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How Smart CEOs Use Social Tools to Their Advantage

Harvard Business Review

Tools like Oblong Industries’ Mezzanine can bring multiple streams of data onto HD displays where they can be easily organized, manipulated, and archived into files that can be accessed for later use.

Entrepreneurs Need a Better Way to Cash Out

Harvard Business Review

There are a nascent but growing community of financial backers, both institutional and individual, who have taken the long view: whose investments look more like mezzanine debt, in the stable case, or like common equity, in the growth case. The most successful, visionary entrepreneurs dream not of millions of dollars, but of a world where their products change culture.

Day 3 Davos Snapshot

Harvard Business Review

I'm sitting here in the Partners Lounge on the Mezzanine Level of the Congress Center. (See Michael's earlier notes from Davos here , here , and here. And follow Justin Fox's coverage of the conference.). As usual, seats are in short supply, so I grabbed the first one I could find. It turns out I'm sitting next to three editors of one of the largest news magazines in the world. They are deep in conversation, so I type away for a while. Then they reach a pause and ask what I do.