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Archive for the ‘CEO’ Category



Mar 08
Focus, Filter and Forget
Posted by: George Mulhern
 

Hi, my name is George and I am a recovering multi-tasker. Based on the incredible advances in information and communications technology it would seem that the productivity of business leaders must be skyrocketing. Having access to more and better information and being able to reach out to people around the world and get a near […]

Nov 28
5 Minutes with Matt Warta, CEO of GutCheck
Posted by: George Mulhern
 

Highway 12 Ventures recently invested in an exciting new company called GutCheck.  Anyone who has worked in product development, or any area of marketing knows how important it is to be able to capture and understand the “voice of the customer”.   Big companies have traditionally used things like Focus Groups to capture this information.  GutCheck […]

Oct 26
A Difficult Decision For First Time Founders
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

(Before we started this blog, I wrote a series of columns for the Idaho Statesman’s “starting up” series. I looked through my file this weekend and found a few that are probably worth sharing. Here’s the first) Let me ask you something: If your phone rang today and you discovered that your distant aunt Sadie […]

Jul 06
Leadership Observations
Posted by: George Mulhern
 

Earlier in the year, my partners and I had the opportunity to spend a few days at West Point, where we heard from some of the Army’s top experts on Leadership. My partner Mark wrote a great piece about it in a previous blog – In-Extremis-Leadership .  It was an incredible experience. There were a […]

Jun 30
Treat Your CEOs Like Children (Your Own)
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

You might get the feeling from the title of this post that you’re about to read a glib post about how VCs should treat their CEOs like kids. Just the opposite in fact. Recently, I received a phone call from one my CEOs. He had a particularly difficult problem that he was trying to sort […]

Apr 28
Respect The Incumbent
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

“You don’t tug on superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind. You don’t pull the mask off the old lone ranger and you don’t mess around with Jim.” – Jim Croce “There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.” – General George Custer just prior to the Battle of […]