True business success and leadership starts with real personal values, extends to building a team, and finally to inspiring customers and your community. That’s a huge leap from an entrepreneurial idea, to a product, to making money. Is it any wonder that the majority of startups fail? My job as a new business advisor is […]
Cybersecurity is an epic, ongoing battle in which the good guys are companies and consumers trying to be safe, and the bad guys are the evil hackers, criminals, and nation-state spies. The good guys are led into battle by Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and their teams. To stay ahead of the bad guys, companies […]
Everyone has heard about the big potential for using artificial intelligence (AI) to expand your business, but many of the small businesses I mentor are still wary of embracing it, because they don’t understand how it works, and fear losing control and unintended consequences. My advice is that AI is here, so it behooves all […]
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in LA for the first half of March 2019 featuring Gotham Green Partners.
If you want to learn how to sell, how to win in business, and how to get new customers, this article is for you. How To Sell In 2019 Sales, sales, sales. It’s something I don’t talk about enough, but it is absolutely the foundation of my career. I’m challenging myself to go deeper in […]
Imagine the thrill of purchasing your new home combined with the shock of receiving a check in the mail. If it sounds too good to be true, then you should check out proptech startup Padx, a consumer-centric real estate platform. This LA startup pays showing agents a flat fee for each home tour and receive collects a […]
A 2008 paper “How Unlucky is 25-Sigma”, describes an interview with Goldman Sach’s then-CFO David Viniar who referred to their flagship fund’s 27% loss in August 2007 as a “25 Sigma event”. The paper goes on to analyze this statement and quickly shows that a 25-Sigma event would take place once in 1.309e+135 years, a […]
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 12/14/18 featuring funding details for Vyng.
As the playoffs are in full swing, everyone is littering their speech with baseball apologies, “We are only at the bottom of the first inning for all these technologies,” declared Pano Anthos at last week’s RoboLab forum. When illustrating his point, Anthos deconstructed one of XRC Labs‘ portfolio companies which utilizes computer vision to identify store merchandise. “Right […]
Mastering content creation and distribution for your brand on social media is a difficult and long process. But, in an effort to provide you guys with as much value as possible, I’m going to help speed up that process and show you how I do it on a daily basis for my personal brand. Shared […]