FrameWorks Workshop: Valuation

SoCal Tech Calendar

Through a series of real world case studies and interactive group discussion, this workshop will discuss how valuation relates to intellectual property in licensing, manufacturing and MandA transactions. Thursday, January 10, 2013 -- Corporate Valuations. CONNECT. Valuation methodologies can be used to optimize transaction outcomes for both buyers and sellers in MandA and other transactions.

The Importance of Teams and Why the Best Leaders Cultivate Them

Both Sides of the Table

It is a hugely compelling show because Zakaria covers world issues that will affect all of us in ways that are accessible and with frameworks for processing disparate information. Basically, the role of management discussions is very similar to my outlook over all in life – it’s about seeking out many opinions, hearing many views, testing views against your own frameworks and then making decisions once you have tested your theories and approaches.

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Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

Both Sides of the Table

I’m going to set up the framework today and in future posts I’ll drill down into each area. But you can’t count on this so you must create your own compelling events and the only way I know how is a business case / return-on-investment (ROI) study.

Sales 424

You Can’t Rely on a VC for Your Hardest Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

She’ll have to quit her well-paid job at a respectable company and tell her parents that although she studied hard throughout school and got into a great college and graduated in 3 years that she is now leaving it to change the way that manufacturers sell products electronically through their distribution systems. Consultants should provide you data & frameworks – not decisions. *. What is the role of a VC for entrepreneurs?

The Most Important Book I Read This Summer

Both Sides of the Table

She grew up poor in Louisiana and wanted to build a better life for her family so she studied hard her entire life and achieved much and her aim was for her son to go to Harvard or Yale or similar. The framework for the book is a letter to Coates’ son who is a teen ager.

Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

Both Sides of the Table

The framework of his book has profoundly altered how I think about the technology market and affects how I thought about building my businesses and how I think about investing in venture capital.

Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

Both Sides of the Table

The starting point of product IS marketing, which is what a lot of young entrepreneurs that never studied business don’t realize. Yesterday I wrote a post about “ growth hacking ” and why I thought it was wrong that people were hating on the term unnecessarily.

Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More

Both Sides of the Table

He talked in the video about how he finds it helpful in companies to think about practical theory and frameworks for thinking about company strategy. I saw a study out of the Kauffman foundation that said the rate of startups in LA is higher than anywhere else in the country.

Science37: Using Technology To Enable Remote, Clinical Trials, with Belinda Tan

socalTECH

It's really hard to do the study which requires you to drive weekly to a clinic, find parking, deal with traffic, and wait in a waiting room. Belinda Tan: Most of our trials are Phase 2 and Phase 3 studies. We're now starting to plan to open this to Phase 4 studies. Phase I studies typically require patients to be heavily monitored in a clinic, so we don't do many, though we've had some interest from sponsors about some pretty low-risk Phase I studies.

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Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

Both Sides of the Table

I told people privately my perfect spec: computer science undergrad from MIT (or any other great school), 2-years at McKinsey but no more than that (I love the analytical framework that the top strategy consulting firms provide.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

SoCal CTO

First off the two prezis and then the case study material (i used ERPLY as inspiration). &# The classic framework for analyzing a firm’s strategic position is Michael Porter’s Five Forces. Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups and being a Startup CTO : Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March here are the top posts from May 2010.

AMA 213

On Leadership, Teams, Success & Happiness

Both Sides of the Table

They often are very good at getting information out of people, helping create a framework for making decisions and pushing for support amongst the organization from those that back the decision and those that do not.

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Members Hire Associations, Members Fire Associations

socalTECH

As the new NAIS President, Donna Orem, her Board, and her team set out to build a segmented research study to profile the market of Private Schools. Members hire Associations, Members fire Associations is what the new mantra will be for Association Executives in 2018.

Non-Profits Telling Stories Through Technology

Tech Zulu Event

Brandon Hance , Founder and CEO of Los Angeles based GoodThreads , went through college as a student athlete playing football for USC while studying business.

Interview with Michael Witz, Mob Science

socalTECH

We had a little success with Coffee Bar, Magic Mall, and Sony's Infinite Anarchy, and those games keep getting better and we kept learning about the framework, and added more talent to our team. What does it take to take a social gaming firm to the next level?

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The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

Xconomy

As long as a human is in the loop to determine intent and constraints, I believe we are operating within a safe framework for lethal force. There has been some great research at Indiana University studying the use of robots versus cameras for older adults, who generally preferred the robot.

Journey Platform To Build Data Gathering Mobile Apps | Co-founder Interview Conrad Hofmeyr

Tech Zulu Event

The founders all hail from the University of Stellenbosch where we studied engineering together, and include Conrad Hofmeyr, Ralf Kistner, Malan Joubert (who is also a founder of FireID , a mobile security company) and Philip Joubert.

TZ Startup Hot Seat | Mark O’Sullivan Founder and CEO of Vanilla Forums

Tech Zulu Event

We removed all of the features and bloat that plagues other forum software, and created an addon framework so the forum owner can use Vanilla as the basis on which they can build their vision of how their community should appear and function.

Digiday Mobile: The Future Of Mobile Media Live

Tech Zulu Event

Dave Gwozdz, CEO of Mojiva will highlight some findings of this recent study called "State of the Industry in Mobile." Presenter: Matt Shaw, Regional Director, AdMob 2:45: Mobile Brand Case Study: Pizza Hut.