I’ve been involved in one way or another with business accelerators for more than thirty years. Sometimes you hear the names Accelerator and Incubator used interchangeably but these are two very different things. If you are a startup founder these differences are very important. Accelerators are big money for-profit entities with names like TechStars, Y […]
WHO DOES IT RIGHT?Many people misuse the word “Innovation”. But this is where you will learn about who is doing it right (and wrong)…
The Five Simple Secrets For Big Company Innovation… Beware: Hungry StartUps Already Know About These. Are They Your Real Competition?
If your company is a Fortune 1,000 or even a wannabe Fortune 1,000 then you probably know the best way to grow your top line revenues is with real product/service innovation. Something completely new addressing customer pain points that can be sold through your current distribution channels. In fast moving markets this innovation may mean […]
How to Take The Risk Out Of Scaling Your Next Innovation Idea… What Can Big Companies Learn From Lean Startups?
What’s the riskiest part of building any business big or small? Hint: This is the riskiest, most costly phase in and business timeline. You could be a few scrappy engineers trying to build a new company from a napkin pitch or a polished and professional big company team trying to develop and bolt on a […]
What Essential Lesson Can Today’s Tech Titans Learn From The Xerox Collapse? And… Where’s The Opportunity For Your Next Startup?
I know the stock market is going crazy these days and churning up a lot of stomach acid, but It’s a fact of life that stock prices will always go up and down. The only sure thing is to keep your eye on the actual company performance and invest in the real winners. This recent […]
Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Amazon are all going strong right now but one thing is for sure… No disruptor has lasted forever. Just as these leaders crushed their predecessors, new innovative companies will come along and crush them at some point. Maybe sooner than you think… Why not you? When you look at the crop […]
The world is changing fast… The Tech World even faster. And every day it seems like a new technology incubator/accelerator pops up. Universities, venture capital firms, big companies, and governments are jumping on the Incubator/Accelerator bandwagon like never before… Everyone involved with these business startup factories hope the next crop of disruptors is just a […]
What’s the next big thing? What’s the next Billion dollar startup? If you think it might be in the area of Artificial Intelligence, big data, or the Internet of Things you just might be wrong… How do I know this? Because right now in some garage, basement, or super cool co-working space there’s at least […]
Leveraging New Year’s Resolutions To Power Your Company Forward In 2017 – The Secret To Setting Annual Goals And Getting Them Done
Everyone seems to have a few favorite New Year’s resolutions. The same ones show up on your list every year. It’s like your own personal greatest hits. I guess it’s human nature to optimistically set resolutions every January but fall short by the end of the month or even sooner. Unfortunately, when it comes to […]
Where Will The Next Uber, DropBox or AirBnB Come From? What four things could be missing in startup accelerators?
Over the last decade or so startup accelerators have been a great source of inspiration, education, connections and capital for new companies. Y-Combinator, the granddaddy of them all started on March 11, 2005. Since then, just this one accelerator has churned out over a thousand new companies Unicorns like Uber, DropBox, and AirBnB got their […]
Not too many years ago I would buy a new computer every two or three years. My phone would be ready for replacement every two years right on my old phone’s two year birthday. I have a drawer filled with old phones. But hardware and software upgrades and replacements don’t seem as urgent these days. […]