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  • Watson Food for Thought January 11, 2017 Nate Lentz
    I am a big fan of Watson and the business model vision that IBM has for allowing other businesses and start-ups to leverage the power of Watson for their own solutions.  While Google, Facebook, and ot …
  • Salary, Value, and Poaching October 24, 2016 Nate Lentz
    We have seen a number of high quality people getting poached or almost poached from different portfolio companies over the last couple months.  The labor market for skilled technical and analytic peop …
  • Strategy Is About Winning July 12, 2016 Nate Lentz
    We have a number of companies that have recently made the shift from proving out product / market fit to focusing on execution.  This often happens in the $3-6 million revenue range and in a SaaS busi …
  • Working the Middle of the Pipeline – PeopleLinx: A "Dialer" for Salespeople April 28, 2016 Nate Lentz
    I love high velocity sales models – when they work.  Books like Predictable Revenue capture the essence of the model.  While each company has a different mix of inbound and outbound lead gen efforts a …
  • Thoughtful Listening Leads to Wise Decisionmaking March 28, 2016 Robert Adelson
    I took a course in law school on medical ethics, mostly because it was taught by Dr. Jay Katz, a Harvard trained physician, medical ethicist (he had participated in the Federal inquiry into the Tuskeg …