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Kirk Coburn: People

Dear Emily Post, what is a CMO?

The Chief Outsider is a big fan of Arrested Development (and their version of Public Relations...

Laughing Happy Fish Heads

I have started to unwind and catch up on the Real Housewives of Silicon Valley (#RHOSV), dive...

My Energy Investment Thesis #4: The Advance of Software and Technology Adoption

Thesis #4: Software Eating the World (Or, The Advance of Software)

(acknowledgment: Marc...

Dear John Letter to SURGE Community

First, for some good news…SURGE was once again ranked as one of the top accelerator programs!...

My Energy Investment Thesis #5: The Great Generational Crew Change

From 2010 to 2019, everyone thought the Great Generational Crew Change would put more...

I am Station Houston

Why does the Station Matter?  John is the Station. I am the Station. SURGE is the Station....

Startups Fail When They Assume Market Fit Based on the Wrong Factors

Instead, make sure you understand what it is that causes startups to fail the most often. Then...

Culture as Important as Cash Flow, Revenue, Customers?

Where is the evidence that Culture truly is as important as a business and marketing strategy as...