Master Funding Formula – Do A "Vulcan Mindmeld" with Investors – #1

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 25, 2018

I hope you found the recent foray into the mind of Elon Musk to be valuable to you in developing your company’s senior team. I can’t emphasize enough how important team composition is to your future growth — not to mention specifically for gaining investor capital. Today, I want to return to our Master Funding […]

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Saving Tesla by Observing SpaceX

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 17, 2018

Saving Tesla starts with understanding Elon Musk and his style of management. This short video lays out the key takeaways from this article.   In the first in this series, we’ve taken a deep look at the distinct ways that one man, Elon Musk, is running two large companies that are on very different trajectories […]

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The Two Faces of Elon Musk – SpaceX’s Secret Weapon (Part 2)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 6, 2018

Tesla is failing, SpaceX is surging. As I wrote in my last post, it is the best of times and the worst of times for Elon Musk, founder of both companies. In that post, I proposed that a major reason Elon Musk’s two businesses are getting such different results is that Musk has a very […]

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The Two Faces of Elon Musk

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 4, 2018

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Surely one of the great opening lines in literary fiction, penned by Charles Dickens in the classic “A Tale of Two Cities.” Perhaps Elon Musk, better than anyone, understands the depth of that sentence because he founded two companies that together embody the […]

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The Fine Line Between Scaling Up . . .or Not (Part 3)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 29, 2018

Have you seen the movie Grand Canyon, starring Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin plus a host of great supporting cast members? It is a movie with a clear message: there is a fine line between rich/poor, love/hate, marriage/divorce, success/failure. I thought about the movie as I wrote this final post about scaling up, because […]

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The Master Funding Equation – A Winning Team (Part 6)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 20, 2018

The Master Funding Equation – A Winning Team (Part 6) We’ve been looking at the Master Funding Equation (MFE) for some time now. Most recently we spent a lot of time on the five questions investors ask about a winning business strategy, including whether your business will scale or not. Now, we are ready to […]

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X Marks the Scaling Up Spot – 7 Part Strategy (Part 4)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 13, 2018

X Marks the Scaling Up Spot – 7 Part Strategy (Part 3) In my last post, I introduced you to some of the work Verne Harnish has done in analyzing thousands of companies that have successfully mastered scaling up. If you haven’t yet read that post, please do before reading this post — you’ll need […]

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A Funding Model You Need to Know – Revenue Royalties

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 10, 2018

As you may know, Wall Street guru Arthur Lipper is the Chairman of Intelliversity’s Board of Advisor, and for a good reason. Arthur is both a creative visionary and grounded on earth (which is a balance we want you to achieve for yourself.)  Mr. Lipper has been one of the giants of the financial world for […]

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The Mindset Required For Scaling Up

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 26, 2018

The Mindset Required For Scaling Up Part 2 In the last post in this series, we began to explore scaling. Remember that our context is the Master Funding Equation and we are assessing the five questions most investors will ask with respect to your business strategy. The last question is how you plan to scale […]

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How Will You Scale Your Business (Or Not)?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 23, 2018

How Will You Scale Your Business (Or Not)? Part 1 We took a brief foray back into the world of the elevator pitch in my last post, in order to celebrate our contest winners as well as to recognize each of you who took the time to craft pitches. So let’s re-set our ongoing context before […]

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