Archives / January, 2005

The 10 Minute Difference

When I graduated from college I worked on Wall Street for a couple of years as an analyst for Morgan Stanley. While a valuable experience, especially for someone such as myself who had never even considered taking a business or finance course (I was an econ and psychology major), the job pretty much sucked. While…

eWork CEO Hans Bukow on OutsourcingTV

Ok. I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of OutsourcingTV.com but apparently it exists and they did an “interview” with Hans Bukow, the CEO of eWork on the recent eWork/ProSavvy merger (see my last blog post). You can check out the interview at the following link: http://www.outsourcingtv.com/ot/index.jsp?movieid=13688&channel= I’m in the middle of writing a post…

eWork/Prosavvy Merger

One of the companies that I work with closely, ProSavvy, announced this week  that it merged with eWork (the combined company will keep the eWork name). The merger creates perhaps the largest private company in the workforce management/services procurement/payroll services business. As part of the merger, Mobius led a new round of financing into the…

Finishing what you start

One thing I’ve noticed since I started blogging is that starting a blog entry is a lot easier than finishing it. There are plenty of things to write about and I find it pretty easy to start a new blog (I usually do this in my head first and try to think it through before committing…

Venture Capital Deal Algebra

I’m intending this blog to be a mixture of my personal thoughts on being a venture capitalist (and my travels through the maze of the VC world); thoughts on life more generally; and what I’ll call VC 101 tips and pointers. One of the things I’ve noticed (and this is something that I’m happy to…

Board Observer vs. Board Member

Venture capitalists generally participate in boards in one of two fashions – either as actual board members or as board observers (see Brad and Jason’s post on Term Sheets – Board of Directors — for more information on how we take positions on boards). As an associate at Mobius I was not able to take…

Dr. King

I was thinking today (as I’m sure many people are) about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of my favorite quotes is from Dr. King (although I’m afraid to say that I couldn’t find it quoted directly on-line – apologies for not giving a direct link).  To paraphrase is goes…

The Power of Branding

Ross and Dave sent this link over to me today. Parody –  a strong sign of flattery.  Clearly Apple has marketing down – we could all take a lesson. . . http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/images/iProduct.gif

I need better user statistics

I just set up FeedBurner on my site to start tracking readers.  I should have done this a long time ago (where long time = 7 days ago when I started my blog).  I’m pretty bummed with the stats that are available on TypePad.  By pretty bummed, I mean that the stats are essentially useless. …

Go Sox!

One of the things I’ve been thinking about as I’ve been sitting down to write is the balance I’d like in my blog. My intention was to write a professional blog, but with a personal twist –not a blog just about the mechanics of being a VC, but my personal observations of the VC world…