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 “I don’t have any competitors” is actually a big flashing red warning light for most […]
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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 dev as fun and sexy. One minute you’re grabbing lunch with Ron Conway and Ashton […]
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)
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, but it was still worth a read. What really stood out to me though was […]
Earlier this week, Colin Doughan posted the first post in what should hopefully be a fun series of posts on the business case of servicing the Iridium satellites over on his excellent Space Business Blog. As he mentioned at the start of the post, I’ve been working with him on this for some time, but […]
In addition to the working groups, there were several speakers throughout the conference. While there most ideas presented at space conferences aren’t particularly new, there were a few ideas from the various speakers (and from conversations I had at the conference) that I thought were worth mentioning. This may be a bit random, but I’m […]