The Anti-Advisory Board

Last week I did a guest post for VentureBeat on building an Anti-Advisory Board. I’ve included my original (unedited) post below. Your anti-advisory board: Leverage for lean startups (and life) Umberto Eco, encyclopedic Italian author, philosopher, and semiotician is known, among other things, for the size of his private libraries. Just one of them is […]

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The Like-ification of 2011

Earlier this week, I wrote a guest post on VentureBeat on the Like-ification of 2011 and start-up opportunities for entrepreneurs that can figure out how to leverage what we “like”. The piece was picked up and re-posted in the New York Times. Ironically, you couldn’t “like” it in either place. Feel free to do so […]

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Weak Signals

The following is a post I recently wrote for CMEA’s blog. You can also see it here. At the World Economic Forum this past January, there was a two-hour session of the program devoted to the topic of “Weak Signals.”  This didn’t turn out to be a warning about bad communications infrastructure (as the crackberry […]

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