Tweet A great entrepreneurial story is that of rapper/producer Kanye West. This is a must listen by every entrepreneur. In the last track off his first album he tells his story — it starts off as a song (about his start, being overlooked) and then
Tweet Paul Graham blew me away yesterday in his live “Office Hours” segment on TechCrunch Disrupt. Every single entrepreneur needs to see this. There could likely be a book of 1,000 questions by Paul to entrepreneurs that would be very valuable to every entrepreneur– here
Tweet I’m unimpressed so far at this year’s startups launching at TechCrunch Disrupt. It’s not just this year though, it’s been all years. It’s not TechCrunch’s fault, it’s mine. I know why I’m unimpressed — I’m sitting here watching the launch announcements and waiting to see the
Tweet As 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
Tweet Does it take 300 startups with some type of product/prototype, to result in 25 angel deals, to result in 3 VC deals? In sales, your organization knows you need 100 companies in the tickler, to get 10 proposals out, to then get 3 sales.
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,
Tweet Nick 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).
Tweet All, 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
Tweet If anyone is looking for some business/application ideas for using Twilio … I have had some SMS & VXML ideas in the past. I think using SMS to send URLs to the user, so they can click and view things in their smartphone, is
Tweet Last 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