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  • Understanding Decision Fatigue and the Implications on a Start-up February 2, 2017 Nate Lentz
    The New York Times recently republished a very interesting 2011 article “Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue”, which describes academic research into the impact of decision fatigue on the quality of d …
  • Common CEO Mistake: The Buddy Hire January 27, 2017 Nate Lentz
    It is tempting.  You are a new CEO and you need to make an impact quickly.  You have been successful in the past and there have been people who were on your team previously whom you would love to have …
  • 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 …