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“Thought Leadership” – 10 Ideas on Being a Thought Leader

Abstract: This paper was inspired by a blog post by Brad Feld of the Foundry Group, a venture-capital firm in Boulder. I don’t know Brad but the idea of thought-leadership hits home to my own views of the “compelling argument” which I used in teaching a graduate class at the University of Colorado for nearly a decade. Read more

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an angel investor?

If I could have any job in the world, it would be to be a full time angel investor.  Angels get to meet super-smart people with cutting edge ideas, they work with other angels who have deep sector expertise and ask great questions, they are intellectually stimulated in evaluating and negotiating deals and they can make a lot of money. Read more

Where are all the Angel Investors?

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Where are all the Angel Investors?

I get asked this question all the time and the answer is simple – “They’re all around you.”  But identifying them and building a collective network of angels to pool funds together to invest in deals is not easy in Colorado.  We’re lacking in Google and Facebook millionaires, and yet we have thousands of “Accredited Investors” in the state (with a net worth of $1 million or more excluding their primary residence, or income over $200K per year) Read more

“Pitch Perfect” – Ideas for Better Presentations

This updated presentation was inspired by Peter Adams when I mentioned a quote from a colleague who said “if you are boring face-to-face, you will still be boring via video conference.  Peter added, “twice as boring!”  If I may also add, I have sat in on too many presentations lately that were as Peter suggest twice as boring.

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Gamification and Artificial Intelligence – Monetization of Business Management – 10 Tips

Gamification is all the rage these days. In order to distill this down to something simple was the task at hand. Here are the briefly highlights after reviewing more than 100 documents, articles and reports.

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50 Shades of Green – Seeking Startup Lessons Learned

RVC seeks short articles for the RVC blog exploring the “50 shades of green” ways companies are started, get funding, grow, exist and exit.

We are seeking your “real life” experiences at any stage of the game to share with others to help avoid the “black holes” and give them insights to be the “rising star.” Read more

Twitter and Google Unleash a Social-Search Tsunami – Top-10 Recommended Actions

Twitter and Google have reached a deal to make tweets searchable in real time using the search engine.

The tweets will now appear as people search for content using the search engine. Before this deal, Google would have to crawl the social media website and then post the tweets.  Google will most likely pay a flat licensing fee for the tweets and Twitter hopes to get increased traffic. Read more