I’ve been having this PR discussion with three se […]
I love this bit from Steve Jobs. It’s a clip from Cringely’s interview which I blogged a couple weeks ago. This clip is only 53 seconds so everyone can spare that minute and watch it.
Stitcher said it isn't profitable, and had the acquisition not happened it would need to raise more funding.
I probably do some kind of speaking event at least every other week. This week, I've got three things on the docket. Needless to say, I have a fair amount of startup event experience. What I find a bit frustrating is how easily some people get onto panels and are put up in front of an impressionable crowd of new entrepreneurs as "experts". Show More Summary
GamerGate has laid bare a fundamental fault line for online discourse. A. Words matter. Anyone dismissing tweets threatening violence along the lines of “sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never harm me” is trivializing the power of words. Show More Summary
In an effort to show customers how they could pull trends and insights from the data, Xactly decided to look at women’s pay.
In a recent board meeting, at a particularly challenging part of the conversation, I did a retrospective of the past five years as a lead up to making a point. I prefaced it by saying “I need you to take a leader approach, not a victim approach.” I realized no one knew that I meant by this,... Read more The post Victims and Leaders appeared first on Feld Thoughts.
The startup filed to be a public benefit corporation, a designation that bakes specific operating principles and guidelines into the company’s legal charter.
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Every month we run an open office hours. It’s a great way for us to meet with lots of founders, improve our deal flow and hopefully give a little back to teh community.. Many other VCs do something similar. We’ve just had our October office hours, and we’ve now met with approaching 100 founders through [...]
There’s an interesting post up on Stratechery asking whether we are approaching Peak Google which features the graphic above. The central argument is that in the way IBM fought to protect their PC platform and missed the Windows opportunity and Microsoft fought to protect its Windows franchise and missed the web opportunity Google will fight to [...]
33bn connected devices in the next six years, up from 12bn predicted at the end of this year. That will be four for every person on the planet. As others have said before me, our grandparents could count their electric motors, our parents could count the things they owned with a chip inside, and [...]
I read two startling different commentaries on the health of the UK as a society this morning that made me recall the “best of times, the worst of times” quote from Dickens. First up was a highly optimistic piece in the Financial Times titled Miserablism risks causing Britain serious harm which argues that we should all [...]
This week our portfolio company Etsy introduced Etsy Reader, a dongle for your phone or tablet that allows Etsy sellers to sell on Etsy in real life. The natural reaction to this would be “Etsy knocked off Square” and to some degree that would be correct. But Etsy Reader is not just a card reader. […]
In a recent interview Marc Andreessen said: I’m optimistic arguably to a fault, especially in terms of new ideas. My presumptive tendency, when I’m presented with a new idea, is not to ask, “Is it going to work?” It’s, “Well, what if it does work?” That got me thinking. Andreessen is a smart guy who [...]
I had the opportunity to do an appearance with Steven Johnson on the day his new book, How We Got To Now, hit the market. It was moderated by Manoush Zomorodiof WNYC. Here’s a video of the talk. It was a lot of fun.
I’ve just seen the video below of virtual popstar Hatsune Miku, a virtual popstar from Japan, as a guest on the David Letterman show. If that’s not enough for you check out this video of her performing live in front of thousands of fans in LA (caveat: the quality is poor and you have to [...]
I saw on The Verge that HBO is finally going to make its excellent HBO Go service available “over the top” (sometime in 2015) This is something I’ve wanted for a long time and have written about a bunch here. It isn’t that I don’t have a cable subscription. I have many. It is that I […]
The following quote is up on The Heretic today. It’s a great reminder: Efficient people are well organized and competent. They check things off their to-do list. They complete projects. They get stuff done. Effective people do all that, but they check the right things off their to-do list. They complete the right projects. [...]
I use gmail’s priority inbox to sort my mail into stuff I need to see and stuff I don’t. The reality is that I don’t see anything that does not go into my priority inbox unless I do a search (which I do quite often). Google launched priority inbox four years ago and I have […]