Category Archives: Business

What Motivates Us?

Along the lines of lessons from religion that I think may have strong utility for secular life as well is the concept of what motivates us, and the thought that some types of motivations are better than others. If you’re … Continue reading

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Startups and Family Relations: An Analogy

[Editor’s Note: I’ve been digging through old blog drafts a lot lately in my effort to find topics I can write about to keep up the blog-a-day pace while still leaving at least some time for a life. This blog … Continue reading

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Space Business Blog Article on NewSpace Startup Accelerators

Normally I don’t just do a blog post linking to another blog post, but Colin Doughan’s article on NewSpace startup accelerators over on the Space Business Blog is well worth reading. Colin’s a good friend I’ve known for several years, … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: A little Competition is Sometimes a Good Thing

One of the counter-intuitive concepts I’ve picked up over the last two cycles of coaching for the NewSpace Business Plan competition is the idea that a little competition is actually a good thing. For a given business plan, the statement … Continue reading

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NewSpace Student Business Plan Competition

I was pinged last night by the project manager for this year’s NewSpace Student Business Plan Competition (as opposed to the non-student “NewSpace Business Plan Competition” I just blogged about a week or two ago), asking if I could put … Continue reading

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YHABFT: 2013 NewSpace Business Plan Competition

[Note: As those of you who follow me both on this blog and on twitter (@rocketrepreneur) have probably noticed, my tweeting hasn’t been as negatively impacted by the stresses of running a startup as my blogging has. Unfortunately a side … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: Human-Tended vs. Robotic Suborbital and Orbital Research

This isn’t meant to be a treatise on the topic, but an article yesterday on Citizens In Space about the benefits of Human-Tended experiments got me thinking about a chain of thought I’ve been meaning to write about for many … Continue reading

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Great Article on Biz Dev

Here was a fun article from Forbes on business development for startups (“Biz Dev is a Clever Name for Dirty Work“). My favorite quote: I get the impression, from a lot of these biz dev’ers, that they think of biz … Continue reading

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QOTD: Entrepreneurship Version

It takes slightly crazy people to make big changes. These same people generally have tough lives. It’s a lifestyle choice. –Iain McClatchie (who runs the  Ambivalent Engineer blog)

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Random Observation on SEC Accredited Investor Rules and the Top 1%

I was reading an interesting article the other day that had to do with the OWS movement giving some data on the background of the “top 1%” and the “top 0.5%”.  Can’t say I agree with everything in this article, … Continue reading

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