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The New Year Trilogy 2: Welcome to 2019. Here’s My Take.

February 4, 2019

I expect 2019 will be a big year for IPOs. Unicorns are coming to market and ready to go public. If Lyft and Uber are successful offerings,…

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The New Year Trilogy 1: 2018 Made an Impact and Here are 3 things that Stood Out

February 1, 2019

Welcome to 2019. However, let’s pause a moment to reflect on the previous year. 2018 was a pivotal year for the tech industry and surprisingly for me…

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Diversity Wins and It Wins Big!

January 21, 2019

Over the past few years you would have to be living under a rock to not hear the cries on the world stage for more diversity in…

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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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