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  • Managing a Publicly Funded R&D Project

    In my previous articles I talked about why and how to get funded. Next, you need to manage the project to get a commercializable result. The project won't be a success if the technology goes nowhere.

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Top Down vs. Bottom Up Forecasting (Bootstrapping a Game Studio)

    Bottom up means you start with your situation and capabilities -- pretty small numbers, I bet -- and work upwards to hopefully a decent number. You might look at all the options you have to drive views...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • What exactly is a product manager?

    I’ve always defined product management as the intersection between business, technology and user experience. A good product manager must be experienced in at least one, passionate about all three, and conversant with practitioners in all.

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Indie Legals 1.02: Intellectual property rights

    Indie Legals 1.01 dealt with setting up a company. This next post deals with the intellectual property rights that a games business may have. The value of a games business predominantly resides in the intellectual property which...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Indie Legals 1.01: Starting an indie game company

    A 2009 Nesta report suggested that the creative industries were capable of growing at twice the rate of the economy as a whole. The closure of Blackrock and Bizarre has seen yet more developers join the already...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Review of Gamesbrief Unplugged Vol. 2

    It's safe to say that you can't operate very well in the games industry (successfully, at least) without having something of an acute sense of business about you. Finding the link between a good business strategy and...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • 50 Questions – What are the different types of instruments VCs use to invest?

    You won’t be surprised to hear that VCs don’t use banjos, guitars or any other musical instrument to invest, rather we use ‘investment instruments’. Investopedia defines an investment instrument (aka a financing instrument) as “A real...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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