What's in a like? It's a button press. A social media smile. It's a sign of appreciation... acceptance. It has meaning. Of something. Yet rarely of anything of any value. If likes were wishes and wishes were horses, like beggars would ride. "Please like my page!" "Please vote for me in this Read More

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Leaders Lead. They don’t abdicate their responsibility. They don’t share their power. They solicit input. They allow debate. Leaders don’t share their crown. They lead. They act. They encourage debate. They allow discussion... pre-decision discourse. They decide and then demand and expect buy-in. Debate over. Everyone rowing in the same direction and only one Captain. Only one Read More

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Recently in a little back and forth and friendly chiding between the Washington Post's Steven Overly and me on twitter, Steven derided me for hating on government involvement in startups which evolved to poking me for being a hater of most DCTech companies.  This just in: @glehel says Crystal Tech Fund Read More

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When Marissa Mayer left Google for Yahoo she jumped off a Runaway Train and hopped aboard a speeding meteor crashing to earth. What works for a runaway train does not convey to crashing meteors. Runaway trains are exhilarating, out of control, rocket ships of momentum. Crashing through all barriers, picking up steam Read More

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The three biggest lies...  The check's in the mail Something about something that is inappropriate for a business blog that involves bodily fluid I'm from the government and I'm hear to help you Lately, especially after the blog post, "DCTech Under a New Mayor," I've been accused by some of speaking out of both Read More

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery does the same hold true for plagiarism. Here's two slide by slide comparisons of 1776's Investor presentation created July 2013 (on the left) and a presentation given by 500 Startups (at the time), Paul Singh on August of 2012 (on the right). I Read More

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Leaders don’t stay still. They are constantly asking questions of themselves, they’re teams, the world. Great leaders are green and growing, life long learners. 5 Attributes Of Life Long Learners Risk Taking – Willingness to push oneself out of comfort zone Humble Self-Reflection – Honest assessment of success and failures, especially the latter Solicitation of Opinions – Read More

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DC Tech has a long history of oohing and awing of the latest shiny objects. We've had Launchbox Digital...... gone The Fort.... gone 1776... so 15 minutes ago ​and now it's all about Paul Singh's, Crystal Tech Fund.  Before you lump Crystal Tech with the aforementioned objects of a shiny nature consider this.... Founder Experience - Read More

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