Our discussion with Brynne Kennedy was unexpectedly rich and veered in unanticipated directions. Kennedy’s company, Topia, provides software and services that allow companies and individuals to more seamlessly manage relocation assignments by ensuring […]Read More
Fresh insights for all phases of the company lifecycle
Most Stanford University graduate students have never owned a John Deere product. While they’ve all heard of John Deere, when polled at the beginning of class, less than 10% of our students had […]Read More
We started this year’s Systems Leadership course with Joe Hogan, CEO of Align Technology. Joe was the perfect first guest to open the quarter as he touched upon many of the […]Read More
As we ended our third year of teaching The Industrialist’s Dilemma, we finished the course with Walt Bettinger, CEO of Charles Schwab, as our guest. With over $3.3 trillion currently under management (about the same value of the […]Read More
With annual revenues of close to $50B and a market capitalization of $180B, AB InBev is one of the truly global CPG behemoths. With highly recognized brands found on almost every continent, the company has grown via an aggressive entrepreneurial […]Read More
When we first met Jim Murren and the leadership team of MGM Resorts, we were struck by the sheer physical size and scope of the MGM experience. The hotels are big, the shows are big, the casinos are […]Read More
Staying Competitive in Every Sector and Every Part of the Business — Alex Gorsky, CEO Johnson & JohnsonMay 1, 2018
As we proceed through the third year of The Industrialist’s Dilemma, the teaching team is beginning to see new trends emerge within the short time horizon of our course to date. When we started almost three […]Read More
We kicked off the first of six new guests in this year’s version of The Industrialist’s Dilemma with Logan Green, Co-Founder and CEO of Lyft. Logan shared his insights and a vision of the future of mobility as we […]Read More
This blog was written by XSeed Venture Partner, Jeff Thermond.
My last blog on the fact that a five-year projection of key financial metrics was a hard and fast requirement for any startup pitch deck drew a lot of engaged commentary.
The comments generally fell into two camps. The responders who provide services (e.g., […]Read More
This blog was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Robert Siegel.
Being the CEO of an entrepreneurial venture is unbelievably hard. Not only are odds wildly stacked against one’s success, but unlike in a normal job, the CEO does not have anyone telling him or her what to do. Of course, many people tell the CEO what they […]Read More