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The Creative "No"

The story so far: we know by now that great partnering is critical to produce great creativity. We might call it the Lennon/McCarntney effect.  This idea is obvious because we knew before that creativity has a profound social dimension. 475 more words

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Bitcoin: Time to Buy?

You might have heard about bitcoin, the new digital currency. It sounds like a weird thing at first. But then again, so did computers, laptops, wifi, twitter, and a lot of other things that now are just part of the landscape. 48 more words

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Winter is coming

I would be remiss to not write about Profligacy and Complacency given the warning signs coming from the likes of Bill Gurley, Fred Wilson… 734 more words


Andreessen: High burn rates risk more than just running out of cash

Earlier this month, Benchmark’s Bill Gurley and Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson weighed in on the biggest red flag in Silicon Valley. Surprisingly, it wasn’t rising valuations that had the two venture luminaries worried, but swelling burn rates and the implied lack of fear and pragmatism that they signaled among both founders and the boards and investors that back them. 777 more words


Prep Notes: Daily high school sports news


Wapahani defeated Blackford in straight sets, 25-11, 25-16, 25-13. Addie Reynolds led the team with 12 kills. Katie Foster served four aces and Shayna Webb added three aces. 401 more words


Bubble Talk: Is There Any Substance To It?

Are we in a tech bubble? That seems to be an on-going question that naturally pops up from time to time in the start-up world when things are going rather well. 915 more words