What if it’s 1996, not 1999?

Seeing Both Sides

Amidst all the recent talk of boom vs. bubble , there is a hue and cry that the current environment may smack of 1999. There are eight US-based global technology companies with market capitalizations of greater than $100 billion (Apple, Google, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Cisco).

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Stop Thinking And Acting Local: Small Businesses Seeking Growth Should See Themselves As Global Enterprises

YoungUpstarts

Overcoming Challenges of Growing Globally. But going global can be an intimidating prospect for some. 1 Bill Gates, Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy, March 24, 1999. 2 PwC, 19th Annual Global CEO Survey, January, 2016. By Dr. Karen M.

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How One Woman’s Flat Tire Inspired A Global Trucking Movement

YoungUpstarts

She continues to attract fellow visionaries from global corporations to guide and fuel her vehicle for helping women. Keith Martino is head of CMI, a global consultancy founded in 1999 that customizes leadership and sales development initiatives.

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Social Solutions Global Buys Community Techknowledge

SiliconHills

Social Solutions Global from Baltimore announced Monday it has acquired Austin-based Community Techknowledge. CTK, founded in 1999, has more than 60 employees. The company will become part of Social Solutions Global, which was founded in 2000 and has more than […] The post Social Solutions Global Buys Community Techknowledge appeared first on SiliconHills.

Proposed International Tax Reform Carries Serious Negative Unintended Consequences for U.S. Companies and Damages U.S. Global Competitiveness

Pascal's View

The abundance of risk capital during America’s technology bubble in 1999 and 2000 effectively financed the launch of the technology innovation ecosystems that now thrive in China, India, Singapore and other emerging (and increasingly robust) economies. We must stop damaging America’s global competitiveness. The accounting firm KPMG recently issued a public policy alert with respect to new international tax regulations that were introduced in May for Congressional consideration.

Personal Reflections on 2017

thebarefootvc

Once I started my venture capital career in 1999 after being on Wall Street and an entrepreneur, no one was going to come in the way of my doing what I loved and knew I was good at. It also became apparent over the years that I had a view of the venture world that no other VC funds did – that VC had to become more global, more diverse and innovative to remain relevant and thrive in the 21 st century.

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Apply Hospitality-Driven Thinking to Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Back in 1999, Amazon patented a feature and changed their own process and on-line commerce forever: One-click purchasing, versus re-entering name, address, and credit card information for every transaction. I just finished a new book by Stephen J.

Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation

ReadWriteStart

In 2005, The Wall Street Journal tried to estimate the “world’s cash hoard” and arrived at a figure of $46 trillion (PDF), based on global insurance, pension and mutual funds holdings alone. Levy should know, in 1999 he founded eHatchery, an Atlanta-based precursor to today’s accelerators.

Higher Ed Start-Up Teams With Top Universities to Offer ‘Free’ Courses

Campus Entrepreneurship

I have worked for 3 ‘internet startups’ over the past 14 years (my first.com was in 1999) and the two that relied on ‘free’ models (even with ‘freemium services’) did not survive. American Exceptionalism Campus Eco-System Disruption in Higher Education Frontier Thesis Global Higher Education ProfessorsNick DeSantis at the Chronicle of Higher Education has a really great piece on Coursera and some new university partnership announcement.

Will tech kill your job?

Berkonomics

By 2024, ninety percent of the global population will have regular Internet access. Since 1999, the U.S. Close. Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. “My

3 Reasons Saying ‘I’m Sorry’ And ‘Thank You’ Can Change Corporate Culture

YoungUpstarts

Keith Martino is head of CMI, a global consultancy founded in 1999 that customizes leadership and sales development initiatives.

Leadership Failure! What Will It Cost You?

YoungUpstarts

Keith Martino is head of CMI, a global consultancy founded in 1999 that customizes leadership and sales development initiatives. by Keith Martino , head of CMI and author of “ Expect Leadership “ Mediocre Mike was a card shark. He lived for the weekends.

Why Corporate Dysfunction Is Deadly

YoungUpstarts

Keith Martino is head of CMI, a global consultancy founded in 1999 that customizes leadership and sales development initiatives. by Keith Martino , head of CMI and author of “Expect Leadership”.

Corporate Advisor and Lecturer Helping Connect Manufacturers to End Users

Hearpreneur

In 2012 she was announced as one of the Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum. A lot of great minds have amazing products and ideas but not the right (global) network. I am a global citizen, and I understand the global marketplace. My global network, for sure.

