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No Exit Strategy

Posted On July 5, 2017By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

No Exit: Why Exit Strategies Are Bad For Startups

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Entrepreneurial Advisor; photo by Valentin Antonini on Unsplash… Too many entrepreneurs treat their startups like Hollywood relationships: the affair begins with a lot of passion, it’s great for gossip and headlines, and it might even lead to deals, but as soon as things get a little rocky — or something better comes along — the entrepreneur is outta there. These zero-commitment capitalists proudly call themselves “serial entrepreneurs,” which, in relationship terms, would make them philanderers. But hey, whatever consenting adults wantRead More
The Tin Man
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango & Social Entrepreneurship Instructor; photo by Alejandro Linares Garcia via Wikimedia Commons… Some people just don’t get it. I’m not talking about the willfully ignorant knuckle-draggers on the Texas State Board of Education. (They’re so beyond not getting it, they’ve gone full primordial.) I’m talking about the highly educated, wealth exuding finance execs who impersonated the Tin Man at a recent conference I attended… The four of them — a VC, a banker, an angel investor, and an asset-based lender — explainedRead More

Posted On October 9, 2009By Freddy Tran NagerIn Marketing

Don’t Attempt This At Home: Your Own P.R.

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder & Fusion Director, Atomic Tango LLC Handling your own public relations is like serving as your own lawyer in court. Possible? Yes. Advisable? Not so much. I write this in response to the NY Times article “Which P.R. Firm Do You Use?” by entrepreneur Jennifer Walzer. Walzer describes her success in handling the public relations for her startup tech company. Her achievements certainly deserve kudos (whatever a kudo is), and she does provide some smart tips on scoring media coverage. The problem? The same asRead More