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A Startup Needs a Good Board of Directors
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4/7/2014   3 comments
Most startups fail because of poor execution. An experienced board member can make all the difference.
Startup 101: Why Proxies & Mentors Matter
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2/25/2014   Post a comment
Three out of four startups fail. While you can't insulate yourself from market forces, having industry mentors and updated proxies will help you avoid some dangers along the road to success.
Why Hi-Tech Startups Should Care About Culture
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1/21/2014   Post a comment
It's a no-brainer that CEOs have to attend to company culture, but the CEO in high-tech has a set of additional cultural burdens.
Hiring the Right Team
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12/23/2013   5 comments
"Time spent on hiring is time well spent." This familiar marketing slogan is true for all companies and critical in the case of a startup. Who you hire defines your company.
Earth to EE CEOs: Know When to Delegate
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11/26/2013   4 comments
You're an electrical engineer turned entrepreneur morphing into a chief executive officer. Learning to delegate is a skill that may keep your business alive -- and you (and the people around you) out of the madhouse.
Comment: Re: ceos - Michel Courtoy - 11/5/2013
It Takes a Village to Make an Entrepreneurial CEO
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11/4/2013   4 comments
So you want to be a CEO? Today's startup is a bootstrapped venture with a founding technical team stretched thin. The CEO is the natural leader with innate but not necessarily proven skills. Here's how to round out your skills to succeed as an entrepreneurial CEO.
Launching the Product
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9/27/2013   3 comments
A well executed product launch may be almost as important as the product.
What Venture Capitalists Want: Engineers' Guide to Researching Business Opportunities
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8/26/2013   9 comments
Engineers see opportunity in their customers' problems. How can the technologically gifted, but not necessarily business-savvy, engineer judge if a nascent opportunity is fundable and feasible? First, make a business plan.
SoC verification is growing up fast
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
Human beings progress through a predictable process of maturity with well understood characteristics for each age. What is striking to me is that all technologies seem to follow the same pattern…
Verification is the Key Entrepreneurial Opportunity
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
The evolution of chips to big SoCs has made verification the most critical and time-consuming aspect of the development cycle. In many ways, it's larger and more complex than hardware design.


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The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
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To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

The Engineering Life - Around the Web
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Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive!
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This year, for EELive! I had a little surprise that I was quite eager to share. Qualcomm had given us a TOQ smart watch in order to award someone a prize. We were given complete freedom to ...

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Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
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Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

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Frankenstein's Fix: The Winners Announced!
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The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

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