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Essays

How corporate arrogance kills large organizations

Corporate innovation is difficult. We all get that. However, you cannot always hide behind the company’s process to excuse one more disruption. Sometimes, leadership just screws up. The 4 cases presented in this article — Kodak, Blackberry, Microsoft

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 07, 2018

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The Startup Lifecycle: From Garage to Unicorn

A typical tech startup lifecycle consists of 3 major stages: Garage, Growth Machine, and Unicorn. Framework based on Steve Blank, Reid Hofman, Brian Balfour, Morgan Brown.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Jan 16, 2017

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How to value a startup - 9 methods explained

A startup is like a box. A very special box. The box has a value. The more things you put in the box, the more its value increases. Add a patent in the box, the value increases. Add a kick-ass management team in the box, the value increases.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 30, 2016

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A real-life VC investment framework - The 7+1 model

Discover the investment framework a real VC uses to evaluate deals: problem, solution, business model, team, scalability, and capital efficiency.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Sep 07, 2015