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Overview of Trademarks

Trademarks. You all know what those are? Okay. Trademarks are SoBe, IBM. Names to describe what you're doing. Alright. Really important. Those trademarks can be worth half your market value. Coca-Cola.

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Limitless Potential In Patents

Real estate. There's only so much land on the water. Right. That's why we invest in it. Patents there isn't. It's really cool ideas. Man, really cool. Think about it. 21st century, it's really where…

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Different Types of Innovation

Technologies you develop in America are not going to be applicable in Africa. Okay. You've got to be listening to your customers. So the bottom line is innovation comes from all sorts of places, there's…

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Importance of Listening, Learning and…

Listen to your customers, alright, make sure you listen to them, you learn from them and you adapt. Remember Darwin, adapt. Listen, learn, adapt. C. K. Prahalad and Stu Hart. Your developing countries, your…

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Changing Customer Viewpoints Is Often…

So what they said in the reading, I forget where in the reading, it's not important, is they said radical is not that the technology is so radical. Now antibodies and something like that... it's how much you…

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Definition of Non-Solicitation

Non-solicitation. You're not going to talk to anybody else about the deal, right. It's the key part of a term sheet, it's really about the only buying in part of it. Everything else is what the deal will be…

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Thoughts on C-Corps

Early on in a company, they are losing money, hand over fist. The first year or two before they reach break even, they're losing money. Venture capitalist don't want losses because they really don't have…

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Thoughts on Goodwill

You know when we rolling out a water purification we looked at companies and we said what company do we want to be associated with who has sort of that good housekeeping, Johnson & Johnson look? Because we're…

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Abraham Lincoln Was One of The…

This one is a mindblower. Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest proponents of the patent system ever. Read that. Please. I'll read it but I'm not reading for you. He called the introduction of patent…

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Thoughts on Non-Exclusive Rights

Do you know what a NERF is? It's a non-exclusive right. It's basically free to corporations. So licenses are not always costly are they? Sometimes you give somebody the right without necessarily extracting…

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Importance of Developing Ideas and…

The public good. Everything should be for the public good and not for the individual. So you know what's required. Similar to universities and what they're doing about their technologies and bringing it out…

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Incremental Improvements

This is a great expression. And I learned it from Howard Morgan, Incremental improvement is far better than postponed perfection. I do not mean perfection to that degree. But if you're going to do improvement,…

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Students Are Often Decision Makers In…

Pyramid of influence. I think it's like this, alright. That's my impression of this whole thing. Small is hospitals, schools. Why schools? Teachers, na... not just teachers, students. Over 30% of the…

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Importance of Maintaining Operations…

Don't take your eye off the ball. How many businesses went through the exercise of trying to sell themselves? They took their eye off the ball, concentrated on the sale, the sale didn't take place and the…

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Flexible Structures Can Handle Growth

So your growth has got to be ready, you've got to have the personnel structure, you've got to have the fulfillment ready for it and you got to have flexibility. Flexibility. Hard structures can't handle…

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Importance of Relying On Individual's…

Don't ever take a firm just by its reputation, take it by the individual who's facing you, looking at you, okay. So you got to deal with the individuals that are facing you, looking at you. 'Cause firms…

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Art of Knowing How Far To Stretch A…

Stretch that rubber band but understand who you're dealing with and make sure you don't break that rubber band, don't ask for so much that they think you're absolutely obnoxious. And then suddenly the deal has…

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Importance of Closing the Deal

In SoBe, we must have had eight different, whether it was 8 or 6, we had term sheets that John Childs kept signing holding on to our business. Our value was going way up. And so finally, you know, yours truly…

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Importance of Having Your Own…

Have your own interpreter. I had a full time interpreter Luke Ken.He used to pick me up at the ... right... make sure, okay. 'cause there'll be subtleties, there'll be all sorts of stuff, you don't want to…

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Importance of Being Sincere And Being…

If you want to win people in, you want to engage them into yourself, the best way to engage somebody in is to be sincere, isn't it? Be yourself alright. Learn, ask sort of dumb questions, and say I'm asking a…

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Importance of Developing Awareness of…

So what else do we learn, then we get on with things. International needs and globalization. We realize also we talked about the watch list last time. We talked about the minefield that US business people…

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Importance of Sharpening Your Saw

Stephen Covey is the man. He changed my life. I read his book in 1992. He changed my life. He taught to me sharpen the saw. To sharpen the saw before I try and cut down a tree. Remember I told my science…

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Importance of Understanding…

You really always have to take into account your industry competition don't you, because you know what lot of this is very, very Machiavellian. It's pro bono, it's well wishing, but it's also Machiavellian. …

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Product Pricing Strategy

I want to create margin, why? I want to create a price point that's higher. I want to tell the consumer you're getting a lot more for your money. So often a finished product, okay, is a lot different than a…

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