Predictions for 2019 by Intelliversity

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 for Investors by Intelliversity

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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Open Letter to Paul Allen

An Open Letter to Paul Allen Heirs

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 5, 2018

To the Heirs and Peers of Mr. Paul Allen: Our world lost a hero when Paul Allen passed on October 15th. Mr. Allen was probably best known for being a co-founder of Microsoft and as both owner and avid fan of his beloved Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks. At the time of his death, […]

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Entrepreneur’$ Bootcamp Interview – Patrick McDonald, CEO of Oshen

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 1, 2018

“What struck me about Bootcamp is that it was all designed to answer investor questions before they were asked, basically to psych-out the investors.  No one else is doing this.” said Patrick McDonald. Here’s the full story: The other day I had the opportunity to speak with Patrick McDonald, Founder, and CEO of Oshen, a […]

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Sean McVay

An Open Letter to Sean McVay – If You Don’t Know Him You’ll Want To

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 18, 2018

Dear Sean, Congratulations on the 6-0 start. I realize there is a long way to go in the season, not to mention the playoffs. But for long-time Rams fans like me, the transformation you’ve led is remarkable.     Millennials have a reputation for being hard-working, but a bit undisciplined. Your generation is apt to […]

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Sheryl Sandberg Facebook - An Open Letter from Intelliversity

Sheryl Sandberg: It’s Time for YOU to “Lean In”

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 15, 2018

Dear Sheryl, You’ve done an amazing job steering Facebook as COO.  Now I have a request.     Your partnership with Mark Zuckerberg is clearly working well, even through the ups and downs of managing a very large organization serving more than a billion customers. As I’ve discussed with my readers for several years, the […]

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Elon Musk at SpaceX

An Open Letter to Elon Musk

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 8, 2018

Elon, Most of us believe you’re serious in your commitment to protecting the human race against climate change and even more disastrous events, both natural and human-made, that could wipe us out. The result of your commitment is there for all to see, in the amazing achievements of SpaceX and Tesla. We also believe that […]

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The Master Funding Equation – Power Recap

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 1, 2018

The Master Funding Equation – Power Recap You’ll recall from high school algebra that solving an equation generally amounts to balancing both sides. The Master Funding Equation (MFE) is similarly an equation that, when balanced, provides the solution of a maximization of your chances for funding. So, what are we attempting to balance? Expectations. Yours […]

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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 Intelliversity

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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