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. Tsunamis, Middle East crises, government shutdown threats and a looming budget deficit are all dampers on the market.

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Governance Models That Don’t Scale: The World According to Charles T. Munger and Jean Jacques Rousseau

Pascal's View

Can you name five successful, long serving CEO’s (excluding Warren Buffett ) whose governance histories are free of the “high-beta” associated with outliers such as Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs ? It is in this context that I found “Corporate Governance According to Charles T.

We Need More Entrepreneurs In Congress

Feld Thoughts

He moved his family back to his home town of Little Falls NY in 1999 to be closer to his parents (and his kids grandparents) and then commuted to Silicon Valley for 11 years while running TriNet. Government congress entrepreneurs martin babinec upstate jobs partyAs we come to the end of a particularly noisy and contentious election cycle, a thought echoes over and over in my mind – we need more entrepreneurs in Congress.

BoardSpring- A New Effort Promoting Board Governance Best Practices in Venture-Backed Companies

Pascal's View

Plans call for BoardSpring to eventually commission research on board governance for venture-backed companies as well as staging regional and perhaps national educational events. now Thomson Reuters, and then in 1999 co-founded NeoCarta. The firm raised a lone $300 million fund in 1999 that it continues to manage via Collins and three other managing directors from offices in Wellesley, Mass.,

Introducing the Entrepreneur Essentials Video Series

Pascal's View

I’ve written about board governance challenges for startups since 1999, publishing one book, a series of three white papers, and many articles and blog posts on this topic.

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The next phase of innovation

Start Up Blog

This can be done through products, services, methods, processes, business models or governance. . Only one of which, was on the list in 1999 – that being Microsoft. It’s time for structural and regulatory innovation from our friendly and representative Governments.

New Book by Professor Mannie Manhong Liu and Pascal Levensohn– Venture Capital: Theory and Practice, published by the University of International Business and Economics Press, Beijing

Pascal's View

Venture Capital started in China in 1985, when the first government-sponsored venture capital firm was established. Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Books Corporate Governance Entrepreneur Foreign Policy Innovation Leadership Profiles Levensohn Venture Partners VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech Working Group on Director Accountability capital markets

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

Both Sides of the Table

If you read the headlines or talk with zealous friends you may well think cryptocurrencies are either our savior from bureaucratic, ossified governments or are purely speculative Ponzi schemes.

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

Steve Blank

This post is about the how the Chinese government engineered technology clusters. Of all the Chinese government programs, the Torch Program is the one program that kick-started Chinese high-tech innovation and startups. government’s SBIR and STTR programs.

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Back In The Filtering Game: Entrepreneur Drawn by The Siren Call Of The Startup

YoungUpstarts

In 1999, my brother Aaron and I started InternetSafety.com. We did projects with the Australian Federal Government and McAfee. In 1999, he started InternetSafety.com with his brother. by Shane Kenny, founder of Filtersnap.

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

Steve Blank

This post is about the how the Chinese government engineered technology clusters. Of all the Chinese government programs, the Torch Program is the one program that kick-started Chinese high-tech innovation and startups. government’s SBIR and STTR programs.

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Why I F **g Hate Unicorns and the Culture They Breed

Both Sides of the Table

It seemed like a message in a bottle opened from a shipwreck in 1999. In the op-ed piece (which you should read if you’re interested in politics) Cantor laments the current refusnik wing of the Republican party who would rather shut down the government than make hard compromises with the Democrats and find grounds on which to agree and give up on areas in which their party is passionate about in order to govern. Something is rotten in tech startup land.

Prevailing Wisdom

Mucker Lab

1999 – “The search engine game is over”. 2005 – “Sales cycle is too long for software companies selling to government and educational sector”. 1994 – “Consumers are fickle and unpredictable. Consumer products and services are hit driven, it’s really hard to build a scalable consumer company”. Internet). 1996 – “It’s impossible to get to build a billion dollar company selling widgets at $15 and taking $1 commission one at a time”. eBay).

