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Some Startup Writings by me on my blog & on TechCrunch

TweetIf you’re looking for some reading on startups, here’s some of my last guest posts on TechCrunch and some other applicable posts on my own blog: http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/25/what-startup-to-build/ http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/27/will-it-end-very-badly-probably-not/ http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/08/turntable-addiction/ http://www.stevepoland.com/the-little-startup-that-couldnt-a-postmortem-of-myfavorites/ http://www.stevepoland.com/startup-homeruns/ http://www.stevepoland.com/repeat-after-me-i-will-not-do-another-startup-as-a-non-technical-founder-unless/

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Startup Homeruns

TweetI go for homeruns, not singles. I want to knock it out of the park. The problem with that is homeruns are very high risk. The chance of a homerun is significantly lower than simply getting on first base. I don’t want to stop dreaming

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Metrics of me, me, me!

TweetAs I work on MyFavorites, I brainstormed an outline of the metrics that people consciously and subconsciously gauge in Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Foursquare. Feel free to add other services in the comments section. These are essentially how people rank themselves and others for their entire profile and

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MyFavorites — my latest startup

Tweet Well folks, hopefully this is finally “the one”. Over 3 years of ideas and executions on various ideas (that have since been executed themselves — in an electric chair)…. have all come full circle into this. We’re not ready to show you it yet,

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When Does a Company Stop being a Start-Up?

TweetNick questioned this after reading how Buffalo NY has a higher startup than Seattle and I thought it was a great question. He questioned whether Facebook, Craigslist or even Skype are considered start-ups (as they mentioned these companies in that article as being startups). In

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Eminem’s “Recovery” is his best yet

TweetAll, In this album ‘Recovery’ he lets it all out. This verse sums it up: Hit my bottom so hard I bounced twice, This time around it’s different, Them last 2 albums didn’t count, Encore I was on drugs, Relapse I was flushin’ ’em out.

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M&A/IPO = Broken ROI Model for VCs?

TweetLast week I was at the WNY Venture Association seminar on “Angel Investing in Western New York.” Not the sexiest market, in particular not for web technology. But some interesting tidbits came out of it — Ron Schreiber (Softbank Capital; Ingram-Micro co-founder) put some interesting