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February 12 2015
by Todd Hixon

There Are No Base Hits For Startups Today

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on February 12, 2015.] Once upon a time, like ten years ago, entrepreneurs could make decent money building a business that hit milestones but never got big and sold for $10 – $20 million. These exits would pay entrepreneurs enough to sends kids to college and return 1x-2x capital […]

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January 29 2015
by Todd Hixon

CES: Looking Back 25 Years

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on January 17, 2014.] While many felt that the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) lacked anything revolutionary, the change over 25 years is remarkable. Computer vendors and consumer electronics vendors once had separate shows. Today the shows are combined,┬áconsumer companies dominate, and most computer vendors are gone (or, in […]

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December 17 2014
by Todd Hixon

Twitter, The Morning After: Why Entrepreneurs Love … And Hate … Huge Exits

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on November 8, 2013.] Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups | TechCrunch. Huge exits (“unicorns”) are a dilemma for entrepreneurs: they make the venture world work, but they are so rare that the great majority of entrepreneurs can’t realistically expect to achieve one. For investors, the […]

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December 10 2014
by Todd Hixon

Down-To-Earth Value From Big Data

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on October 17, 2013.] Big Data visualization. (Photo credit: Marius B)   Big data is an exciting idea, but I find little agreement about what the phrase means in concrete terms, and how to make use of it. Could big data be the next nanotech, a field that was […]

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