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These posts were imported from my old blog, VC2BD.com

Parallel Processing

One of the biggest start-up lessons I’ve had to date is the power of dedicated teams, and a parallel-process approach to product development.  Some might refer to this as the “portfolio approach,” but its really more of a component of … Continue reading

16. November 2012 by Jonathan Drillings
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Enableship – Leadership through the Enablement of Others

A few weeks ago I was having dinner with my fiancée, and we started talking about some of the leaders of her company.  She works for a large Fortune 500, and so there are many leaders, at many different levels. … Continue reading

13. September 2012 by Jonathan Drillings
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Yuanqing’s Shrewd Investment

A couple of weeks ago, Levovo CEO Yang Yuanqing made a somewhat unique move and divided his $3M bonus into 10,000 smaller bonuses and distributed it among the lower-level employees of the computer manufacturing giant.  The distribution was obviously quite … Continue reading

02. August 2012 by Jonathan Drillings
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Collaboration Domination (part 2)

Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Fast This post is continued from part 1 The second collaboration-based driver of our increased output is that everyone is “on the same page.” By that, I mean that with all team-members involved in … Continue reading

26. July 2012 by Jonathan Drillings
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Collaboration Domination (part 1)

Coming from a background in Investment Banking and Venture Capital, teamwork has always been a critical component of my workflow. Of course, in the finance world, teamwork rarely involves working in cross-functional teams (in bigger banks that sometimes occurs, but … Continue reading

19. July 2012 by Jonathan Drillings
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Time is too Valuable to be Short

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for some time now, although the focus and content has shifted as I’ve thought more about the topic.  My original intent was to write about the importance of saying “thank you” … Continue reading

22. September 2011 by Jonathan Drillings
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VC2BD2PM

As those who closely follow this blog already know, it’s been quite some time since my last post.  Unfortunately it was over 3 months ago that I last hit the “publish button,” although for me the time has flown by.  … Continue reading

30. June 2011 by Jonathan Drillings
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Startup Lessons from an Unusual Source

As some of you know, I’ve spent the past few months, and will be spending the next few months, studying for the Level III CFA exam.  While it may seem counter-intuitive that someone writing a blog called vc2bd.com will also … Continue reading

23. March 2011 by Jonathan Drillings
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Wearing Many Hats

Having come from a finance background, I had always worked with individuals of similar background to myself.  I don’t mean background in the sense of traditional demographics, as my last office had team members from around the world, but more … Continue reading

24. February 2011 by Jonathan Drillings
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Time Management

I always knew that start-ups were busy, and that start-up employees had a lot on their plate.  However, coming in from a venture capital fund (where 12 hour days were average), and before that investment banking (where the guy that … Continue reading

15. February 2011 by Jonathan Drillings
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