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Uber Valuation: The Most Overhyped Company Ever?

Ah, the Uber valuation: the one topic that never seems to die. Despite all the controversies, executive turnover, ethical “issues,” lawsuits, and other drama, everyone comes back to the same question with this company: what is it worth? Back when it was private and raising money at valuations of $51 billion… and then $66 billion… […]
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Private Company Valuation, Part 2: Could You Be in the Meth Business *and* the Empire Business?

If you start a business selling crystal meth from your RV, could it resemble a Fortune 500 company? Last time around, I used Walter and Jesse’s conversation in Breaking Bad about Meth Businesses, Money Businesses, and Empire Businesses to explain private company valuation. Most people incorrectly assume that all “private companies” are valued in the […]
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Private Company Valuation, Part 1: Are You in the Meth Business or the Money Business?

Jesse Pinkman had finally confronted him. Why had Walter White become a kingpin drug dealer? Was it for his family or his ego? Or just for the money? Walter responded with a long explanation before getting to the punch line: “You asked me if I was in the meth business or the money business. Neither. […]
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