The new Barbie movie may be unapologetically pink and outlandish. But it’s also full of insightful social commentary and nuanced reflection on the iconic brand.

Insights_0000_Is it time to fire the founding CEO

Considering what is best for customers, employees & shareholders Key Points:Investors must ask themselves, what does the company need right now to survive, and does the CEO have both the skillset and fortitude to do what it takes?The founding CEO is not always the right person to continue leading the company, the company will survive.As … Read more

Insights_0003_How to cut to breakeven

A practical 5-step guide for founders & CEOs As founders, we all want to grow to breakeven by achieving scale, but sometimes that’s not possible. If you’re running out of cash and you need to buy your company more time, sometimes your only option is to cut your way to breakeven. This is a practical … Read more

Insights_0001_Market Correction

Over the last decade US public markets have boomed and the market caps of technogoly stocks have risen consistently. This environment created a frenzy of venture capitalists (VC) looking to strike gold with the next big technology IPO. From Series A to pre-IPO funding, tech startups appeared to have access to limitless inexpensive capital. And … Read more

Insights_0002_Raising a Series B is the exception

My startup failed to raise a Series B. We had what I thought was good traction, unique competitive positioning, tech to help us scale, and a strong team. With the benefit of almost two years of hindsight I now know that it’s not that we weren’t good, it’s that we weren’t good enough. Current data … Read more

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