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a compassionate capitalist

What Should Be In Your Pitch Deck — Part 2 — What Investors Think During Your Pitch

You spent weeks getting your Pitch Deck “right” and your team spent just as much time practicing their presentation — among yourselves and in front of friendly warm audiences. You feel ready to “let it rip” and see if anybody … Continue reading

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What Should Be In Your Pitch Deck — Part 1 — What Investors Want To See

I’ve been asked several times in the last 30 days to help folks get their Pitch Decks “right”. Always interesting to learn about something new — but — much of the time is spent on helping folks understand What Investors … Continue reading

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What Business Are You Really In ?

I’ve been meaning to write this post for several weeks — but had other distractions. A friend dropped by the office for a catch-up and was venting about his very frustrating relationship with his Sat TV content provider (DIRECTV).  Assaulted … Continue reading

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Do Simple Better

I love watching baseball – and my favorite is MLB TV and the MLB iPad app – where I catch any of a dozen teams I follow, including the Chicago Cubs.  I love the Cub’s Manager Joe Maddon — one … Continue reading

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“Smart People Drag Around More Baggage”

One of my many breakfast discussions with business friends and associates got onto the topic of hiring (or electing) the right people — and what criteria really matters.  Not just the simple stuff like verifying experience or credentials — but … Continue reading

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Georgia SB63 Beer Jobs Bill Turned Into Sausage

Much has been written about the trail of tears SB63 — the GA “Beer Jobs Bill” — has had to travel to even get considered by the Georgia Legislature, in a state that stands out for its extraordinarily restrictive three … Continue reading

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What Type of Customer Are They ?

Great breakfast conversation with a friend this morning — CFO of a company having difficulty forecasting monthly revenues. We’ll ignore in this post the obvious difference between difficulty in PRODUCING revenues and the difficulty in FORECASTING them (but that’s fodder … Continue reading

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