The other day I finished “The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann and the Great Startup Delusion” by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell. It charts in excruciating, painful detail the rise and fall of WeWork, one of the best funded most-hyped US startups ever. And it’s a great read that I highly recommend. One of… Continue reading Viability does matter
Time and time again I hear from and meet startups who are eager to follow the corporate partnership route to gain traction in the market for their startup. Sometimes it works out well. Most often - I would argue - it doesn’t. I know this from my own prior experience from the corporate side. Yes,… Continue reading Deadly theater
The Christmas holidays are upon us. and with that 2020 is (finally) coming to an end. It may thus be a good time to reflect a little on what went by in the year that passed. Forget Covid-19 for a second (I'll get back to that a bit later); for me this was a year… Continue reading Yay, it’s (almost) Christmas!
While working to create a MedTech startup either from scratch or later trying to get the product to market, John Carreyrou's book "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup" about the Theranos scandal should be absolutely required reading. The story about Theranos is well documentet by now: Only the lies were bigger… Continue reading A necessary read