An Interview Tom O'Dea of Rocket Whale

It wasn’t until the Rocket Whale team had been out of Flashpoint for months that things started to gel. “We went into Flashpoint with a »

Why Do Startups Think Fundraising Equals Success?

The answer may be that almost no scalable startups are actually successful, so people depend on proxies to “grade” themselves. The best research I’m familiar »

Beyond “Strong Opinions Weakly Held”

This phrase shows up periodically, like a comet, in close orbit around the startup world, particularly the Silicon Valley part. Fred Wilson wrote about it a »

Entrepreneurial Mindsets. Or, Three Guys Walk into a Bar…

Three men: a rube, a nerd, and a wise guy, are walking into a bar when a piano falls on them. They appear instead in front »

Keep an Eye Out for Nothing

When entrepreneurs get out of the building to go and talk to their customers, they accumulate data. People get excited about the idea or they don’ »