Innovation and Invention

Among the most misused business terms are innovation and invention. Paradoxically, there are also widely accepted meanings of these terms. Still, misuse is pervasive here in Silicon Valley and for business everywhere. The contemporary, definitive business definition of innovation was offered by Michael Porter at Harvard in the 1980s in his books on Competitive Advantage…

Death of KM Standards

As predicted some nostalgic application vendors and elements of the decomposing Knowledge Management (KM) Establishment are providing futile life support for KM Standards. Of course the Death of KM Standards is certain and confident. It has already occurred in most all global KM precincts. However, some find unlearning the 1990s-style of KM very difficult. They…

Entrepreneurial Finance Group Meetup

Your next Entrepreneurial Finance Group Meetup is on 20 Feb 2014 from 6PM-9:00PM in San Francisco. The theme is startup investment innovation and an introduction to Seed Change.  On September 23, 2013, Title II of the JOBS Act lifted the ban on general solicitation by startups. Startups are now allowed to solicit their offerings. Simultaneously,…

Startup Myth Busting

  Today there is a wide range of funding options for startups. More are on the way. There is rapid innovation in entrepreneurial finance. Many funding innovations are offered as online services. They are fundamentally altering the landscape of startup capital formation. These innovations are welcome. These reforms are also introducing big changes. They are…