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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:50:20 +0000One of the most frustrating things about Board meetings is that it is difficult for founders and CEOs to get feedback on them. I’ve seen some interesting approaches to addressing this problem lately. Some companies are sending around post meeting feedback forms and asking all attendees to fill them out. Some CEOs have asked their […]
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:02:35 +0000Jeff Raider founded/co-founded two “direct to consumer” businesses in the last ten years, Harry’s and Warby Parker. In this conversation with David and Andy, he lays out how he thinks about the ways that direct to consumer is changing the way brands and retailers do business.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:18:14 +0000I got this tweet today: @fredwilson have you ever told the story of your profile pic? — Jim Christie (@jamechristie) March 24, 2017 The answer is yes I have but it was eight years ago. I thought it would be fun to re-run that post. Here is is: I saw this tweet when I got […]
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:22:02 +0000If you are in the venture or startup business and don’t read Dan Primack, consider changing that. He’s great. From his newsletter this morning: Indebted: Last week we noted that Wal-Mart subsidiary Jet.com had acquired ModCloth, an online retailer of vintage women’s apparel. No financial terms were disclosed, but this didn’t feel like a success […]
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:29:12 +0000If someone were to ask what the most successful startups of this decade are, the answer would likely be Snap (market cap $22bn). Uber and Airbnb might also be on the list although those companies were launched in the prior decade (2009 and 2008 respectively). But what might be missed is the massive success of the […]
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:51:27 +0000My partner Andy and my friend David are doing an “interview cast” which is “a 24 minute conversation about one topic, with one expert.” They call it The Riff and their first episode is about the evolving news media landscape with CNN journalist Laurie Segall. Here it is:
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:48:27 +0000We are on spring break with our son Josh this week in Utah and we caught most of the games yesterday. I am not a huge college basketball fan, I prefer the pro game, but there is something about march madness that is so great, particularly these first two weekends where the games come fast […]