TechCrunch Disrupt 2015 is upon us. It’s time to take the party to NYC, for the bargain price of $2,995. General admission gets you access to ALL – rub elbows with up and coming entrepreneurs, hear from industry superstars, check out all the cutting edge technology…maybe party is an understatement. =) You may recognize theContinue reading “Can You Be Disruptive Enough To Win $50K??”
Category Archives: Innovation
Compete At Your Peril?
I just started reading “Zero To One” by Silicon Valley innovator, entrepreneur and prominent venture capitalist, Peter Thiel. He presents a unique way of thinking as a key ingredient for startup success. Startups have to generate new ideas and act on them rapidly to grow and expand their operations. That’s really the only way theyContinue reading “Compete At Your Peril?”
Spreading The Seed
I love spinning tales of romance in the Silicon Valley setting. I’m told I seriously over-glamorize the lifestyles of my heroes and heroines but whatever. I write FICTION so isn’t that kind of a requirement? I mean, I have to keep things interesting. right? WINK, WINK As an entrepreneur, I am fascinated with goings-on in the Valley.Continue reading “Spreading The Seed”
Want A Chance To Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card???
Marketing. It’s a word that simultaneously excites me and makes me cringe. Platforms are constantly changing, making it difficult to reach a target market (ahem, Facebook), prospective customers are tuning out more and more because there is a constant glut of information being thrown at them, key performance metrics that trended positive six months agoContinue reading “Want A Chance To Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card???”
Innovation & The Chopped Challenge
Definitions for one thousand, Alex. “To introduce something new, make changes in anything established.” What is…INNOVATE!!! If you’re a Food Network fanatic like me, you know there is one show all innovators have to appreciate, regardless of your perceived prowess in the kitchen…CHOPPED hosted by Ted Allen. Taking a basket of sometimes intimidating, many times downrightContinue reading “Innovation & The Chopped Challenge”
Wanna Be A Crowdfunding Success Story?
Aspiring entrepreneurs can learn so much from crowdfunding success stories. Taking advantage of websites like Kickstarter puts your brilliance on virtual display for a whole host of future customers. But if you want to command major bucks for your company, carefully consider the forthcoming pieces of advice. Incorporating them into your pitch will make yourContinue reading “Wanna Be A Crowdfunding Success Story?”
Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist – Who Am I???
Here’s just one more reason why Robert Downey Jr. stands strong at the top of my “list.” <3 Microsoft’s social media campaign, The Collective Project, celebrates students using technology to change the world. How better than to give young children use of their limbs back using 3D print technology? That’s exactly what Limitless Technology does.Continue reading “Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist – Who Am I???”
Obsessing About Mr. Wonderful
I’m giggling because I’m mildly obsessed with Mr. Wonderful these days. Anyone who’s read my blog recently can attest to that. Could it be because he kinda reminds me of Paul Emerson, ruthless and calculating CEO of Blue Coat Capital? Check out my novel Unlikely Venture if you’re curious!!! I found this video on YouTube…first ofContinue reading “Obsessing About Mr. Wonderful”
Women Make Better CEOs…Just Ask Mr. Wonderful
Women make better CEOs. At least they do to Kevin O’Leary, the shrewd and calculating entrepreneur of ABC’s Shark Tank. But this isn’t conjecture; he’s got numbers to prove it. According to Mr. Wonderful, female-run companies offer him greater returns on his investments and quicker exits. “If I want high returns with low volatility, that equals a woman.” You heard itContinue reading “Women Make Better CEOs…Just Ask Mr. Wonderful”
Go Big Or Go Home?
Boiling the ocean. So cliché. We hear those words all the time in corporate America. It basically means you are trying to do way too much within a given endeavor/timeframe. Usually, those projects end up failing because you didn’t focus your efforts on the goal at hand and you let things get way out ofContinue reading “Go Big Or Go Home?”