Category Archives: organizing

Advice to a Non-Technical CEO of a Software Startup

One of the challenges of an early stage software start-up is whether to have a non-technical CEO who has a good set of relationships with prospective customers, or to have a CEO who really understands the technology and the art … Continue reading

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Company as Product

In the middle of his entertaining and energetic lecture at the University of Washington’s Foster Business School in an entrepreneuring class, Ralph Derrickson suddenly stopped at the left side of the room. He started chuckling and said “You know as … Continue reading

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Creating Your Personal Future

“‘Kingfish, where’d you get your good judgment?’ And Kingfish says, ‘From my experience.’ And where’d you get your experience from?’ And Kingfish says ‘From bad judgment.’” I am often asked to help entrepreneurs, executives and students with the direction they … Continue reading

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Who’s Watching the Scientists?

“Look at the top 10 images for scientists that show up on Google” presented Carrie Tzou as she introduced the session at the UW Bothell Innovation Forum Tic Talk on STEM Education. As we all had a good laugh, Carrie asked what … Continue reading

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Integrity – Easily Lost, Hard to Regain

In writing the blog post on “Succumbing to the Ultimate Power Trip,” I was reminded of a bookend to this experience. One of the more interesting players in the Watergate affair was Egil “Bud” Krogh. Bud was the 32 year … Continue reading

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Succumbing to the Ultimate Power Trip

While at lunch with a colleague the other day, we got to talking about different aspects of power.  I asked if my lunch partner had ever experienced the “power trip” that is the White House environment. “No, why?” was the … Continue reading

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Idealized Design Qualities for a University

In many ways our universities are a four hundred year old anachronism.  In the last twenty years with the expansion of the Internet for content, connections, and communications, the world of learning is in a different state.  As Brynjolfsson and … Continue reading

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