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Post of a Death Foretold (perdon GGM!) – Apple and the doomed walled garden

July 27, 2011 |

Another post, another prediction, another take on a tech giant. It’s possible that in a few years when I revisit this I’m going to think it was the stupidest thing I’ve ever said, like when in 2000 I predicted that … Read More

Google+ blurry use case and why I think G+ can’t succeed in its current form

July 19, 2011 |

You got to give Google credit for sparking an intense debate about the state of social networks, and boy is it interesting! If you haven’t followed the discussion, please check at the end of this post a quick summary of … Read More

The hard dynamics of co-foundership and a few things you should know about it

July 18, 2011 |

A lot has been said recently about how you should go about finding a co-founder, and more specifically a technical co-founder. I think the idea of “earning a co-founder” is good as it is the very structured process of co-founder … Read More

When you pivot too much, you’ll often be back to the start position

July 11, 2011 |

An entrepreneur has to be adaptable. When you’re building a new product for a market that often doesn’t exist, it’s hard to have a clear path to the end goal. It’s part of the game – you try an idea, … Read More

Empty Words

July 5, 2011 |

I’ve heard a few politicians in Portugal, including the President, asking entrepreneurs to be the engines of the economic recovery. These are not newcomers, these are people who have been in the political scene for a while, and for those … Read More

A good idea!

July 1, 2011 |

I’m going to take a break from being a bitter motherfu**er who criticizes everything to actually complement an idea I recently heard about. Disclaimer: I was not asked to promote this nor do I have any sort of participation on … Read More

Role Models

June 27, 2011 |

I recently heard someone ask, “Why aren’t there more African American (AA) founders?” I’m no expert in US entrepreneurship history so I listened to the different arguments brought to the table and the most compelling one hit close to home … Read More

It’s not a bubble until it bursts

May 20, 2011 | 2

If you work at a startup in Silicon Valley it’s impossible to go around without hearing about THE bubble. Everyone has an opinion – it’s not a bubble, it’s a bubble but only for early stage, it’s a bubble just … Read More

Conversation around wine and the miseries of Portugal

May 19, 2011 |

Last night I had dinner with a friend from Portugal and eventually we talked about the economic situation in Portugal and why the country can’t be competitive in the global market. There are a ton of theories but at that … Read More

Mastering the dating game and the theory of the stove burner

May 11, 2011 |

Fundraising is like dating, and when it comes to dating I have a theory – the theory of the stove burner. Imagine you have a stove with 6 burners and you’re using all 6 of them to cook. If you … Read More