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Help Me Help You -Simple Tips on Making Targeted Asks

Given the state of affairs in the world these days, I try to help as many people as I can. I have a lot of friends who are looking for jobs, looking to network for job security, or otherwise need help in connecting with a person or organization. Invariably most of this communication / connection […]

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Why the Enterprise Won’t Solve the Web 2.0 Revenue Problem

I’ve seen a growing number of posts touting the enterprise as the next frontier for web 2.0. Heck, when I was at the Web 2.0 Expo in SF a few weeks back, the vast majority of the companies I saw listed as major sponsors for the event were those whose principal business was enterprise software. […]

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Technology Workaholics – Sad but True

I’ve found another one of those blogosphere discussions that seems to have struck a nerve with folks. Jason Calcanis wrote a post about how to run a startup on the cheap. Lots of others, including Michael Arrington and Duncan Riley have added to the discussion as well. This is one of those “only in Silicon […]

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Should “Great Athletes” Start Internet Companies?

One of my favorite work topics is the whole question about the role of the “best athlete” in small, growing companies. If you want a good summary of the “best athlete” debate, I’d recommend you check out this post on Dick Costolo’s blog – he sums it up well. The basic argument is about the […]

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NYT Article on Anxious Silicon Valley Millionaires

I’m at home visiting my family this weekend and I came across this great article in the NYT about how Silicon Valley millionaires don’t feel rich. I’ve tried to explain this syndrome to my parents and family members before, but it’s hard to do so without coming across as a crazy person. I think this […]

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