Three self limiting beliefs holding back your inner entrepreneur

NZ Entrepreneur

I’m talking about the conscious and/or subconscious beliefs that act as a lens through which we see ourselves and the world, and therefore govern all our decisions – including whether or not entrepreneurship is for us.

The Gender Issue Part II

thebarefootvc

That’s why I sat on the board of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs in 1999 in Silicon Valley when I started my venture career, and continue to support women entrepreneurs through Astia , Girls in Tech and a host of other organizations. Economics Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Women board governance Social Entrepreneurship womenMy twitter stream and email inbox has been full of links to the NY Times article published yesterday — Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley.

Reversing Unintended Consequences From Regulation is Critical to Restoring Small Company IPO’s

Pascal's View

That exodus has already begun, and it is evident in many statistics that testify to America’s slipping global competitiveness since 1999. I liked the Friday, August 7 Wall Street Journal editorial, Washington vs. Silicon Valley , but it does not go far enough.

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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. Share and Enjoy: Corporate Governance Foreign Policy corporate tax international taxation KPMG regulation

Fixing Tech – A Manifesto from a Raving Capitalist

Start Up Blog

After the Dot Com crash of 1999, most yet-to-be-disrupted big firms got back to business. But this didn’t stop the Government having the courage back then to take it and put the industry in public hands. This was the start of a 40 year war on Government intervention.

5 Ways Small Business Owners Plan Intelligently For Retirement

YoungUpstarts

Teachers, police officers, firefighters and other government employees generally receive a pension. In 1999, he started Asset Retention Insurance Services Inc. by Troy Bender, President and CEO at Asset Retention Insurance Services Inc.

Twice in a Lifetime

Austin Startup

In 1997 I founded an internet company named Perficient, and it went public in 1999. First Big Target: Decentralize Money People no longer need governments to issue currency in order to store or exchange value.

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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Episode 50: Video Content and Profitability with Seth David

Mike Michalowicz

Previously, from 1999 to 2001, Seth was a Senior Revenue Accountant for the Veterinary Centers Of America. Previously, from 1999 to 2001, Seth was a Senior Revenue Accountant for the Veterinary Centers Of America. Also Available On. Show Summary.

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

YoungUpstarts

He has over 30 years of experience in executive management, corporate governance and business development. 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.

10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories

YoungUpstarts

In two years she has hired eight full-time employees, secured lucrative government contracts, and is able to support seven households besides her own in Amman.

Create a Business Plan for Fewer Hassles and Faster Growth

Up and Running

There’s a famous scene in the cult-classic 1999 movie “ Office Space “ where the main character, Peter, is confronted by his boss, Bill. Government bureaucracies for obtaining permits.

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

While not 1999 all over again but I am observing first-hand the signs of funding frenzy. And when you further strip out any employment created by government stimulus that is uncertain to continue going forward we know that the country is not creating enough jobs.

Is Now The Right Time To Start A New Business When The Economy Lags?

YoungUpstarts

He has over 30 years of experience in executive management, corporate governance and business development. 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.

Think you’ve got a strategy to enter the Chinese market? Think twice

The Next Web

Yu graduated from Nankai University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. US startups can also gain a foothold with the Chinese government through strategic partnerships.

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[Hong Kong][Event] CARTES Asia And E-Commerce Asia Shed Light On Mobile Payment Revolution In APAC

YoungUpstarts

ID Management & e-Government. Its MyKad was issued in 1999 by the government to replace multiple cards – driver’s license, passport and bank card – with a single card.

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The Most Important (and Often Overlooked) Success Factor in Emerging Companies

Growthink Blog

We are now well-beyond 11 long years of ZERO public market returns, with major indices (Dow, S & P, and NASDAQ) trading much lower than they were in September 1999. Remember, from August 1982 to September 1999, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went from 777 to 11,028, and the NASDAQ from 159 to 2,887. federal government has, more than ever, become a double-whammy. What most frustrates angel investors is the “needle in the haystack” nature of picking winners.

