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Any Big Problem is a Big Opportunity

Posted by Admin Admin on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : New Ventures 
Vinod Khosla states that any big problem is a big opportunity. If there is no problem, there is no solution, and no reason for a company to exist. No one will pay you to solve a a problem that doesn't exist, he explains.

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Invest Southwest / Importance of Advisory Boards

Posted by Admin Admin on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : New Ventures 
I was pleased to participate in a panel at the annual Invest Southwest conference last week in Scottsdale.   The conference was outstanding and included some outstanding companies that are seeking capital.  

Although the Arizona Republic covered the conference, it did not capture the enthusiasm or economic potential of the companies that presented.   See -

There are many o...
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Facebook - Accidental Billionaires

Posted by Admin Admin on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : New Ventures 
It is strange to watch Social Network, the movie of Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.  The movie was entertaining if not also filled with some mistaken narratives.  

One element that stands to be corrected is Mark Zuckerberg's opposition to advertising on the Facebook network.   I don't recall such hesitation, in fact our company at the time Y2M - Youth Media and Marketing Network - executed an exclusive sales organization representation agreement with Facebook.   I recently found the o...
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GradGuard - Some thing for Every Student at Every College

Posted by Admin Admin on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, In : New Ventures 
You may already be aware, but one of our companies is NGI Group which has created GradGuard.   The news release below highlights a new product that is of interest to every full-time student attending every college in the nation.  Read on for why all parents should consider insuring the cost of education.

Tuition insurance is now available to any student enrolled in an accredited higher education institution through the first-ever national group policy made available by GradGuard™, a service ...
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About Me

John Fees John Fees is an entrepreneur, strategic marketing executive and business leader in the fields of affinity, collegiate and partnership marketing. During the course of his career, John has founded and led successful companies specializing in strategic marketing and media, affinity, partnership marketing and financial services. Currently, he serves as the co-founder & managing director of NGI Group. NGI Group is a large shareholder in portfolio companies including GradGuard, MassDrive & MyLifeProtected.