• A day without AI is like a day without wine

    January 23, 2017

    As I mentioned in my predictions post, I believe 2017 will be a breakout year for deployment of Artificial Intelligence. By this I mean that AI companies will start to master the processes of expectation management and social engineering in order to bring AI across the chasm of consumer perception. Several VCs smarter than I […]

  • More entertaining than nitrous oxide, but M&A was no laughing matter for AirGas

    January 17, 2017

    Even those who may not get excited about the stodgy industrial gases business but with a passing interest in the topic of M&A may find this story intriguing. It gives a glimpse into two hostile takeover defenses: the poison pill and a staggered board. It’s also a tale that hits particularly close to home (if […]

  • Experimenting vs Predicting

    January 11, 2017

    I am more inclined to invest in entrepreneurs who excel at experimenting rather than excel at predicting. I acknowledge the irony of writing this on the heels of posting a series of tech predictions for 2017. Let me explain. The act of making predictions is fun… and invaluable. It’s a prerequisite that entrepreneurs form a […]

  • A few more predictions for 2017

    January 7, 2017

    I sincerely appreciated all the positive feedback on publishing my past predictions scorecard as well as on this collection of 2017 predictions from an exclusive all-women cast of investors. Thank you. Some readers also prodded me to stake out my own set of tech forecasts for the year ahead. While I contend that the best […]

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