Calling Vision Masters

Vision Masters Wanted

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 13, 2019

Not every innovator should make an appointment to connect with me.  There’s just not enough time in the day.  We’re interested in speaking with innovators who are: Looking to raise capital (not grants), and Vision masters, not visionaries The difference you ask? A visionary sees the future. A “vision master” makes the future. Yes, I’d […]

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Steve Job and Jony Ive

Seven Critical Lessons Innovators Can Learn from Jony Ive Leaving Apple

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 2, 2019

This is going to be controversial. This is going to be good. Read on… As the old story goes, a pessimist walks into a room with a pile of dung and says “There’s nothing here but a pile of horse sh*t.” An optimist walks into a room finding just a pile of horse sh*t and declares  […]

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Raising Capital the Navy Seal’s Way – The One Key That Opens the Door to Funding

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 21, 2019

Raising capital the Navy Seal’s way inspired by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Let’s meet these guys. JOCKO WILLINK is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, and co-founder of Echelon Front. LEIF […]

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Beyond Meat burger

Where’s the Beef? – 4 Ways to Succeed When it Looks Like You Shouldn’t

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 7, 2019

I love a good mystery. I’m the guy who usually figures out the plot to the movie halfway through. Honestly, it’s fun but also a little disappointing to solve the plot too early in the film. That’s why I love a plot that stumps me right up to the end. Today I’d like us to have […]

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Agile management

5 Core Principles of Agile Company Growth and Funding – Life Hacks for Vision Masters #5

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 30, 2019

The other day I was observing a group of ants efficiently pursuing their objectives on a foraging mission in my new garden. When a barrier emerged, such as a small pool of water, they’d explore its edges, quickly huddle, seek a path around the water, communicate to the foraging troops, then move on toward the […]

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Five Winning Ideas From Vision Master and Soon-to-be-Billionaire Melanie Perkins

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 17, 2019

A Research Report for Vision Masters from Intelliversity We’ve all heard the old saying “never judge a book by its’ cover.” But we do just that a lot of the time, don’t we? Often, we judge ourselves most harshly. We judge ourselves for not being perfect, not living up to our own or others’ expectations. […]

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Unconventional Many Hats

5 Ways to be Unconventional & Win – Life Hacks for Vision Masters #4

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 8, 2019

Being conventional produces conventional results. If you are following a recipe to cook your dinner, being conventional is a good idea. Do what the recipe says, get the familiar result that your palate expects. But conventionality in the world of growing innovative young companies is a dangerous habit to develop. In fact, following convention may […]

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Sara Blakely Spanx

Get Spanxed & Win – Profiles in Vision Mastery #4

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 29, 2019

Victor Hugo famously wrote that “nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” But what if the idea is yours. How do you know when it’s time has come? Where do you look for proof? Do you wait to go to market until the world agrees with you until your idea is […]

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Melinda Richter

A Shaker and Mover You Never Heard of: How to get on the “Richter” Scale

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 19, 2019

Melinda Richter may take no for an answer sometimes, but you’d better have a good reason. Ms. Richter heads Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs (JLABS) a unique incubator for medical technology startups that provides “large company” resources, including funding, to boost the success rate of fledgling companies. JLABS boasts an incredible 80% success rate — […]

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Oprah

Vision Master or Entertainment Master or Both?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 4, 2019

  Suppose you’re a girl of African ancestry born in the deep South in the 1950s. Your family is poor and rural. You’re the daughter of an unmarried teenage mother.  Shortly after your birth, your parents split up.  You live with your grandmother, then your mom, then your dad. As a young woman, you’re repeatedly […]

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