It’s Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission

Both Sides of the Table

In 1999 I was working in the London offices of Andersen Consulting. He told me that he was leading the project globally and gave me the name of the lead Japanese partner.

B is for BUBBLE: Venture Capital in 2013

VC Cafe

Last year, the VC industry partied like its 1999. New data from research firm Pitchbook makes it official: valuations are at an all-time high. Some of the frenzy is driven by Wall Street. The bull market will celebrate its 5 th anniversary in March (NASDAQ grew 38.3%

In a Strong Wind Even Turkeys Can Fly

Both Sides of the Table

By 1999 we had grown into the largest independent consulting firm in the world. By 1999 it seemed like everybody was growing, though. I left Andersen Consulting in 1999 at the height of the market. One of the wisest people I worked with in my career was Ameet Shah.

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3 Reasons Why Young Companies Need To Train In Cybersecurity

YoungUpstarts

The threat is growing, with cybersecurity attacks expected to cost global businesses $2.1 As the threat of cyberattacks grows, training in safe internet use and responding to external threats is vital for all IT workers.

China’s Torch Program – the glow that can light the world (Part 2 of 5)

Steve Blank

This enabled Torch to evolve with China’s rapidly global economy. Set up in 1999, Innofund offers grants ($150 – $250K), loan interest subsidies and equity investment.

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Thank you to the Austin Technology Incubator at UT Austin for creating the Austin startup scene as…

Austin Startup

When I came to Austin in 1999, ATI was one of the only organizations supporting entrepreneurs in Texas. Now is the time to focus on Austin’s potential to use technology to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges in a way that starts locally and scales globally.

The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Get

Both Sides of the Table

If you take a snapshot during an extraordinary surge in valuations, M&A activity, IPOs and thus wealth creation you’d echo John Doerr’s famous quote from 1999 that, “The Internet is the greatest legal creation of wealth in history.&# Overnight success.

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Think Like An Owner – And One Day You Will Be

YoungUpstarts

Keith Martino is head of CMI, a global consultancy founded in 1999 that customizes leadership and sales development initiatives. by Keith Martino , head of CMI and author of “ Expect Leadership ”. Jerry wasn’t your average engineer.

Alibaba S-1: Sizing Up A Giant

Agile VC

Alibaba’s Genesis Alibaba was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma and 17 other colleagues, and like most startups they began as a small group working out of Ma’s apartment in Hangzhou. As I’m sure you’ve heard, Alibaba officially filed to go public yesterday.

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10 Digital Startup Conferences You Should Attend This Year

YoungUpstarts

Founded in 1999, Etail was one of the first conferences devoted to e-commerce, and it remains one of the biggest. Affiliate Summit is another conference that’s global in scope, with outposts in Singapore and Las Vegas. by Thomas Smale, founder of FE International.

How To Deal With A Loose Cannon In A Leadership Position

YoungUpstarts

Keith Martino is head of CMI, a global consultancy founded in 1999 that customizes leadership and sales development initiatives. by Keith Martino , head of CMI and author of “ Expect Leadership “ His team calls him “Dangerous Dan” for good reason.

China’s Torch Program – the glow that can light the world (Part 2 of 5)

Steve Blank

This enabled Torch to evolve with China’s rapidly global economy. Set up in 1999, Innofund offers grants ($150 – $250K), loan interest subsidies and equity investment.

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Meet Our New Special Advisor, Larry Summers

Ben's Blog

Undersecretary for International Affairs and then Deputy Treasury Secretary for President Clinton between 1993 and 1999. Became US Treasury Secretary in 1999. Third, Larry’s deep insight into global economics and geopolitics will be highly useful to our companies that intend to expand globally—which is to say, all of them. This is a guest post by Marc Andreessen, co-founder and General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz.

I Encourage Entrepreneurs To Ignore The Word “Bubble”

Feld Thoughts

In the tech industry, the great Internet bubble inflated between 1999 and 2000 and deflated (or popped) in 2001. I made a lot of mistakes in 1999 and 2000 that I’ve hopefully learned from (I believe I have) and took on a lot of challenging things between 2001 and 2005 which laid the groundwork for the business context that I find myself in today. In 2008, everyone in business and politics was consumed with the “global economic crisis&#.

