Too much runway

By rickColosimo / March 2, 2016 /

Too much runway, and you may never take off. Here’s the write-up I saw in the Next Draft newsletter (hey there, Dave!) that pointed me to a story about Slack’s then-recent venture financing: Give me some slack … equity. The company’s product is about a year old. But investors just invested $120 million into Slack…

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How to plan for business legal disputes

By rickColosimo / February 25, 2016 /

At one point years ago, my business partner and I were discussing how the arbitrator costs for a month of pre-hearing activity was 1/3 of our original out of pocket claim. What is the “deductible” on business claims? How expensive is it, really, to sue a business on a contract claim? And what are the…

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When should nonprofits spend more?

By rickColosimo / May 12, 2015 /

Here’s a quote about a program by Habitat for Humanity to try to get better results for people: By betting big on property in a down market, and with the help of a donor network, the group is creating Habitat neighborhoods. –Habitat for Humanity Tries Big-Scale Approach to Housing in Oregon That’s one point of…

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Stealing from the future

By rickColosimo / May 5, 2015 /

There are plenty of examples where companies and government units borrow from their future in different ways. There are very different issues for the two actors, so we’ll split this into two posts: this one on companies and another future post on government. The traditional way that companies approach capital needs is to borrow money,…

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