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  • In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of December 31, 2017

    • 1.5.2018

    Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

    First Positioning is as Important to Your Startup as First Impressions are to Your Career
    Pivots are common and dexterity is a must, but first positioning for your startup is important for your company’s future success. Entrepreneur discusses how clear vision and mission will help your startup grow even amidst change.  

    6 Guidelines on How and When to Use Non-Disclosures
    Don’t tell anyone, but there is a correct time and place to use NDA’s. Investors usually won’t sign them when doing diligence on your company, but in most other business contexts (read: partnerships and potential customers) an NDA might make sense. AlleyWatch provides some helpful guidelines.

    TechCo’s 2018 Predictions for the Future of Tech
    As one year comes to a close, the start of another gives rise to a season of predictions. Read here for the bold bets that TechCo places on the trends that takeover tech this year. Some are predictable, others not so much. 

    The Case for Plain-Language Contracts
    Contrary to popular belief, even lawyers get tired of legal jargon. Maybe the first step towards “smart contracts” is good, clear writing? The Harvard Business Review discusses a subject near and dear to many contract lawyers’ hearts—plain-language contracts.

    What is Going to Happen in 2018
    One more prediction story, while we're still in the season. VC Fred Wilson shares some thoughts on what he expects for 2018. His pithy predictions touch on everything from the crypto world to North Korea.

    Links compiled by Bill Warren.