The Case For & Against Cryptocurrencies (for those tired of all the noise)

Both Sides of the Table

These standards allowed global collaboration and expanded the boundaries of trade. The great promise of the Internet was the ability to break down barriers and allow you to sell products and services globally, benefitting buyer and seller.

If You Want to See How We'll Live In the Future.

Bryce Dot VC

I didn’t get my first mobile phone until 1999. In 2012 global mobile penetration hit 91%. …”look at how rich people are living today” Was said as a passing comment in a recent conversation. But I couldn’t let it just pass. Think about it. When you imagine Gordon Gecko from the movie Wall St. what image do you have in mind?

Roofing Exec by Day, Firefighter by Night – Joe’s Timely Leadership Lessons

YoungUpstarts

Keith Martino is head of CMI, a global consultancy founded in 1999 that customizes leadership and sales development initiatives. by Keith Martino , head of CMI and author of “ Expect Leadership “ Eddie scaled the catwalk, looked back and heard a loud boom.

[Review] An Innocent Story

YoungUpstarts

Embodying the informal, casual wit of the company, the founding of Innocent is summarized on their website in the form of a charming story as follows: “We started innocent in 1999 after selling our smoothies at a music festival.

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Twice in a Lifetime

Austin Startup

In 1997 I founded an internet company named Perficient, and it went public in 1999. Today the company still uses the logo that my college roommate created, employs thousands of people globally, and has a market cap well over half a billion dollars.

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

Both Sides of the Table

Of course articles like these are going to inflame people because not everybody who is running their own business (or aspires to) wants to believe that you need to go all out to compete and win on a global scale. But … global tech does require an absolute, singular commitment level.

Bullpen Capital's Duncan Davidson on VC Funding and "The Era of Cheap"

ReadWriteStart

They all went away; they got rolled up in 1999 and 2000 into these too-big-to-fail banking operations," Davidson tells us.

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24 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

My number one goal in 1999 when my wife (fiancé at the time) Abby and I started our firm was to create a business that allowed us to raise and support our family on our own terms—just like my parents’ business allowed them to do for more than 30 years. Each business has a story.

Taming The Multi-Cultural Butterfly – Leverage Diversity To Create Unity

YoungUpstarts

Keith Martino is head of CMI, a global consultancy founded in 1999 that customizes leadership and sales development initiatives. by Keith Martino , head of CMI and author of “ Expect Leadership “. We were almost set for the session to begin. Wu arrived early. Xiao came late.

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Starting A New Business Venture Is Not As Daunting As You Might Think

YoungUpstarts

Tom served as CFO for various Visa International entities from 1980 until his retirement in 1999 and was instrumental in expanding the global reach of the Visa system. by Tom Cleveland. Tired of your “6 AM to 6 PM” rut?

Never Negotiate Piecemeal. Here’s Why

Both Sides of the Table

When I started my first tech company in 1999 I had pretty good tech chops and had led teams but had very little exposure to many other things that matter in a startup including sales, marketing & business development.

Have You Experienced Millennial Magic Yet? Once Bitten, It’s Quite Contagious!

YoungUpstarts

Keith Martino is head of CMI, a global consultancy founded in 1999 that customizes leadership and sales development initiatives. by Keith Martino , head of CMI and author of “ Expect Leadership “ I’ll admit I was a tough sell.

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Money Out of Nowhere: How Internet Marketplaces Unlock Economic Wealth

abovethecrowd.com

In 1999, Jack Ma created Alibaba , a Chinese-based B2B marketplace for connecting small and medium enterprise with potential export opportunities. Upwork is a global freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals can connect and collaborate remotely.

Invest in Israel Newsletter – August 2012 Edition

VC Cafe

PHILIPS GLOBAL CEO: ISRAEL’S “EXCELLENT ENGINEERS” Frans Van Houten, CEO of the Dutch giant Philips Global, remarked in early August that “Israel’s economic and organizational culture is consistent with Philips’ requirements….

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Self-Driving Vehicles: The Future Always Takes Longer to Arrive (Part 1)

Agile VC

Adaptive cruise control –> Mitsubishi & Toyota developed LIDAR systems in early ’90s, Mercedes first launched radar systems in 1999). Preface: As a consumer, I am excited by the prospect of autonomous vehicles and the individual and collective benefits they can provide.