Jake Chapman

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  • Driving the new American century Crunch Network

    Driving the new American century

    The World Economic Forum, the Detroit Auto Show and CES all occurred recently, and each has driven a great deal of discussion around self-driving cars. The expectation is that within a decade we will begin to see autonomous vehicles on the streets and a correlated reduction in accidents, traffic congestion and demand for parking. Read More

  • Specialization, Polymaths And The Pareto Principle In A Convergence Economy Crunch Network

    Specialization, Polymaths And The Pareto Principle In A Convergence Economy

    Economists tell us that the history of human labor is one of continually increasing specialization. As we progressed along the economic continuum from hunter-gatherer through agrarian and industrial and now into post-industrial economies, the labor force has become more fragmented, with workers having more and more specialized skill sets. Read More

  • Ignoring Junior VCs Is A Mistake Crunch Network

    Ignoring Junior VCs Is A Mistake

    Many first-time founders underestimate the value of junior VCs, which can be a costly mistake. Investors look for hungry founders because they have the grit to fight through sleepless nights, setbacks and roadblocks. Similarly, founders should be looking for hungry venture capitalists; they will find none hungrier than the junior VC on the team. Read More