Category: Entrepreneurship

Solving for the optimal skill-set

The skills employers and the market value change over time. What was an important skill ten years ago may or may not be useful today. Or, rather, it’s the price required for entry. Narrowly defined roles are no longer the norm. It’s common for companies to run as numerous small teams rather than a single

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Facebook and Twitter are marketplaces and you’re the product

Facebook and Twitter are built around the truth that attention is limited and so therefore it can be sold, bought, and traded. When someone opens the Facebook or Twitter app they’re saying that this is the best possible way they can be spending their time right now. This strengthens their product. But there’s an opportunity

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Dharmesh Shah’s Talk at the Business of Software Conference 2008

The other day I came across a talk given by Dharmesh Shah at the Business of Software 2008 conference entitled Insights From in and Around MIT. In the talk, Dharmesh touches on just about every aspect and cycle that a young software startup will go through, all from personal, tangible experience; Idea inception, sales and

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Mark Cubin, Bullish on America

Mark Cubin has a wonderful post explaining his decision to vote for Barack Obama, the President-elect – Proud To Be An American. What Obama brings: “Its simple. Having an elected black President will do more to energize this country than any economic or social policy ever could. In a single day of voting, our amazing

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