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What do Investors Want? Maybe What the World Needs?

Posted by on May 15th, 2012

Try this: take a step back from your phone, your FaceBook, and your daily routine, clear your mind, and think about the large-scale institutions that need change. What markets to disrupt?

It’s going on three years since Fred Wilson of AVC did this excellent Google talk on disruption. What markets really need disruption? He said consumer finance, energy, education, and

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Disruption vs. Revenue Quandary and the Tech Bubble

Posted by on May 1st, 2012

I remember the first tech bubble well. True story: In 1998, one prominent online vendor – long since dead, by the way – was selling my company’s product for $66 when the distributor price was $76. Also true: In 2000, a would-be acquirer flirted with buying Palo Alto Software for its web traffic, but wanted to leave out our $5

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