Tag - David Powsner

Chef’s Table

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Restaurants fail. Often. Ever wondered why? We did. So we invited Peter Agostinelli, former executive chef at the award-winning Bedford Village Inn, to dinner. Being foodies, ourselves, it was hard keeping the conversation on target, but we persevered. Join the team from Failure – The Podcast as we explore the wonderful […]

Some Guys Have all the Luck

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Some guys have all the luck. Some, not so much. How does our guest, Tony Coufal, fare in that regard? You decide. Tony, a serial entrepreneur from Puerto Rico, has be conned by more investors than most people will meet in a lifetime. Still he’s survived — actually, thrived. Join the […]

An MIT Party!

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Every Spring, the MIT Enterprise Forum celebrates the entrepreneurship community. Startups from around the globe are invited to a 500+ attendee party to pitch their products, speak with potential business partners and customers. More importantly, they come to relax and celebrate. Join the team from Failure – The Podcast in an […]

This Guy has Worked with Them All

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Polaroid. Deloitte. Xerox. BigEd.com. All failures. (Well, maybe not Deloitte or Xerox, but still …) And our guest had worked with them all. Coincidence? Nah…..
Join us in a discussion with management consultant extraordinaire John Stempeck, of Avalon Associates, for a raucous tour of some of the iconic businesses of the late […]

Virtual Reality is a Failure … ? Probably Not.

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Virtual reality, … augmented reality, … mixed reality, … oh my! Is this just more hype from the tech industry, or is there really something to this? Grand View Research says that the market for virtual reality and alternative reality (VR/AR) was just under $1B in 2016 and predicts that it […]

To MBA or not to MBA. That is the Question.

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
What’s the value of an MBA when it comes to starting a business? And, how about a Harvard (a/k/a “Havahd”) MBA? Is that icing on the entrepreneurship cake — or, just some more B.S.? Join the team from Failure – The Podcast and judge for yourself, as we engage a Harvard […]

The Pros from Dover

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Jack of all spades. Master of none. Sometimes an enterprise — whether a startup or a multinational — can’t or shouldn’t try to do everything. Product design for example.
If a company’s forte is … say … farm equipment, it ought think twice before getting into the […]

And Now … A Word from an Entrepreneur

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
A prior guest of the podcast likened markets to conversations. The entrepreneur introduces a product. The buying community accepts or rejects it. The entrepreneur tweaks and reintroduces the product. With luck, the buying community accepts it with more gusto. This back and forth, a conversation of sorts, continues until the entrepreneur […]

A Bit of Blockchain

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
A lot has been written about blockchain. Much of it only adds to the confusion around this topic that is feeding the latest tech bubble. Join us in a discussion with Seth Berman, an expert on cybersecurity and criminal law, as he works his way through our needless banter and the […]

Practicing What You Preach

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Even the team of “Failure – The Podcast” isn’t immune from failure. Sh_t happens. It certainly happened to us, right in the end of one of our best sessions. We had just finished recording (or so we thought) the story of Encyclopedia Britannica’s historic downfall. Our guest, James Goulka, formerly COO […]