Pivot Opportunities: An Interview with Futurist Mark Cofano

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 18, 2020

This is a partial transcription of the video. Hi, this is Robert Steven Kramarz, Executive Director and co-founder of Intelliversity. And welcome to the Vision Master Podcast where I interview individuals who are vision masters or who serve vision masters. This morning, we have Mark Cofano, who’s the founder and chairman of Overture and The […]

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Get Unstuck – Tips for a PPP Loan Now and More

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 4, 2020

Like usual, the Intelliversity blog gives you a practical tip or two for success as a Vision Master (a success-hack) and some general principles for vision masters, mostly around funding.  It’s all about being unconventional as a founder, because “If you behave like everyone else, you’ll get the same results as everyone else.” You may […]

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How Will Angel Investors React to COVID-19 and Possible Recession

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 17, 2020

What you don’t know can hurt, so read on. These women may be showing us what not to touch to prevent COVID-19, but what they’re mostly showing us the meme “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.”  Lately, this meme has come to mean deliberately ignoring the truth which makes one partly responsible […]

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Vision Master Video Podcast Episode 1 – Betting on the Jockey

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 2, 2020

  Betting on the Jockey Hello vision masters. This is Rob Kramarz, Robert Steven Kramarz of Intelliversity. I’m going to give you a recap of a presentation I gave in front of an innovative business a couple of weeks ago. And it’s called Betting on the Jockey, The Fast Track To Funding. Anybody who was […]

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Vision Masters Wanted

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 13, 2019

Not every innovator should make an appointment to connect with me.  There’s just not enough time in the day.  We’re interested in speaking with innovators who are: Looking to raise capital (not grants), and Vision masters, not visionaries The difference you ask? A visionary sees the future. A “vision master” makes the future. Yes, I’d […]

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Seven Critical Lessons Innovators Can Learn from Jony Ive Leaving Apple

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 2, 2019

This is going to be controversial. This is going to be good. Read on… As the old story goes, a pessimist walks into a room with a pile of dung and says “There’s nothing here but a pile of horse sh*t.” An optimist walks into a room finding just a pile of horse sh*t and declares  […]

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Raising Capital the Navy Seal’s Way – The One Key That Opens the Door to Funding

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 21, 2019

Raising capital the Navy Seal’s way inspired by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Let’s meet these guys. JOCKO WILLINK is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, and co-founder of Echelon Front. LEIF […]

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Where’s the Beef? – 4 Ways to Succeed When it Looks Like You Shouldn’t

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 7, 2019

I love a good mystery. I’m the guy who usually figures out the plot to the movie halfway through. Honestly, it’s fun but also a little disappointing to solve the plot too early in the film. That’s why I love a plot that stumps me right up to the end. Today I’d like us to have […]

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5 Core Principles of Agile Company Growth and Funding – Life Hacks for Vision Masters #5

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 30, 2019

The other day I was observing a group of ants efficiently pursuing their objectives on a foraging mission in my new garden. When a barrier emerged, such as a small pool of water, they’d explore its edges, quickly huddle, seek a path around the water, communicate to the foraging troops, then move on toward the […]

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Five Winning Ideas From Vision Master and Soon-to-be-Billionaire Melanie Perkins

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 17, 2019

A Research Report for Vision Masters from Intelliversity We’ve all heard the old saying “never judge a book by its’ cover.” But we do just that a lot of the time, don’t we? Often, we judge ourselves most harshly. We judge ourselves for not being perfect, not living up to our own or others’ expectations. […]

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