Tag Archives | High-Tech Case Studies

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The One Thing VCs Could Do To Increase Returns

If the person who can cure diabetes came to you for money, if you were a VC you’d likely turn that person away. And, an inventor who could reduce global dependency on oil by designing better batteries? That VC might not even take the meeting. By venture capitalists’ individual actions, they are limiting growth and  More

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Can Mayer Save Yahoo and How?

Today, BusinessWeek ran a front cover story on Marisa Mayer’s leadership of Yahoo, asking what seems like a 10-year old question, ‘can it be saved?’ Having grown up in Silicon Valley and worked in tech most of my career, I have followed every move, shake, disaster and firing that has happened there. Because the Yahoo  More

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TEDxNewEngland Talk – Nilofer Merchant on Inclusivity

How would you reinvent business, reinvent America, or reinvent the world? This is the question I was asked to answer a few weeks back for a #TEDtalk.  TEDxNewEngland’s event was held at the WGBN station, just 3 weeks before the US National Election and the amazing organizers asked a range of politicians, economists, national policy  More

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3 Must-Reads for this Weekend #13

Welcome to Fall, 2012! Hope you are getting your pumpkins, and your fall gear out this weekend. There’s a definite crispness in the air here in California. These stories  caught my eye this week; All address the tension of scale and meaning, much like #SocialEra. 75% of the S&P500 in 2020 won’t be ones we  More