Silicon Valley

  • Catching the next high tech wave

    Tech’s Next Wave

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    Everyone wants to know what tech’s next big wave will be, and when it will get here. As Silicon...

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  • The Interconnectedness of Things

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    Let’s agree that the phrase “Internet of Things” is a bad idea. Some might think this a picked nit,...

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  • Tech Cycle Survival

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    When I launched my semiconductor company, I was betting my family’s entire future on a widely cyclical industry. I...

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  • Why So Many Tech Companies Are Having Difficulty Surviving After Five Years

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    FitBit, one of the high-flying consumer tech startups, priced their IPO at $20. Today it is trading for less...

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  • Exporting Silicon Valley

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    It is time to export Silicon Valley. Several intersecting trends make this a necessity. The Silicon Valley success formula...

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  • Tech, disruption and policy

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    To disrupt is to make significant change. This is where technology reigns and why facilitating disruption should be public...

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  • Why Silicon Valley’s Mystique Isn’t Being Exported

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    Silicon Valley’s aura is unique. Try though they might, other localities have yet to replicate it and might never...

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  • The Pros and Cons Of Venture Capital

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    The only thing more popular in Silicon Valley than food and sex is venture capital. Silicon Valley runs on...

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  • Episode 14: Multi-generational Entrepreneurism

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-14-Multi-generational-Entrepreneurism.mp3Ray Zinn discusses Silicon Valley entrepreneurism with a special guest interviewer, now active in the red hot tech culture.

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  • Changing Silicon Valley

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    Silicon Valley is working well, but is increasingly broken. We have venture capitalists to thank and blame for both....

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  • Money for Nothing

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    “If you’re in it just for the money, find another line of work.” Some founders I coach hate hearing...

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  • Tough Things First Podcast

    Tough Things First Podcast Launches

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    The Tough Things First Podcast launched today. As if I were not busy enough. Several people have told me...

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    Celebrating Silicon Valley Endurance

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    Silicon Valley is learning the difference between price and value, which is also the difference between bottle rocket and...

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