The Just Because You’re Paranoid Edition
Posted at 15:45h, 27 Oct 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
It’s comforting to envision a tech utopia, where our homes know our wants/needs; where our cars are self-driving and hot meals show up on our doorstep. Startup L Jackson referred to the on-demand economy as assisted living for the young, and no, this is not about Millenial bashing. This is a wake-up call. In case […]
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At the Crossroads and In the Cross Hairs
Posted at 15:43h, 20 Oct 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Once upon a time, you could buy this device called a television, plug the power cord into the wall, hook it up to the antenna, turn it on, and entertainment appeared. It offered a variety of content, across channels. Oh, and there were commercials. That’s how broadcasters/content providers made money. It was referred to as […]
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Airbnb’s first pitch deck
Posted at 15:45h, 13 Oct 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Airbnb's first pitch deck has been circulating of late, and while it's a great lesson in how to put together a deck and launch not only a company, but a viable business (Lessons From Airbnb's Investor Pitch Deck), remember - seven investors passed on it. Quelle dommage and for the record, we first heard about the company not long after it launched, when an early adopter frequent-traveler British friend put it on our radar. We thought it was a no-brainer (only couchsurfing had been around before that, which might have been their closest competitor, but that company had no revenue model. There's a non-starter f...
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The Trouble with Tribbles
Posted at 15:44h, 05 Oct 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, In case you missed the reference (doubt it), the subject line was the title of an episode from the original Star Trek series, about adorable, harmless little creatures called tribbles who procreated ad nauseam and gorged themselves to death – without giving away too much of the episode. And we do see […]
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