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How to evaluate growth stocks like VCs

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Two and a half factors to assess growth investments. This post will cover the following topics: The importance of being in the right market at the right time How hiring and people management is the...
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Value of Currency, Gold vs. Fiat; The Genuine and Spurious

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Money is a verifiable document commonly admitted as payment for goods and services or repayment of debts. It functions as a standard of exchange, a unit of account, a reserve of value, and seldom...
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Who is buying and selling stocks

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Looking back, 2020 was a year that few will forget. From a market's point of view, it was a year in which “dumb money” (traders who chase trends) was the smart money. Global central...
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Passive vs. Active Income

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The notion of “your money working for you”. It is all about 3rd Party Monopoly. Most of us are familiar with the notion of; smart money. Those who do also may be aware of the...
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Why Investors Should Consider Buy and Hold Real Estate

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The real estate market has certainly been rather odd over the past year or so. Many (including myself admittedly) expected it to dip around the time the pandemic started. But that has not (as...
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Socialists are taking over Wall Street

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It does not happen every day that when reading the Wall Street Journal, I have to double-check that I did not accidentally click on the Onion web page. Or that it was not an...
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Relationship banking – Advice from an ex-banker

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I used to be a bank executive. Ever since then I have always maintained solid relationships with my banks, the ones I use today. Many people seem to underestimate the importance of the relationships...
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Early-stage is not about speed

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I’ve long been wanting to write about speed. I am developing my 4th startup in solo mode, and I cannot go fast :-). Is it an issue? A common perception is that speed is what...
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The whole is more of the sum of its parts. How to grow big...

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A circular data economy creates a corporate advantage for the entire ecosystem. What to consider when acquiring or divesting, no matter the asset (a company, a patent, or training for yourself)? As a result of...
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Plan and Build Your Real Estate Business

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The real estate business has to be one of the top five favorite professions of all time. The reason is simple. It does not need a specific qualification and/or experience. Yet, the returns can...
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Pivoting Your Startup? 4 Ways To Do It Right

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1) Cash In Reserve -- At the early stage, especially seed, chances are you will keep pivoting till finding product-market fit. At Tau Ventures we advise entrepreneurs with four main principles: to start fundraising...
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The Serious Failures of Current Socio-Economic Systems

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I don’t care a particular amount about any current Socio-economic System be it Capitalism, Socialism, Communism or whatever. They all seem somewhat flawed and none take into account all the things that would attract...
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9 Lessons Learned About Stock Trading During Covid-19

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Best practices from a newcomer in the industry Before you skim through, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am an MBA with a 20+ years’ finance career. I worked in top tier...
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Are REITs Overrated?

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In this article, my goal is to provide readers a framework to analyze real estate investment trusts in today’s day and age. Before getting started, I would like to remind the readers that the views...
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Why We Invested In FidoCure aka How Tech Can Help Save Dogs (And Eventually...

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In October FidoCure, also known as One Health Company, announced a $10M series A led by Polaris Ventures and we increased our position given our continued excitement. Tau Ventures, an AI-first seed fund in...
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Act Local

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How climate risk intelligence can enable sustainable action at the local level As discussed in our last post, climate risk intelligence is what makes, through data transformations, frontier climate science and the massive amounts of geospatial data,...
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My ‘Rich’ Journey With A Financial Advisor – Mistakes You Should Avoid

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In my 20s, I never thought of retirement or pension. Unconsciously I trusted the pension system in each country I lived. I always thought as long as I make decent income, I will have...
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What’s Your COVID Rating? Designing Office Spaces for Pandemic Safety

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Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic swept over America and compelled workers to flee their offices for the isolated security of their own homes, commercial real estate leaders have found themselves struggling to answer a...
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It matters when it’s in your backyard

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Climate risk intelligence to inform location-specific physical risk now and in the future. For decades, scientists have warned about the increase of climate-related physical hazards. Since March 2020, when the World Health Organization Report declared...
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Building Sustainable Circular Economy With Blockchain

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Since the industrial revolution began, the world has focused on the production and consumption of products. Little or no attention is paid to where the materials are sourced from, the conditions in which the...
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