“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself” – Franklin D. Roosevelt I remember when I was about 8 or 9, my older brother told me that there was a monster in the main hall closet. He warned me that if I was too slow when I walked by, the monster would grab … Continue reading
The pendulum of greed in the markets swings both ways as demonstrated by employee reaction to Zynga management’s share recall
I have to tell you that what stood out for me far more than cnet Don Reisinger’s November 10th article “Zynga to employees: Give back our stock or you’ll be fired,” was the comments it inspired and in particular the level of acrimony that manifested itself in statements such as the following: “What would be worth the … Continue reading
While organizations such as CATA herald the importance of an Innovation Nation, study results beg the question . . . is anybody listening?
Canadian corporations cut spending on research and development for the fifth year in a row, despite increasing revenues, reports an annual study by a business intelligence firm. from the November 2nd, 2011 Huffington News post “Canadian Firms Slash R&D Spending Again“ In what is still one of the most popular segments in the history of … Continue reading
As a past guest on the PI Window on Business Show High Tech Venture Capitalist and premier blogger Brad Feld (Feld Thoughts) discussed the need for Founders Visas in the top rated segment “Diminishing Prospects: How U.S. Policy is Undermining Entrepreneurial Vision.” Brad also joined us in December 2009 to examine the barriers to foreign … Continue reading
This paper addresses an important omission in the venture capital literature by comparing the monitoring behavior of foreign and domestic venture capital firms (VCs). Evidence from 31 VCs in India (84% response) shows foreign VCs were significantly more likely than domestic VCs to be involved at the strategic level while domestic VCs were significantly more … Continue reading