Entries by Harold

Lean Market Development: How to turn an educated guess into a scalable business model

In my previous article, our fictional startup founder Keith continued his quest to discover a solution that will increase our national high school graduation rate from just over 80% in 2014 to 90%+ by the year 2020. He narrowed the team’s focus to four key elements of the problem and with the assistance of his cognitive […]

Cognitive Computing Systems: Want to build a great MVP? You need the right partner

For the first time in U.S. history the nation’s high school graduation rate rose above 80 percent, according to the 2014 Building a GradNation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic (a report released April 28 by Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center, America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education.) This is […]

Should you build your tech startup in Hong Kong?

For any tech entrepreneur looking to start or grow a future “unicorn” (a tech company valued >1B) internationally, the most obvious place to consider is mainland China. China’s e-commerce market is forecast to be larger than those of the U.S., United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and France combined by 2020 (KPMG). Although there are clear advantages […]