1.) Be Bold: Similar to VCs, public investors want to invest in a bold vision. (See Tesla). Why does TSLA enjoy a premium valuation to other Auto OEMs? Answer: Musk’s vision and spin. 2.) Don’t Be Bullied by Investors – Dictate Your Story: Tell the Street you plan to take margins down temporarily to pursue “X” initiative. … Continue reading 3 Rules for Tech CEOs
Spotify's looming IPO has the potential to re-configure the investment banking industry, at least insofar as the IPO process.
CEORater Podcast Episode 73: Due Diligence In VentureCapitalLand:
For those whom don't know, the photo is of late/great Intel early employee (technically not a co-founder) and former CEO Andy Grove. What is the most important factor in identifying companies that will be successful over time? Answer: the senior leadership team. Quality leaders should be offended when they are referred to as “managers”. … Continue reading Senior Leadership Teams Influence A Company’s Success (or lackthereof) More Than Any Other Variable