Andreessen: Beware Non-Silicon Valley Investors Bearing High Valuations

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The story is actually about 9 tweets Marc made as advice to start-ups.

Andreessen: Beware Non-Silicon Valley Investors Bearing High Valuations – Venture Capital Dispatch – WSJ
http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/04/08/andreessen-beware-non-silicon-valley-investors-bearing-high-valuations/

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CNBC CEO Interviews

Corrections made June 17, 2014 12:50am

CNBC has a cache of on-air interviews you can find on YouTube. Among the playlists you’ll find CEO Interviews. As of this date, there are over one hundred videos on this list. They vary in length from five (5) to (10) minutes.CNBC_MM_ExecutiveDecision

What is great about these videos is you can hear & see the leadership involved in the execution of these corporations. Often they are great insights into the directions of the individual company. And often the CEO will unknowingly let on to the truth – body language can be train, but seldom lies. Of course, because they are on Jim Crammer’s show the light will shine brightly – so salt your entries.

Below you’ll find the first batch of videos I have reviewed. The titles links to the show. The company name and (stock symbol) is included, when available, the CEO name, and the time when the interview starts. It also includes the bold Watched, which says I’ve watched it from beginning to end. I’ve also included a few interesting notes in the bullet points – some being more personal than informative.

POSTED June 16, 2014

Published on Dec 20, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed) – Watched?

  1. Mad Money: Navigator Gas CEO on American energy – Navigator Gas (NVGS) – CEO David Butters – (~1:10-end) –

Published on Dec 13, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Briggs & Stratton CEO on Extreme Weather – Briggs & Stratton (BGG) – CEO Todd Teske – (~1:20-5:47) – Watched
    • Analyze business model

Published on Dec 12, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Marathon Oil CEO on the future of American energy – Marathon Oil (MRO) – CEO Lee Tilman – (~1:25-6:15) –
  2. Home Depot CEO on the strength of housing – Home Depot (HD) – CEO Frank Blake – (~1:15-7:52) – Watched
    • Analyze business philosopy
    • Demo’d Kevo Lock, Nest Smoke Detector

Published on Dec 11, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Mad Money: NJOY CEO on the rise of e-cigarettes – NJoy (private) – CEO Craig Weise – (~2:05-7:00) – Watched
    • Billion $$ market, $3B worldwide.
    • 100% growth per year for e-cigarettes
    • Company mission – “obsolete cigarettes”.

Published on Dec 10, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Alliance Data CEO on the rise of credit cards – Alliance Data System (ADS) – CEO Ed Heffernan – (~1:00-) – Watched
    • “We’re comfortable that we can organically grow our top line 3x GDP” (~4:50)

Published on Dec 5, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Avión Tequila founder on holiday liquor sales – Avión Tequila (private) – CEO Ken Austin – (~1:10-6:40) – Watched
    Suck up to the press by naming a drink after them 2oz Avion Silver Tequila 1oz fresh lime juice 1/2oz Agave nectar 1/2oz Orange Liqueur Dash of secret loco ingredient

    Suck up to the press by naming a drink after them2oz Avion Silver Tequila
    1oz fresh lime juice
    1/2oz Agave nectar
    1/2oz Orange Liqueur
    Dash of secret loco ingredient 

    • Sales up 103% over previous year
    • El Cramer Loco
    • Entrepreneur
    • “There was no clear #2”
    • My comment, “A real marketing genius. Watch the end.”

Published on Dec 4, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Mad Money: Chart Industries CEO on Natural Gas revolution – Chart Industries (GTLS) – CEO Sam Thomas – (~1:10-5:45) –
    • Expecting a shift to Natural Gas for large vehicles in China – There is a pause now.

Published on Dec 3, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Mad Money: Zoetis CEO on pets and animal health – Zoetis (ZTS) – CEO Juan Ramón Alaix – (~1:15-5:22) – Watched
    • Not a great communicator, shallow message.

Published on Nov 26, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Mad Money: Hain CEO on organic foods – Hain Celestial (HAIN) – CEO Irwin Simon – (~1:25-end) – Watched
    • Aired Nov 25, 2013
    • 1.5 Million Organic Turkeys sold this year.
    • “Soup in cans are going away.”
    • “Organic growth company, paying down debt.”

Published on Nov 25, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Mad Money: Jarden CEO on holiday shopping season – Jardin (JAH) – CEO Jim Lillie – (~1:20-5:45) – Watched
    • Aired Nov 19, 2013
    • WallJar
    • Pet water purifier
    • 140+k SKUs
  2. Invest in America: Salesforce CEO on tech-tonic shift – Salesforce (CRM) – CEO Marc Benioff – (~0:30-end) – Watched
    • Aired Nov 18, 2013
  3. Mad Money: Exelis – Exelis (XLS) – CEO Dave Melcher – (~1:40-end) – Watched
    • Aired Nov 11, 2013
  4. Mad Money: B&G Foods CEO – B&G Foods (BGS) – CEO David Wenner – (~1:25-) – Watched
    • Aired Oct 30, 2013
    • Notes, “Center of Store not doing well.”
    • Significant growth in snacks.
    • Historical, has intergrated more than 26 brands since 1996
  5. Mad Money: Sensus CEO – Sensus (private) – CEO Lou D’Ambrosio – (~1:10) – Watched
  6. Mad Money: Cimarex CEO – Cimarex Energy (XEC) – CEO Tom Jorden – (~1:40-end) – Watched
    • Aired Oct 7, 2013
    • CEO does not have facts to communicate with (tell stories about).
  7. Mad Money: Avnet CEO – Avnet (AVT) – CEO Rick Hamada – (~1:00-5:29) – Watched
    • Aired Oct 24, 2013

