Christian Cotichini has over 20 years of experience personally leading startup and high growth technology companies. He is also a successful angel investor as well as a serial entrepreneur.He founded Absolute Software, a leader in computer security and asset management that went public. After Absolute,...

The abundant and ceaseless supply of scientific information causes overload. Scientists, no matter how intelligent and hardworking they are, and with the best computers at their disposal, are pushed past the point where they can effectively assess all the available data in a reasonable timescale....

The smartest businesses know that they don’t have the power anymore. The people do. The conversation has shifted from focused, monolithic companies telling the consumer what they need to widespread, decentralized networks built by consumers themselves. Today’s top tech businesses gain their strength not from...

The smartest businesses know that they don’t have the power anymore. The people do. The conversation has shifted from focused, monolithic companies telling the consumer what they need to widespread, decentralized networks built by consumers themselves. Today’s top tech businesses gain their strength not from...

Increasingly visible crowdsourcing platforms like Threadless scale quickly by harnessing the innovation power of crowds and capitalizing on networking effects. However, failure cases such as Quirky, show that sustaining ventures built upon crowdsourcing is a daunting task. Comparing Threadless’s success and Quirky’s failure provides valuable...