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Failure is a Big Topic for entrepreneurs. For some, failure can be a dominant thread in the storytelling and experience of their entrepreneurial journey. But its a myth, and the world’s best entrepreneurs know that they can never fail.
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Your business is successful when all of the right ingredients come together. An idea. A plan, a market opportunity. And a great team. Having the right people in the room with you is key. We know instinctively that the successful teams - the High Performance Teams are an indispensable part of the [...]
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Japan is a tech giant with a top-heavy economy dominated by large corporations. What accounts for the missing benefits of wide bottom-up innovation in the form of startups? With capital, talent, and the most obvious ingredients for startups plentiful in Japan, it is the less obvious cultural aspects of innovation that are going to take the most time to develop.
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Do you have this relationship with your customers? This is the Platinum Rule of business, and it is a secret worth knowing.
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Russia remains parked in Ukraine’s east where Moscow-backed separatists continue to create mayhem. Meanwhile, the western allies are maintaining a general consensus that has led...
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Brookings says it time to start providing lethal material assistance to Ukraine. The passive hope of keeping Putin's Russian expansionism in a bottle on a shelf is looking more and more unrealistic.
"Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do” argues for greater U.S. leadership in ending the conflict in Ukraine and Russian involvement in the region. The report, authored by eight former senior U.S. diplomatic and military officials, urges the United States and NATO to bolster Ukraine’s defense and deter further Russian aggression by providing military assistance to Ukraine—includin...
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Austin has seen a lot of drama recently surrounding the question of Uber and how city council wants to run our city. In the end, what we see on the surface of this discussion is just the beginning of much larger questions about how Austin will grow and what our transportation system will become. This is from the Forbes 'Ready for Business' column.
The fight between ride-share companies and city officials in Austin and many other cities about exerting control over the future of transportation.
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Our startup team has accomplished a lot over the past few years. As a team leader and entrepreneur, the story I am sharing with you right now is the secret behind our success. We were successfully acquired by our largest competitor, where we became a corporate R&D group building businesses and [...]
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Japan is an extremely entrepreneurial society, with a long history of individuals creating businesses and striking out on their own. Despite this history, the phenomenon of ‘Startup entrepreneurship’ is not yet the engine of economic growth and innovation that Japan needs; With global change and pace of innovation ever accelerating, Japan [...]
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I think those are all fantastic arguments, however it leaves out the bubbles and inevitable busts that have thus far been inseparable from startup culture. More importantly though, one of the largest problems we have seen both in America, and in Israel, is the decoupling of reward and value in startup culture.

It has become all too common now, for some startup to be valued at billions of dollars, on nothing but hype, despite questions about their business model, or lack thereof, only for those criticisms to be proven valid only after they are sold to a larger company, have a successful IPO, crowd fund massive amount of money, or otherwise make massive returns for the founder and VCs, while adding no value at all, or even negative value, to society and the economy at large.

I just can't help but wonder, with a declining and ageing population, if Japanese society can afford a startup culture that could potentially enrich a small VC class, at the cost of the retirement funds of the generally unsophisticated average investor. 
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My latest post on Forbes. Something that I have seen so many times when advising startups and entrepreneurs. The Everest Moment. 
Our companies and careers grow and take place as strings of events. As we progress, some of the things that we think are going to be difficult, turn out to be quite easy.  And inevitably some projects that look easy turn out to be exceedingly difficult. Much of the discrepency between our assesment [...]
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Successful executives get where they are because of their ability to make good decisions. The ability to predict the right course of action under even uncertain conditions is the hallmark of good leaders – something that comes from years of experience. Along with experience and the situational demands of leadership comes confidence [...]
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How Google became a great company: Understanding the difference between bounded complexity problems and non-bounded complexity problems.
Value flows from knowledge. This has been taught to all of us since we were kids, and it’s the basis of our drive to educate ourselves and to pursue information – something that all professionals do automatically. The value of our businesses is similarly derived from our knowledge-- knowledge gleaned from [...]
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Management, marketing, strategy, team leadership, engineering, product management
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  • CoStar Group
    General Manager, present
  • Dell
  • Meridian Internet Services
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  • Toshiba
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  • Meridian World Data
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Do You Know The Platinum Rule For Customer Loyalty?
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Do you have this relationship with your customers? This is the Platinum Rule of business, and it is a secret worth knowing.

If Everest Was In Your Path, Would You Recognize It? Its An Insight That...
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Our companies and careers grow and take place as strings of events. As we progress, some of the things that we think are going to be difficu

How Smart Startups Win At SXSW Interactive
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Each March the global tech community comes together to share, learn, and celebrate technology at South-By-South-West-Interactive (SXSWi), Au

The Escalation Advocates are Wrong on Ukraine
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Russia remains parked in Ukraine’s east where Moscow-backed separatists continue to create mayhem. Meanwhile, the western allies are maintai

In Leadership, When Does Your Hard-Earned Confidence Become A Weakness?
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Successful executives get where they are because of their ability to make good decisions. The ability to predict the right course of action

Business Management With 'Environmental Beta': The Measure Of Change
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Now more than ever, business is an exercise in the management of constant change. And the fields that our business operate in are dynamic, e

What Makes Google Great? Understanding The Difference Between Bounded an...
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Value flows from knowledge. This has been taught to all of us since we were kids, and it’s the basis of our drive to educate ourselves and t

The 'Hickenlooper Effect': How Colorado's Governor Recruited Entrepreneu...
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It was late, the streets deserted and traffic-less despite being the middle of downtown Denver, home to over 3 million people. Colorado's 62

Looking For A Deal? How Meta Brands Will Change Everything
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What do you think of when you think of a Brand? We know brands like Nike, Toyota, and Apple in a very intimate way—they have distinctive per

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The New Secret For Being Promoted To The C-Suite
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Along with the CEO, the C-Suite consists of the executives in charge of the functional specializations at work within the company: legal, ma

For Startups, Building It Is The Easy Part
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To be successful in business you do have to have a great product; a product that is developed and ready to go. This alone takes a great deal

Success And 'The Rule Of Three'
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Understanding the needs of your customers, coworkers, sponsors, investors, and other important people in your business life is important. Ce

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Search new and used cars for sale by city. See hi-res pictures, prices and info on top makes & models. Fall in love with your new car, truck

The Strange Secret Behind Founding A Business
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Being a startup founder is an exercise in a strange and almost inexplicable physics. We are taught not to believe in magic, but looking at h

What Blue Chip Companies Are Finding Out The Hard Way: We Are All Startups
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As the world becomes more complex and markets less predictable, the willingness to try things and to fail - while once the feared career-end

Love The Critics, They Just Might Save Your Business
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When was the last time that somebody honestly and directly criticized you or your business? If you have not gotten guidance, feedback, comme

How Fast Is Austin Growing? I Didn't Believe It Either...
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Austin is a city that has been growing for decades. Back in the late 1980's and early 1990's the pressure of folks moving into Austin from C

Kevin Ready - Ready For Business
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Kevin Ready's stories. Ready For Business: I write about entrepreneurship and what makes startups successful.

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