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 dev as fun and sexy. One minute you’re grabbing lunch with Ron Conway and Ashton Kutcher and the next minute you’re closing a deal on the phone while you wait in the lobby at Microsoft to give Steve Ballmer the bad news: “No, we will not accept your acquisition offer of 3 trillion dollars.” From there, you head out for cocktails and swirl single-malt Scotch while discussing why Apple is so badass.
Worth a good read for anyone startuping or thinking of startuping.
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Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew.
Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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