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Guy Kawasaki To Tell Truemors Story at Bay Chi Tue Aug 14

August, normally a vacation month, is host this year to a number of compelling events for entrepreneurs. Guy Kawasaki is speaking at BayChi Tue Aug 14 7-9pm on “By the Numbers: How I built a Web 2.0, User-Generated Content, Citizen Journalism, Long-Tail, Social Media Site for $12,107.09” where he will explain why and how he

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Ready, Set, Launch: Taking the Product to Market

This evening, I attended the SVPMA event featuring Chris Shipley Co-Founder and Chairman, Guidewire Group, Inc. The title of the presentation was Ready, Set, Launch: Taking the Product to Market. Surprisingly, Chris brought two additional speakers with her; Steve Larsen, Co-founder and CEO of Krugle and Arya Barirani, Marketing Manager, HP Software Global Campaigns. This

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EET Sheds EDA Expertise: Bad News for EDA Startups

Richard Wallace pens a “Note to Our Readers” in the morning edition of EE Times on-line (hyperlinks added): Last week CMP Technology, a part of United Business Media and parent company of this newspaper, announced sweeping editorial management changes at EE Times and TechOnline, EEtimes.com‘s sister Web site. The changes will accelerate the expansion of

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Founder’s Story: An EDA Acquisition During the DotCom Boom

This is another joint project we did with Ann Marcus because she is such an  effective interviewer. Last month she sat down with Mike Bitzko, currently CEO of CadPlex, to get his founder’s point of view of getting acquired (when he was CEO of Concurrent CAE Systems) at the peak of the dotcom boom and

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Finding Partners

The best way to find partners is your inner circle, the people who you have a shared success with. Starting a company is like a marriage, you really want to know and trust your partner. Another place to look is a web site www.gobignetwork.com where you can post a job description for a programmer. They

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Anthony Scampavia Bio

Anthony has been with SKMurphy since 2007, he provides consulting around a lightweight product development model that is appropriate for startups, In addition he focuses on reviewing and defining product release and test strategies as well as developing test and development sandbox environments for automated regressions and system level testing. Prior to SKMurphy, Anthony was

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Editorial Coverage: The Times They Are A-changing

Which resource do you prefer to obtain information; print or on-line? This morning I attended an interactive DAC debate that touched on the issues on the shift from print media to on-line publishing. Below is my summary of the topics and discussions of the presentation titled Editorial Coverage: The Times They Are A-changing. Moderator: Scott

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DAC Panel Presentation: EDA Exit Strategies: What’s Next?

This morning I attended a panel discussion on EDA Exit Strategies: What’s Next? This presentation was given at DAC on the Pavilion Show Floor. It was a one hour interactive discussion between the panelists and the audience. Below is my take on the two most interesting discussions. Moderator: Kathryn Kranen – Jasper Design Automation, Inc.,

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Applying Design Automation Tools Beyond Semiconductors

Steve Levitan wrote a great opinion piece in this week’s EE Times: “EDA Can Shine Beyond IC Borders” that nicely expressed some future possibilities for EDA professionals. Applying Design Automation Tools Beyond Semiconductors EDA methodologies, techniques and tools are unique in that they approach problems in terms of levels of abstraction, which gives us the power to work

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Seth Godin’s Book “The Dip” Save Your Money

There are some good insights in Seth Godin’s The Dip, his slim new volume devoted to excellence, perseverance, and organized abandonment. Seth Godin’s Book “The Dip” Save Your Money Godin doesn’t say “organized abandonment” which is a concept developed by Peter Drucker, but “quitting.” Godin offer’s three checks to perform before you quit and backs into

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InfoWorld: Social Media and B-to-B; Over-hyped or Under-executed

This morning I attended the InfoWorld Media Group Technology Breakfast, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The topic was: “Social Media and B-to-B; Over-Hyped or Under-Executed”. Below is my summary of the question and answer discussion. Moderator: Paul Calento, SVP/Strategic Development InfoWorld Panelists: David Hahn, Director, Advertising Products, Linkedin Virginia Hines, Vice President, General Manager,

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