Spotify’s IPO(ish)

 By Danielle O'Rourke - March 3, 2018 No opening ramble today. Straight to the newsletter: Topic of the Week: Spotify's IPO(ish) Spotify formally announced its plans to go public.  You can find the From F-1 here. While $4B of revenue, 40% revenue growth and 40% market share are all compelling data points, the focal [...]

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The Overlooked Switching Cost

 By Danielle O'Rourke - February 23, 2018 Many action movies have a high-stakes bomb scene.  It usually goes something like this: In 45 seconds, a bomb will destroy the world unless the hero can diffuse it.  The hero cuts the last wire, there is a 5-second dramatic pause, and then the timer stops with [...]

By | 2018-02-23T07:09:19+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Newsletter|0 Comments

Convertible Notes: A Fight for Another Day

 By Danielle O'Rourke - February 9, 2018 I have a quick request before I get to today's topic: I've been trying to identify the best way I can personally help create a more diverse business ecosystem. I believe I can be much more effective at helping the next generation of financial talent or entrepreneurs [...]

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Competition and Problem Solving

 By Danielle O'Rourke - January 12, 2018 We may get 1-2 inches of snow today, which means the city of Nashville is practically shut down.  As a life-long Midwesterner, I still find the South’s reaction to snow hilarious.  Nevertheless, I will not be leaving the house today. Stay safe and warm. Topic of the [...]

By | 2018-01-12T13:01:28+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Newsletter|0 Comments

Budget Blunders

 By Danielle O'Rourke - December 22, 2017 I received a record number of warm holiday messages the last few weeks, which inspired me to send out my own uplifting, seasonally appropriate, religiously ambiguous, gender neutral, culturally sensitive greeting. (There should be a picture below. If it's not, enable photos in your email) I hope [...]

By | 2017-12-22T08:08:46+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Newsletter|0 Comments

Death of Net Neutrality & Internet

 By Danielle O'Rourke - December 8, 2017 Italy was a wonderful and much needed, although short, vacation.  I'm back in the office and finally caught up, just in time for the corporate world to shut down for the holidays. To the Newsletter: Topic of the Week: Death of Net Neutrality & The Internet Next [...]

By | 2017-12-11T14:15:53+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Newsletter|0 Comments