Author: Debbie Todd

Design, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Life itself, Technology, Web & Consumer Tech

On the Internet of Bits and Pieces, “just works” won’t be good enough 

Yesterday’s light switch just works. Dark? Click. Light! Today, ‘Just works’ is lame. I want things that can see, hear, remember and tell me what they’re doing. In fact, I want anything with a switch on it to be able to do whatever I want, maybe even before I know I want it to do it

'How to', Business Angels, Entrepreneur's Briefcase, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Private Equity & Venture Capital, ...

Love: the most important thing about startup founder matching 

What will hold startup founders together through those ‘sense of impending doom’ moments? The fact that the business idea is great? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham thinks not: the relationship between founders has to be more important than the venture.

Entrepreneur's Briefcase, Europe, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Perspective, Private Equity & Venture Capital, ...

Dragging small traditional businesses into the startup innovation ecosystem 

Small traditional businesses? They’re already ‘inside’ the startup world, aren’t they? No. They typically know nothing about such things as Lean Startup, Startup Weekend or Y Combinator, and even when they do, they think it has nothing to do with them. Are they right?

'How to', Entrepreneur's Briefcase, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Marketing, Private Equity & Venture Capital, ...

What’s it like when outside the box is inside the box? 

Intrapreneurship is not for the fainthearted. Inside established organisations, officially-sanctioned bastions of executive dragon slaying can sometimes be found, filled with fearless risk-takers discretely licensed to systematically shred the company rulebook in their tireless search for innovation