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10 X 10 X 10 – Synopsis of the 9th Annual Early Stage Investment Conference Hosted by the CSA

September 2002 Corporate

In-Vision, the 9th annual early stage investment conference hosted by CSA on September 17th, offered entertaining and informative insights into the state of entrepreneurship and venture capital for the next year. Starting with William Reichert, President of Garage Technology Ventures, the keynote presentation tracked changes in the new venture landscape with ten points of comparison […]


The New C-Level Executive

By: by Bob Cermak
August 2002 Corporate

Getting a handle on the customer moves to a new corporate hierarchy: The Chief Customer Officer, the outgrowth of “customer centric” initiatives. The question is, trend or fad? Evidence supports a trend. Just as ten to fifteen years ago the CIO (chief information officer) and CTO (chief technology officer) positions started to populate corporate officialdom, […]


Looking Outside

July 2002 Corporate

A danger in all firms is myopia. Companies can focus too long on creating excellence using internal data while the competitive landscape changes and the value proposition becomes obsolete. While academics are encouraged to spend multiple years perfecting the understanding of a subject, businesses can’t afford this luxury. Business must always focus on their value […]


When Network Externalities Fail Make Glue

February 2002 Corporate

Network Externalities has been the mantra among Hi-Tech new ventures. They provide a believable logic behind their revenue forecasts that predict exponential growth and permanent 90% market-share in an untapped market. Yet sometimes this fairy-tale just ain’t so. What are network externalities? They are reasons that induce the market to accept a solution as a […]