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2016-02: Angel to Exit
2016-03: Back of the envelope
2016-04: The scales of time
2016-05: Camero felony stop
2016-06: The Buzz-i-ness
2016-07: Fiercely Independent
2016-08: Defense
2016-09: "Yes!"
2016-10: "No!"
2016-11: But I am right!
2016-12: Reading and writing carefully
2017-01: Focus
2017-02: Exaggeration vs approximation
2017-03: The domino effect
2017-04: Impatience
2017-05: Paperwork
2017-06: Advisory Boards - Fair Compensation?
2017-07: Equitable distribution
2017-08: Holding Companies
2017-09: Fail Fast - Please!
2017-10: The cost of capital
2017-11: The pace of progress
2017-12: The meeting ... a.k.a. the ambush
2018-01: Autopsies from 2017
2018-02: Over-reacting
2018-03: Matching funds and burning out the risk in a round
2018-04: Sell your way out of it
2018-05: What I Learned From Building and Exiting 2 Companies - by Snehal Patel with permission
2018-06: Why didn't you come to me sooner?
2018-07: Every entity is not a Delaware C Corporation
2018-08: Exits
2018-09: Increase Customer Engagement
2018-10: The Definition of a Startup
2018-11: Boot Camp
2018-12: Who's the hero?

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