Posted: December 29, 2011 Filed under: Links | Tags: Antone Johnson, Brad Feld, Gary Vaynerchuk, links
It’s been a slow couple weeks for the internet in general with a lot of people on vacation or otherwise celebrating the holidays: less twitter activity, fewer blog posts, limited news, etc. Admittedly, I’ve been no exception. Nevertheless, there has been some good content to find between all those end of year lists and I just wanted to share some of my recent favorites.
1. Brad Feld announced that SayAhh had shut down, marking a tough end to 2011 for this fictitious company. I included this less for this specific post than for the fantastic Finance Fridays series as a whole which follows SayAhh’s journey and helps entrepreneurs understand their key financial statements and improve their financial literacy.
2. Gary Vaynerchuk, in typical Gary V fashion telling us that there is no such thing as social media.
3. Startup lawyer Antone Johnson has been compiling a great resource for startups using Quora’s new boards feature. Definitely one worth following.
4. Brad Feld again, this time on how technology is enhancing his relationships with friends. Bonus: some similar sentiment to my last post.
5. FAKEGRIMLOCK KICKSTARTER WIN SIGN OF TECH BUBBLE? NO BUBBLE. BUBBLES FOR GUM. GUM STICKY. PRODUCT TO AVOID BUBBLE MUST BE STICKY. FAKEGRIMLOCK NOW MAKE STICKERS. FAKEGRIMLOCK WIN.
6. Obviously there were a ton of other great things I left out so I wouldn’t normally do this, but Mark Suster’s blog post on the power of deflationary economics for startups was kind of the post that made me initially think of writing this entry in the first place, so it’s ridiculous that I initially forgot to include it. While I’m at it, Mark has another typically fantastic and related post from a couple days ago on whether startups should focus on profitability. No more updates, promise. Now go back to enjoying your holidays!
Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season and have a happy new year!
Posted: December 8, 2011 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: blogs, Brad Feld, Foundry Group, Jason Mendelson, jobs!, kanye, TechStars
A few reasons…
1. The simple reason that blogging isn’t my job. It can be a job obviously, but that’s not what I’m looking for. I blog because I want to share thoughts and because I appreciate all the more experienced and brilliant people who do the same. Also, I obviously started a little blog just to get some traffic.
2. I read, learn, keep up to date and generally follow what’s going on in the tech world because I like it. I don’t read all these blogs (see blogroll at right for a sampling), go through my twitter feed, sometimes even read actual books (shout-out to Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson’s Venture Deals which I really enjoyed recently), watch livestreams of conference’s like TechCrunch Disrupt, 500 Startups’ Warm Gun and more, because anyone pays me to. Unless someone wants to…
3. Finding a job in the startup world wouldn’t really seem like a typical job. It’s a passion, a lifestyle and a chance to work with like-minded people to create something amazing from scratch. A “job” too often is something people look at as a necessary evil. A way to make money and something they tolerate, but not something they truly enjoy. I’ve done that and don’t intend to go back. This is about finding a great job that’s challenging, inspiring, educational and hopefully a great success!