One of the biggest problems facing a founder is the decision to step away from the company’s day-to-day operations. In our experience, many founders manage this quite well; but others can find it to be a real challenge.
Our team recently announced the formation of a new private equity fund, ParkerGale. You can click around the site here to find out more details about what we do and how we do it, but I wanted to explain the motivation behind the firm and why we thought now was the right time to launch.
’m staying at a Courtyard by Marriott hotel this week, as per my usual. For those of you that believe that all of us Private Equity folks stay at 5-star hotels and live off of caviar and champagne, I’m sorry for bursting your bubble.
The PE Funcast is a team of readers. We fly through books. Lots of books. Not just business books and technical books, but novels and short stories, newspapers, even some comic books—-We highly recommend Usagi YoJimbo.
If you are a lower middle market company that is implementing a new customer relationship management system (CRM) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, chances are pretty good that you are using some third-party consultants.
In my many years working as a Pre-sales engineer for a variety of enterprise software companies the single biggest waste of my time and effort was answering a request-for-proposal (Yes, the dreaded RFP).
Two billion dollars for Oculus. I could not believe that Zuckerberg would pay that kind of money for a character from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. Oops, turns out that the character in the movie was called the Humungus, not Oculus. My bad.
Almost everybody is familiar with Abraham Maslow’s famous paper outlining the various levels of human motivations.Maslow’s hierarchy is built as a pyramid, with its foundation based on physical needs: food, water, and oxygen.
Unless you’ve been on a deserted island without internet access all week you’ve read about Donald Sterling’s galactic audiotape disaster and RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chalal copping to two misdemeanors after being charged with multiple felonies for apparently striking his girlfriend 117 times.
By now, everybody in the galaxy is aware that Facebook is paying some $19 billion in cash and stock for chat application vendor WhatsApp. Congratulations, Sequoia. Great exit for a great group of venture guys.
A brief diatribe on “long tails” in programming languages.
I was thinking about programming languages the other day, specifically about choosing one particular language over another. And, whether I care which language any of our companies plan to use for a given project.