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What’s Your Technology Company Worth? Strategic Versus Operational Valuation

Everyone fights about valuation:  investors, entrepreneurs, wives, husbands, kids, bankers, lawyers, ex-wives, nerds, ex-husbands – everyone. Part of the reason why there are so many fights about technology or technology-enabled services company valuations is because most companies have some services, some technology, some partners, some clients and somevision.  It’s the “vision thing” that turns heads […]

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Why Innovation Almost Always Fails

I spent some time at DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) early in my career (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA). Everyone likes to talk about DARPA’s approach to innovation (see, for example, Regina E. Dugan and Kaigham J. Gabriel’s “‘Special Forces’ Innovation: How DARPA Attacks Problems,” Harvard Business Review, October 2013). DARPA brought us the Internet, drones, global […]

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