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From 1981 to 1992, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) where he served as President and Board member. He helped lead Mentor to over $400 million in sales and $1 billion in market capitalization. The company remains the fastest growing public software company to $200 million (in constant dollars) in US history.

His service as a board member covers the range from communications, digital media, energy, enterprise software, and network security to biotechnology.

He is the author of The Success Matrix – Winning in Business and in Life (Logos Press, 2014), and The Vision Trap (Harvard Business Review, March 1992), which continues to be widely used in business schools and corporate training sessions. He also authored a chapter in Venture Capital Best Practices, Aspatore Books, 2005 and a chapter in Great Patents, Logos Books, 2011. More about Gerry’s latest book at www.thesuccessmatrix.com.

In 2011, Gerry was awarded the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, he was selected by Oregon’s Governor to be a founding member of the Oregon Growth Board, where he serves as co-chair. More about Gerry at www.langeler.com as well as on his Linked-In profile: www.linkedin.com/in/gerrylangeler/

He holds an AB in Chemistry from Cornell University and a MBA from Harvard University.



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Acknowledgements



This book is a compilation of the most relevant articles I wrote over thirteen years, initially for the OVP Venture Partners newsletter and later for various blogs. Resurrecting all that source material from both electronic and printed media, putting it in some sort of logical sequence, and then serving as editor-in-chief of the text has been masterfully done by my long-time assistant and friend, Linda Hoban. There would be no book without her fine efforts.

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