In Polovets' analysis, investors apply a a 'risk multiplier' between 0.0 and 1.0 in order to reach a valuation. The more risk there is in a category, the lower the multiplier and the lower the expected value of a company.Risks cannot be avoided, but they can be managed. If they can be defined, they can be limited. For any founder or CEO looking to attract investment, it's worthwhile conducting a detailed analysis of the probability and potential impact for each risk category.
There have been a few moments in my life when Iâ€™ve experienced whatâ€™s known as â€˜cognitive dissonanceâ€™. This is a psychological state one enters when confronted by facts that challenge fundamental beliefs. Itâ€™s an â€˜earth is round, not flatâ€™ type moment that is very disorienting. It last happened to me when I was updating the C-suite about the progress of a new product that was still in beta and therefore â€˜pre-revenueâ€™, meaning it wasnâ€™t yet making money.
What comes to mind when you think of a typical day as a Product Manager? Hours spent with engineers and designers, passionately debating interaction paradigms? Prioritising backlog items for your roadmap using Kano? End of sprint demos where you review the latest build and proudly greenlight for release? Stories about Product Management are dominated by Bay Area startups or engineering giants like Google or Facebook.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".