The most important trait of a leader. Leadership begins and ends with trust. To be effective, leaders must first earn the trust of their people.

The Most Important Trait of a Leader

I believe that leadership begins and ends with trust. For leaders, in all walks of life, to be effective they must first earn the trust of their people.   Without trust, a leader cannot inspire, motivate, recruit talent, or invoke commitment to her cause. Therefore, the most she can expect to get from her subordinates […]

Can VCs help make the world a better place. VCs should have social responsibility; a greater purpose than just make money for their investors and themselves

Can VCs Help Make the World a Better Place?

The winner of the recent TechCrunch Disrupt start-ups contest, was a company that is developing yet another virtual reality/social game. This game takes place in a virtual Facebook bar, where your avatar can meet and “socialize” with other people’s avatars.   Granted, this may be just the thing for those who otherwise have no lives. Perhaps […]

The accidental entrepreneur. How I got into entrepreneurship as a direct result of the premature birth of our youngest daughter.

The Accidental Entrepreneur

I consider myself an “accidental entrepreneur”. I’m not the typical Silicon Valley entrepreneur.  And I’m far from the common stereotype of the “technology entrepreneurs”. Most of my professional career has been in the semiconductor industry. A career covering a broad range of experience. From engineering and product development to driving the business growth of a company […]