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Junk bonds, dot.com, real estate all went through a spectacular rise and then a dramatic crash. I survived the dot.com & telecom bubble and crash of the late 90’s. It got me to thinking, “if we … [Read more...] about 013: How do you spot a market bubble?
Picture this: Kevin was beyond panic. October was approaching and the CEO/owner of a small tech company in Southern California had just watched his fifth newly hired Sales Rep walk out the door. The … [Read more...] about Have you met a Unicorn Hunter?
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