A Eulogy to Rong Yiren

January 13, 2006   ·   2 min read

While I never knew him, I would much have liked to. Rong Yiren was a true entrepreneur. Rong’s … Continue reading “A Eulogy to Rong Yiren”

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Patagonia

January 13, 2006  ·  2 min read

One cannot but be in awe at the amazing beauty and diversity of Patagonia. From the Perito Moreno … Continue reading “Patagonia”

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Investment Banking Fees

January 6, 2006  ·  2 min read

My post praising the value of investment bankers led to a number of e-mails asking for the parameters … Continue reading “Investment Banking Fees”

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Morocco

January 6, 2006  ·  3 min read

My trip to Morocco was magnificent. There was palpable energy in the air and the attitude of many … Continue reading “Morocco”

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In Praise of Investment Bankers

December 28, 2005  ·  3 min read

Investment bankers have often decried as adding little value and adding complexity to otherwise simple sale processes. I … Continue reading “In Praise of Investment Bankers”

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Fund Raising 101

December 19, 2005  ·  4 min read

Looking back, I realize how little I really knew about fund raising when I started Aucland. It seemed … Continue reading “Fund Raising 101”

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St. Moritz

December 16, 2005  ·  2 min read

After a few more meetings with entrepreneurs in Paris including Fotovista (500 million euros in revenues!), oodrive and … Continue reading “St. Moritz”

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Inspiring Quotes

December 11, 2005  ·  < 1 min read

I recently came across an amazing site – BrainyQuote.com – with quotes from thousands of people from all … Continue reading “Inspiring Quotes”

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Advertising Creativity

December 11, 2005  ·  < 1 min read

I have always been in awe of creativity in advertising. The first ad that profoundly moved me was … Continue reading “Advertising Creativity”

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Venture Voice Interview

December 10, 2005  ·  < 1 min read

If you’re not sick and tired of reading my ramblings, here is your chance to listen to them … Continue reading “Venture Voice Interview”

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Entrepreneurs Everywhere :)

December 5, 2005  ·  < 1 min read

The guiding theme of my current vacation is to meet entrepreneurs from the world over. As my travels … Continue reading “Entrepreneurs Everywhere :)”

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If it’s in the press it must be official :)

December 5, 2005  ·  < 1 min read

http://www.forbes.com/markets/2005/12/01/zingy-mobile-content-1201markets13.html Zingy Founder Steps Down Peter Kafka, 12.01.05, 5:02 PM ET The founder of one of the best-known … Continue reading “If it’s in the press it must be official :)”

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Inspiring Speeches

December 5, 2005  ·  < 1 min read

I suppose the concept of inspiring people through great oration is particularly appealing to me and when I … Continue reading “Inspiring Speeches”

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International Idea Arbitrage

November 29, 2005  ·  3 min read

An international idea arbitrage is a concept I coined in the mid-1990s (apologies in advance to whomever might … Continue reading “International Idea Arbitrage”

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9 Business Selection Criteria

November 28, 2005  ·  4 min read

As I am entering a new stage of my life, the time has come to pull from my … Continue reading “9 Business Selection Criteria”

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The End of a Journey, the Beginning of a New One

November 28, 2005  ·  < 1 min read

Over the past four and half years, I have had the pleasure to share a wonderful journey with … Continue reading “The End of a Journey, the Beginning of a New One”

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