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Suster: Never Negotiate Piecemeal. Here’s Why

There were very few VC posts today – I’m guessing most VC bloggers are either sleeping late, at SXSW (and possibly sleeping late due to their hangovers), or not blogging today (yeah – I know the third one is – well – a tautology). Mark Suster (GRP) has a great post up titled Never Negotiate Piecemeal….

Suster: Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line

Today’s VC Post of the day is from Mark Suster (GRP) titled Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line. In it he references a really great OpEd by David Brooks titled The Hamish Line. Brooks describes the Haimish line through a description “I know only one word to describe what the simpler camps had…

Suster: Why You Should Ban Laptops & iPads at Board Meetings

Mark Suster (GRP) reminds all of us to check our laptops, iPhones, Blackberries, and other electronic devices at the door at board meetings. CEOs should enforce this, as should the other VCs and board members in the room. No “full partial attention” – just full attention.        

Suster: The Problem with Collecting Logos at Startups

Mark Suster (GRP) nails it with his post The Problem with Collecting Logos at Startups. He explains the problem with the following subtopics: Leaderless rounds Not enough skin in the game Nobody’s head on the chopping block Fights over follow ons Information leaks He also answers the question “is there any good case for taking a…

Suster: Avoid Monoculture

Mark Suster (GRP) gets the VC post of the day with his post Avoid Monoculture. Travel. Read Widely. Let Experience be Your Compass. It’s a really great post to read just before the weekend to remind you to make sure you are living your life and constantly exploring new things, rather than just being heads down on…

Suster: What Startups Can Learn About PR and Crisis Management

Mark Suster (GRP) has today’s VC post of the day titled What Startups Can Learn About PR and Crisis Management. As with many of Mark’s posts, it’s an excellent piece of long form writing that thoroughly dissects the issue of crisis management and makes a number of very significant recommendations which are summarized below. If…