Thoughts from the Frontier
Behind many a great artist, is a great producer.
Breaking Trade-offs for Fun and Profit!
Making partnerships work, and that actually get to market.
Extraordinary results stem from exceptional paths. We use Will Thorndike’s framework from “The Outsiders” to summarize key insights we’ve collected in the hard science space.
Out of more than 80 of these promising technologies -- 60+% of which could be considered successes from a technical standpoint -- less than 10% made it to market.
It's not about the size of the lake, but how many fish you'll catch
When you have a new wire, you have to find a way to work with the existing mouse trap industry - don't try to build a whole new mouse trap.
Three key lessons from a summer working at Rhapsody
Venture returns come from a concentrated portfolio of companies where you, the investor, can actively add value.
Great companies are not necessarily great investments! Simple economics explains why.
Beware analogies. They can tempt you down dangerous paths.
The communication and expectation gap between startups and big companies and how to overcome it.
How startups fundraise themselves out of exit options.
Smarter ways to get market feedback.