eventually be quite beneficial to their businesses. Gone are the days, especially in the B2B environment, when customers can afford to ignore a “better mousetrap” (especially where they drive in-year cost reductions or productivity improvements), or make

by × April 14, 2011 × 8 comments
NFQ Entrepreneur’s Playbook

NFQ Entrepreneur’s Playbook

We hold these truths to be self-evident” — well maybe in the case of the US Declaration of Independence, but not necessarily in the case of what it takes to start, build and scale-up companies to reach critical mass.  Why is it that in most cases, that entrepreneurs that found companies rarely make the transformation into being the CEOs that grow the enterprises to critical mass?  Or that so many start-ups fail, after tremendous initial growth?  After going

by × January 14, 2011 × 2 comments