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  • What a Google Car Means to My Blind Son January 28, 2015 Nate Lentz
    My son Nicholas is almost twelve and he has been blind for most of his life.  For seven years he was mostly blind with a shade contrast, but he lost that five years ago and has been completely blind s …
  • Don’t Celebrate Failure, Celebrate Learning and Perseverance November 26, 2014 Nate Lentz
    I recently read the New York Times article about the conferences celebrating failure and I had to laugh.  It reminded me of the line from Jon Stewart’s unforgettable tribute to Bruce Springsteen:  “An …
  • Keeping Score: Entrepreneurs Should Stop Focusing on Capital Raised and Focus on SaaS Metrics November 12, 2014 Nate Lentz
    I am writing this on an Amtrak train returning from the last board meeting of the third quarter earnings season.  I sit on a bunch of boards and am an observer on several more.  This cycle there were …
  • Hospitals Are Still Stuck In An Analog Age October 7, 2014 Sean Dowling
    Recently my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world.  In addition to the general excitement (if not frequent bewilderment) that comes with being a new parent, his birth of course led me to …
  • Two CEO Letters (Plus a Corollary) September 10, 2014 Nate Lentz
    There is a story full of business wisdom that is one of my favorites.   It has many variations but a common one goes something like this: A new CEO walks into his office for the first time and finds t …