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Making Money Won’t Make You Happy

October 12, 2018

I had the privilege of speaking at the StageDotO event in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. While there, I spent some time with my co-panelist, John…

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Diary of a Guest Teacher – Part 2

August 28, 2018

Earlier this month, I worked on an international deal that was very complex. The board was comprised of members from different countries who spoke different languages and…

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Lessons from Italy

August 21, 2018

Once a year, I meet with the entrepreneurs of Neal’s Running Start for an in-depth check-in. Last year, everyone came to the US for a long weekend…

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The Commencement where the Students Taught Me

July 15, 2018

The University of Washington kindly asked me to give the commencement speech for the Information Management Systems Masters program. This is my third commencement speech with the UW,…

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Diary of a Guest Teacher, Part 1

May 4, 2018

As many of you know, my alma mater is the University of Washington where I have been an active alum for many years. The Foster School of…

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New Site, New Neal

April 18, 2018

My biggest advice to entrepreneurs is do something that scares you. That means to never get bored or complacent or rest on your laurels, but always be…

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Why I’m bullish about the Canadian prairie

March 13, 2018

If you were looking for me at Mobile World Congress, MIT Sloan Sports Analytics or any of the other big tech conferences in the last couple of…

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A Tribute to John Freidenrich, Founder of Bay Partners

March 5, 2018

I often talk about the importance of mentoring and giving back. I didn’t come up with these ideas on my own. I had a mentor in my…

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A Century of Leadership – by Dean James Jiambalvo, University of Washington, Foster School of Business

December 6, 2017

A century ago, the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business opened its doors to future business leaders.  As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, it seemed fitting…

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Aspen Ideas Festival 2017 – A Whole New World

July 26, 2017

It’s a whole new world since last year’s Aspen Ideas Fest.  This year’s conference focused on what those changes could mean for us long-term, both good and…

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