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Funding Innovation

My friend Dan Levitan, highly successful venture capitalist and managing partner of Maveron, gives us a 101 course in venture capitalism. Accompanying Written Blog Marshall’s Complete Video...

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Razor Sharp Innovation

Razor Sharp Innovation

One of the most influential ideas in the innovation world of recent years is that of the innovator’s dilemma, the title of a 1997 book by Clay Christensen.  When we met Christensen in his Harvard office we asked him to explain the concept.  “So the...

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Not Doing

Not Doing

Sometimes doing nothing is the best strategy. Simply, not doing. When he became CEO in 1993, former McKinsey consultant and turnaround master, Lou Gerstner, decided not to split IBM – even though this was something which previous CEO, John Akers...

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