Highly successful startups do what, exactly?

By Rick Colosimo / February 3, 2017 / Comments Off on Highly successful startups do what, exactly?

The title of the article that sparked this post claims to tell us “What do highly successful startups have in common?” If only it were that easy. I bet you can name the data error here just by re-reading the title of that article. Of course, you just know there’s going to be a survivorship…

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Always be selling

By Rick Colosimo / July 10, 2013 / Comments Off on Always be selling

This statement from a spokesperson for Pulte Homes qualifies as least helpful PR of the day: A spokeswoman for Pulte says it has been able to raise prices due to less competition from foreclosures and low interest rates. Really? That’s what you come up with and tell the WALL STREET JOURNAL? “We’re fortuitously able to…

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Getting crowdfunding wrong

By Rick Colosimo / May 28, 2010 / Comments Off on Getting crowdfunding wrong

Here’s a link to a brief article about crowdsourcing as applied to startups. Grade for this article? Nominally 80% for 4 out of 5 right, but the wrong answer on financing can kill a company. This one gets a #FAIL from me. Hearkening back (or forward, since I don’t know if I’ve posted it yet)…

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