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Is The Winter of Tech Liquidity Event Discontent Over?

Bidding Wars, 7x revenue multiples, IPOs, refi-s, & rollups are signs that the death of tech related liquidity events perhaps has been overstated. This post reviews five recent events that demonstrate that some liquidity events are creeping back into the tech marketplace. Don’t confuse this with the Internet bubble heydays of the late 90’s or the private equity cheap debt fueled boom of 2003 to 2007. But even a few signs of liquidity after this long winter of discontent are welcome in today’s gruesome market.

What Does a Trillion Dollars Really Look Like?

Joe Barta at PageTutor.com has used Google SketchUp to help us visualize what a Trillion dollars actually looks like. Given today’s tough economic situation President Obama has proposed a new budget that projects for a $1.75 trillion dollar deficit for 2009. Joe Barta, at PageTutor.com has posted a wonderful piece using Google SketchUp to help ordinary mortals visualize what one trillion dollars actually looks like

[ More ] March 12th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Financial Literacy, Links, Private Equity |

An Entire Product Management Primer in a Single Post (regrettably it’s not one of my posts)

The folks at Pragmatic Marketing think SpatiallyRelevant’s recent post ‘Product Plagiarism: Answers are There if You Know How to Spin It’ is “an entire product management primer in a single post.” If you’re in the product management space I strongly encourage you to check it out.

[ More ] February 18th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Links, Product Management, Social Media |

A Dying Boy & His Tractor Parade, Calvin & Hobbes Predict the Bailout in 1994, FaceBook’s Payout to ConnectU

Some cool stories from the web this week

[ More ] February 11th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Links |

What Color is Your Social Media Kool-Aid?

Perhaps the tastiness of one’s Kool-aid is all that matters to be an expert. Maybe it isn’t about metrics, evangelism, references and case studies after all

[ More ] January 24th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in Links, Product Management, Social Media |

Why Google Employees Quit, Why Web 2.0 is Over, & Why Your Newborn Needs A Gmail Account

Ex-Googlers talk frankly about why they quit, hedge fund meltdown, Pew Internet study on adults and social networking sites, managing your brand identity on social media sites, and why your newborn needs a Gmail account.

[ More ] January 18th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Links, Management |

Harvard Business Review – How to Outperform During This Recession

Finding some simple, pragmatic advice on how to weather and prosper during the current recession is tough. Most journalists and bloggers are focused on describing the scale, doom, and gloom Corporate America faces. I recently stumbled across Harvard Business Publishing’s Discussion Leader site – basically a compilation of the dozens of business thought leaders who write and blog for the Harvard Business Review. One of my favorites is John Sviokla’s How would Walt Disney Market in 2009

[ More ] January 6th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Links, Management |

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