Reflections of America this July 4th

Both Sides of the Table

The funniest experience I ever had on July 4th (US Independence Day) was in 1999. I know we have a budget deficit and as an economic conservative I believe in smaller government. Every government form in England seemed to ask questions about my parents. July 4th.

Why Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Is A Thing Of The Past And What You Should Do About It

YoungUpstarts

Basically, employees purchase their own individual policies on the open market (a purchase frequently offset by government subsidies), and employers reimburse them. suppliers of personalized employee health benefits, Extend Health (1999) and Zane Benefits (2006).

The Lean Entrepreneur is here

Startup Lessons Learned

A few of the detailed case studies include: Tech legend Bill Gross building an MVP in 1999 to test demand for online car sales, which grew into CarsDirect.com.

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Funding for Philanthropic Efforts Requires More Effort Than Normal

Up and Running

He has over 30 years of experience in executive management, corporate governance and business development. 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.

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Needles and Haystacks

Growthink Blog

We are now well-beyond 13 long years of ZERO public market returns, with major indices (Dow, S & P, and NASDAQ) trading, on an inflation adjusted basis, much lower than they were in July 1999. Remember, from August 1982 to July 1999, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went from 777 to 11,031, and the NASDAQ from 159 to 2,685. Find and back these innovators and you will be just fine – BIC, government, and the ups and downs of the markets notwithstanding.

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. (*) Benchmark is/was an investor in companies labeled with the asterisk.

When ice.com – a Top 500 Internet Retailer – Uses Mentors, You Should Too

Up and Running

Founded in 1999 in Montreal, Canada, ice.com was recently acquired by Round 2 Inc., If you’re planning on mentoring for government contractors – If you plan on selling to the government, getting help and advice from The General Services Administration (GSA), won’t go amiss.

Should Early Stage Startups Move to Austin because of Culture?

Austin Startup

But the roots of Austin’s liberal culture run deeper than governance and academia — they are intertwined with city’s unique music scene, which forms the foundation of Austin’s barn-building ethos.

[US][Competition] U.S. Chamber of Commerce DREAM BIG Small Business Of The Year Award 2012

YoungUpstarts

Founded in 1999 by college student Bryn Carey, this ski and snowboard rental and delivery service is used by over 30 ski resorts in locations such as California, Colorado and British Columbia, Canada. by Dani B. Alexa.

Macroeconomics for Startups

OnlyOnce

When I left my job at MovieFone in 1999, there were approximately eight administrative assistants in a company of 200 people – one for each senior person. Fiscal Policy vs. Monetary Policy – Fiscal Policy is manipulating the economy through government taxing and spending. But if you’re in an industry where government grants or support is critical, Fiscal Policy can mean more to you in the short run. Macroeconomics for Startups. I’m not an economist.

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Stock Market Drops. Then It Rallies. What Happens Next for Funding?

Both Sides of the Table

Most of the informed people I know are telling me that the sharp sell-off has more to do with European national debt (PIGS as it is called: Portugal, Italy, Greece & Spain) than the current US dilemma of a S&P downgrade of the US government debt. Don’t spend like it’s 1999.

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The Most Important (and Often Overlooked) Success Factor in Angel Investing

Growthink Blog

We are now well-beyond 11 long years of ZERO public market returns, with major indices (Dow, S & P, and NASDAQ) trading much lower than they were in September 1999. Remember, from August 1982 to September 1999, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went from 777 to 11,028, and the NASDAQ from 159 to 2,887. federal government has, more than ever, become a double-whammy. What most frustrates angel investors is the “needle in the haystack” nature of picking winners.

15 Famous Companies That Started As Something Much Different

YoungUpstarts

Through a series of investments and buyouts, the company that started in 1870 first selling radios, and then rubber and tires, became a government aerospace contractor in the 1990s. In 1999, Goodrich became the No.