FT: “Stanley Fischer’s departure reveals weakness at the Fed”

There is an excellent analysis of Stanley Fischer’s departure from the Fed on ft.com. Some highlights: The early resignation of Stanley Fischer, the Federal Reserve board vice-chairman, is a reminder that the coming turnover in the Fed’s leadership is unprecedented in speed and scale. For all the attacks on the Fed since 2008 nothing has

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Recent Read: “Investors Go Where Trump Won’t: To Immigrant Entrepreneurs”

Good MIT Tech Review post on VCs focused on immigrant founders. I know the CEO of one of the VCs mentioned and can attest not just to a solid vision but also a clear business focus. Some key points: These are tense times for foreigners who want to live and work in the U.S., due

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Diversity in Silicon Valley: An Interview with VC Lisa Suennen of GE Ventures

The world of venture capital has, in recent years, captured the imagination of the general public through the stories coming out of Silicon Valley. However, the VC world has also drawn its share of criticism for its lack of diversity and even lack of social empathy, especially in the past year. As one of the

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Recent Read: “Searching for Steve Jobs: Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, and the Dangers of the Origin Story”

I just finished readingAlexander Mallery’s paper on “protective ignorance” in Stanford Intersect. It’s an interesting take on the Elizabeth Holmes/Steve Jobs connection and how it may have shielded her and her company from scrutiny. Some highlights:   Holmes, thus, did not just copy the Jobs story—she improved upon it. Jobs dropped out of Reed College

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Recent Read: “What BMW’s Corporate VC Offers That Regular Investors Can’t”

In case you missed it, HBR.com has a good piece on BMW’s “venture client” corporate VC model that’s worth the time to read. Some highlights:   Based on his own experience, a reading of the emerging research, and dozens of conversations, Gimmy was convinced that the innovation impact of corporate VCs had been disappointing not

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Wharton: “Why Corrupt Executives Are Rarely Prosecuted”

Don’t miss a great Knowledge@Wharton interview with Jesse Eisinger on his new book, The Chickenshit Club. Some highlights: Jesse Eisinger: The Justice Department has lost the will and ability to prosecute top corporate executives. They focus on settlements with corporations for money, and I think this undermines justice in America. Knowledge@Wharton: They lost the will. That’s

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