Published on Nov 22, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Mad Money: Kenandy CEO – Kenandy (private) – CEO Sandra Kurtzig – (~0:54-end) – Watched
    • Aired Nov 22, 2013
    • Interviewed at Dreamforce 2013
    • Founder of Ask Computer System
    • “I’m hoping in the near future you have to go to a History Museum to see Oracle and SAP software”

Published on Nov 21, 2013

Show title – Company (stock symbol) – CEO – (time CEO interviewed)

  1. Good view of Warby – Warby Parker (private) – Co-Founder & Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal – (~1:20-4:45) – Watched
  2. Veeva supports life sciences – Veeva Systems (VEEV) – Co-Founder & Co-CEO Peter Gassner – (~1:10-8:15) –
  3. Mad Money: AMN Healthcare CEO – AMN Healthcare Services (AHS) – CEO Susan Salka – (~1:15) –

 

sfgate.com – Interview with Mike Boich as Apple turns 30

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Apple Macintosh 128k

(audio) Interview with Mike Boich as Apple turns 30 (8:15)

http://blog.sfgate.com/chroncast/2006/03/25/interview-with-mike-boich-as-apple-turns-30/
From a Special Edition of Tech Talk
Mike Boich was an early Apple employee who was in charge of demonstrating the first Macintosh to software developers and potential customers. In this podcast, he tells San Francisco Chronicle tech reporter Matthew Yi about Apple’s early relationship with Microsoft.
  • Noted as Apple’s 1st Macintosh Evangelist.
  • Mike’s name is listed inside the original Macintosh 128K

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    Mike Boich

  • Mike recruited Guy Kawasaki to work for Apple
  • My Comments He also talks about, Life at Apple during the Macintosh days, The final days at Apple for Steve Jobs – including a moment with Mike Spindler (Spindler would later become CEO of Apple for a while).

John Maxwell: How to Connect with People

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How to Connect with People
 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_ioYONYoWM (10:58) part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7UAkh5Cw5A (10:57) part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmsJukVZbTU (10:00) part 3

by John Maxwell (Wikipedia)
  • “People who cross the finish line first are running alone.” (~5:25)
  1. Connecting is all about others, not you. (~3:15)
  2. It requires energy. (~4:00 on second video)
  3. Find common ground, and move to higher ground. (~0:20 on third video)

 

John_Maxwell_EveryoneCommunicatesHis book Everyone communicates,few connect

ISBN 9780785214250

 

 


Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I-62xzq3Ks
A humours spoof interview

How To Do A 30 Second Pitch

Recently, I’ve been to a few local (San Francisco) Pitch Meetups (links below). I’ll put openclipart.org_stopwatchaside delivery issues today in favor of what it should be. This formula should serve you well because it is so generic. Of course, you are welcome to modify, but the point is get the information across. This suggestion should also be familar to fans of Guy Kawasaki. He has said as much on video (Fast forward to: 34:30)

  • “hello”
  • “my name is “
  • “my product is called product name
  • product slogan or tag line (optional)
  • product name (is or does) …
  • thirty (30) seconds are up
  • “thank you for your time.”

Practice it in front of a mirror and time it. 🙂

See @ 34:30
https://edogfood.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/guy-kawasaki-12-lessons-steve-jobs-taught/

Groups I’ve been to

How much caffeine is that.

Bamboo_Green_Tea A_small_cup_of_coffeeWritten on: 2014-05-22

A few days ago I decide that I was drinking too much coffee. I would wake up late, drink coffee, stay up too late, get the shakes, headaches. Things had to change. So I stopped – Cold Turkey. Headaches, nausea, depression, ill thoughts, body aches — I toughed it through. I slept alot, and had two or three showers a day. All in an effort to have some reasonable life as an entrepreneur — where only I would decide what poisons would enter my body.

coca_cola_truckI won’t go in to the way Starbucks and Pete’s sabotage my well-being, because from the servers perspective they are only doing great service. Mind you from the age 14 to 16 I worked in my Dad’s restaurants — I know the difference.

 

Coffee Servings are 8oz, sodas are 12oz, others as indicated.

  • Brewed Coffee – 95-200 mg
  • Brewed Coffee,decaffeinated – 2-12 mg
  • Espresso, restaurant-style (1oz) – 47-75 mg
  • Americano (an Espresso w/more water) – 47-75 mg
  • Black tea – 14-70 mg
  • Green tea – 24-45 mg
  • Coca-Cola – 23-35 mg
  • Diet Coke – 23-47 mg
  • Mountain Dew – 42-55 mg
  • 7UP, Sierra Mist, Sprite – 0 mg
  • 5 Hour Energy – 200-207 mg
  • Red Bull – 75-80 mg
  • Rock Star – 79-80 mg
  • Excedrin Extra Strength (1 tablet) – 65 mg
Caffeine has a significant effect on spiders, which is illustrated here in the erratic construction of their webs.

Caffeine has a significant effect on spiders, which is illustrated here in the erratic construction of their webs. — Source: Wikipedia

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/caffeine/art-20049372