Would you have invested in this guy’s startup (called “The Facebook”) based on his pitch?
This is the beauty of the startups’ ecosystem. No matter how many analysis and parameters you will put in the evaluation’s process, you’ll never know for sure if a startup will fail or will succeed. And whether you like it or not,there is a big component of “visceral intuition” that needs to be used to make your final decision.
When we have a founder in front of us, we should always answer the journalist’s question at the beginning of this interview: Is this perhaps the next big thing? And then, based on our gut’s instinct, be fast and act accordingly.
Full text here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/would-you-have-invested-guys-startup-called-facebook-based-adrian?trk=hp-feed-article-title-share
Thank you to the Total and Impulse partners teams! Lili was selected on a global competition to enter the Total start-up incubator. Total (#4 oil and gas global company) manages large billion dollars infrastructure projects. Lili was recognized by 200 Total decision makers (in Europe and NA) for its innovation and possible benefits to the business!
We all know that machine learning will change drastically our lives. Where to start and how is a great challenge to be solved.
Eric Schmidt, ex-CEO of Google said the adoption of machine learning will allow companies to mine crowd sourced data, which already provides a mass of information not previously available to companies, and improve on it.
Full article available here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3047657/eric-schmidt-sees-a-huge-future-for-machine-learning.html
MARCH 27, 2016
An article about the future of AI confirming the need of Lili!
“Just teaching companies how to use A.I. will be a big business.” (Diane B. Greene, the head of Google Compute Engine)
“In the ’80s, it was spreadsheets,” said Andreas Bechtolsheim, a noted computer design expert who was Google’s first investor. “Now it’s what you can do with machine learning.”
“We may build an A.I. system to figure out all the ways businesses can use this,” she joked. “The relationship between big companies and deep machine intelligence is just starting.” (Diane B. Greene, the head of Google Compute Engine)
Full article available here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/28/technology/silicon-valley-looks-to-artificial-intelligence-for-the-next-big-thing.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0
A very detailed handbook about Program and Project Management.
Given ships or sails adapted to the breezes of heaven, there will be those who will not shrink from even that vast expanse. – Johannes Kepler Letter to Galileo, 1610
The goal of the NPR requirements is to ensure programs and projects are developed and successfully executed in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible. This handbook provides context, rationale, and explanation to facilitate the application of requirements so that they make sense and to pass on some of the hard-won best practices and lessons learned.
Organizations waste US$122 million for every US$1 billion invested due to poor project performance — a 12 percent increase over last year.
That’s the finding of the 2016 Pulse of the Profession®, which reveals an imperative to strengthen the conversation around the benefits of project management.
Since 2006, our annual global survey of project, program and portfolio managers has charted the major trends in project management. This year’s findings reinforce the critical need for strong project management in producing better business outcomes. Yet compared to 2015, more projects are failing, resulting in significant monetary loss.
With shrinking project outcomes, shifting global trends, and an uncertain economy, organizations must shift their thinking and embrace project management as a strategic competency that can reduce risk, cut costs and improve success rates. This year’s Pulse report addresses how to tackle this ongoing challenge.