Decision-Making for Vision Masters – The Importance of Agility (Part II)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 21, 2019

In my last post, “Decision-Making for Vision Masters – A Major Factor in Company Growth“, I suggested that frequent, committed decision-making was integral to business success. I introduced you to the OODA loop process, developed by military strategist Colonel John Boyd — observe, orient, decide, act — which has long been employed by military and […]

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Decision-Making for Vision Masters – A Major Role in Company Growth

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 15, 2019

You’re probably faced with important decisions daily. Such is the life of a vision master leading(the CEO or Founder) a growing company. But let me ask you this . . . How many do you make and commit to fulfilling on every day? How many do you table, perhaps resolving to decide tomorrow, or get […]

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Mission Impossible – Elon Musk’s Secret to Great Achievement

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 7, 2019

Happy New Year to Each of You — here’s to a prosperous 2019! The interest in my recent posts about the travails of Elon Musk leads me to believe that you, like me, find this iconic entrepreneur both fascinating and vexing. Whether it is the success of Space X or the struggles of Tesla, we […]

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Fundraising is No “Bull” or is it? – The Science of Funding Part II

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 2, 2019

In my last post, I introduced you to the concept of a science for fundraising. By analogy, I described briefly some of the work in trial science as illustrated in the CBS television show “Bull,” which is based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. In trial science, the goal is to select a […]

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Raising Capital Is No “Bull”, Or Is It?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 26, 2018

Have you ever tried to solve Rubik’s Cube? How did you do? How long did it take? Did you get some outside assistance? It’s a deceptively difficult puzzle, isn’t it? A simple cube, six sides, each side bearing nine smaller sections of the same color. You mix them all up by twisting the cube this […]

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When will Sheryl Sandberg leave Facebook?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 18, 2018

In my recent blog about Silicon Valley predictions for 2019, I proposed that Sheryl Sandberg will leave Facebook to take the president’s position at Apple, with Jony Ive at the helm as CEO.  This would be a position parallel to that of Brad Smith at Microsoft under tech visionary Satya Nadella. Now here’s a prediction […]

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Update on Tesla – is Elon Musk an Asshole?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 10, 2018

Set aside your sensibilities for a few minutes and hang in with me for this blog. Chances are, if you read on, you are not one of them. Friend, keep watching the news about personalities at the head of major innovation leaders, as this news will reveal a great deal about how you as a […]

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Raising Capital – aka “Meet the Parents”

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 30, 2018

I’m sure you’re familiar with the old saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Probably you can recall a time in your life when you tried  hard to make a great first impression, but the more you tried the worse things went. Perhaps you’ve seen “Meet the Parents,” starring Robert […]

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2019 Silicon Valley Predictions – Who Stays and Who Goes?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 27, 2018

What’s about to happen with the leaders of Tesla, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google? The first reader who points out to me that Amazon is not actually located in Silicon Valley will get the booby prize of being totally ignored.  From everyone else, I’ll reply to interesting contrary opinions. The following predictions combine the pressures […]

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Jedi Mind Tricks to Win Investors

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 16, 2018

We’ve devoted plenty of time on this blog to look carefully at the idea of developing and deepening investor trust. I encourage you to continue to review these posts and to apply the principles I’ve shared because they work. For those who haven’t spent much time reading my posts on trust, please do yourself a […]

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