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Dear Founder #7: Thinking global from day 1

One of the happy things in my day-to-day life is that we are increasingly seeing founders who are thinking global from day 1.  Substantive thoughts about building a “global” company … Continue Reading


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Dear Founder #6: on weather-proofing again (with a note on strategies for the unexpected tornado) ….

  Dear Founder, We feel the need to speak about resilience and being weather-proof again (our part 1 – “building strong and weather-proof companies” – is here).  For those of … Continue Reading


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The art and science of venture investing – #3: it’s investing vs divesting and the “relationship”

Some of the most interesting analyses about investing that has been making the rounds of the institutional investment community in the last few years has been about how fund managers … Continue Reading


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Re-imagine: products, policies, digital transformation, machines vs humans

As we move into a new decade, it is worth asking broader questions like “what does our world need”? We’ve just sent out an investor newsletter discussing how the world … Continue Reading


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The Power of the Power Law, “super-stars”, and moving the returns curve “to the right”!

I finally get to jot down some of my thoughts here about the “power law”, and more specifically the “power of the power law” …. I. The phenomenon of superstars OK, … Continue Reading


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The art and science of venture investing – #1: dealing with “hotness” and “coldness”, luck vs skill, intellectual honesty, and others

I’m recently back from a large tech conference where some participants were discussing the question whether AR, VR and AI is “too hot”? Should I pay any attention to what … Continue Reading


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The Internet of Energy Things (and Services) is taking shape

The world is moving towards an “internet of energy things”, and it is bringing new players as well as changing the nature of the energy, energy efficiency and smart energy … Continue Reading


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Thoughts from the trenches: being long on innovation

Why I am long on innovation – 5 considerations: #1. A big, digital and disruptive change is underway.  We are going through a second wave of internet transformation: the first … Continue Reading


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Efficiency is becoming an increasingly broad theme

We have noticed a new “efficiency revolution” around us. The concept of efficiency is not new and we use it often.  But one could say that there are “good” efficiency … Continue Reading