Browsing Tag »Startups«

Reasons startups fail, and how to avert disaster.

December 4, 2012

I’ve been talking with entrepreneurs a lot, since about 2008, and luckily there seem to be fewer and fewer people out there who want to make a phone app to take over the world. For those of you left, this will hopefully put into context just how next to near impossible it is and why you’d [...]

Is your idea viable? Test the waters before jumping in

February 26, 2010

BY JACEK GREBSKI This may be largely dependent on industry but, if you have the possibility to actually test out a concept before going into full scale business plan writing, development, quitting your job, do so. Clearly if you hold in your possession intellectual property (IP) that will cost a few hundred grand to develop, then by [...]

The Need for Competitive Intelligence

February 23, 2010

Competitive Intelligence? What’s competitive intelligence? According to Wikipedia “Competitive intelligence (CI) is the action of defining, gathering, analyzing, and distributing intelligence about products, customers, competitors and any aspect of the environment needed to support executives and managers in making strategic decisions for an organization“. Clearly though this defines any organization, however, it is typically interpreted as [...]

VIDEO Series: The Invisible Revolution – Biotechnology

February 23, 2010

Biotech is dead, long live biotech. The Wall Street Journal claimed in 2009 that it was a dire time for the biotech industry. New firms had little cash, and the outlook was grim indeed, then come January 2010 and we see a report indicating that the industry raised a record breaking $55.8 bn, yes billion, despite [...]