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Exosphere Part III | Where Will the First Trillion Dollar Startup Come From?

Today we finish our series of conversations with Skinner Layne, and ask the question: Where will the first trillion dollar startup come from? If you have not already, I suggest listening to the first and second interviews first, as this final podcast builds on the ones before it. In this episode we discuss why Skinner is moving Exosphere from Chile …

Exosphere Part II | The Degradation of Language

Today I continue my conversation with Skinner Layne, the founder of Exosphere. We discuss the degradation of language, the spending of the capital that Moore’s Law provided us and the benefits of a classical education. For those who prefer the TLDL (too long, didn’t listen) version, I suggest the following passage at a minimum: 11:45 – 18:38, and provide the …

Exosphere: How to Build a (Much) Better Incubator

A few years ago I was contacted by a reader who was embarking on a new adventure. He was heading down to South America to go work with an organization that was creating a new type of incubator/accelerator. Unfortunately we lost touch, but recently he reached back out to me and we began a new dialog. He has been in …

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Angels, Incubators, Venture Capital and Crowdfunding

This is a follow-up from my last post, a discussion with my friend Jeff Bone. I encourage you to read it if you haven’t, so you can get a feel for who Jeff is and why I think he’s a genius! Jeff had promised to talk to me again and get a bit more in-depth about tech startups, VC’s, incubators …

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The Tao of Dave

I first wrote this post back in 2011. I’ve since lost touch with Dave, although I periodically reach out to see how he is doing. He was a mentor and a friend, and I credit him with teaching me what’s really important in life. Enjoy! One of my earliest mentors is a gentlemen (he’d hate being called that) that I …