• The importance of blogging for entrepreneurs

    January 29, 2013

    The entrepreneurs with whom I work closely are familiar with my repeated encouragement that they blog on a regular basis. Perhaps encouragement, as my portfolio companies might suggest, is too soft a word; unrelenting nagging is more like it. I’ve often felt like a lone voice in the wilderness on this topic, at least in […]

  • Vacances à volonté

    January 22, 2013

    “Impossible, that would never work in France; don’t be so idealistic,” chided my friend with a dismissive wave of the hand. With a storied career rising through the ranks of a CAC40 firm and more recently a business owner, my friend knew a lot about managing people in a French workplace. We were discussing a […]

  • Ode to the salesperson

    January 15, 2013

    For the bulk of my portfolio companies, this is the time of year that I brace myself for a dip in financial performance. While the reasons differ, the effect in Q1 is similar. In the web and mobile companies whose products follow consumer buying patterns, the short month of February translates directly into fewer days […]

  • Courage to vote for courage

    January 8, 2013

    Last May we elected a new French president largely based on his extent of ‘normalcy’. The recent U.S. presidential election revolved around the issue of business acumen rather than inspirational leadership. Not to mention last week’s embarrassing punt by the U.S. congress on the fiscal cliff resolution when what would have really made sense would […]

  • Job trends: iOS vs Android vs Flash vs HTML5

    January 5, 2013

    Another signal of the maturing nature of HTML5 (courtesy of Indeed.com): HTML5, flash, ios, android Job Trends Html5 jobs – Flash jobs – Ios jobs – Android jobs

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