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October 21, 2014

WSJ: The “Valuation Sensation” Distortion

While "valuation sensations" – young entrepreneurs who are worth more than a billion dollars – and VC outliers pique the imagination, they also distort our understanding of how entrepreneurship works in America and how and when it makes sense to get outside funding for a startup from strangers who want to be partners.

August 8, 2014

Interview on

Ultimately, to be a successful entrepreneur you need to be able to do ‘something’ better than anyone else, so keeping up with what are global best practices in the areas where you have experience and/or expertise is essential for keeping your entrepreneurial options open to you.

August 1, 2014

HBR: Ditch the Startup Pitch

From my latest blog post on

Pitching skills are widely considered fundamental to basic entrepreneurship, and this skill is taught, evaluated, and rewarded as part of almost any entrepreneurial education. The problem is that pitching is a waste of time and teaching this as a primary skill of entrepreneurship is misleading and sets the wrong priorities for aspiring entrepreneurs.