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Electronic Objects and the future of the web

Sometimes the device is dumb glass, driven by the cloud. And sometime the cloud is dumb storage, driven by the device. — Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) May 27, 2014 I’ve been having the ‘dumb glass or smart device’ conversation with a

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This Week – 01.13.13

– CES was this past week and everyone already wrote about it, streamed it and talked about it. I liked Tomasz Tunguz’s summary – it’s short but insightful. Read it if you’re looking for a quick recap of what happened

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Managing Startups: Objective-Key-Results (OKRs)

Having spent the past year working with and incredible team on a product I love, I thought I’d share a management tool that we adopted from Google called Objective-Key-Results (OKRs).  OKRs are a quarterly panning tool that help you and

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Want To Work in Startups? Go Work For The Man First

I had an economics professor who used to talk about the value of unique skills as a competitive advantage. He would use Kobe Bryant as a metaphor, saying “The Lakers pay Kobe Bryant because there are very, very few people who

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Being Fair With Equity

I met with a friend last night who is considering a role in a pre-Seed stage startup that she was excited about.  She had a lot of great questions about how she should structure a negotiation for coming on board.

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Analytics Won’t Get You To Product Market Fit

In the new world of big data, everyone in the startup community seems obsessed with collecting data and making data-driven decisions. For the most part, this is a healthy obsession. New analytics platforms like KISS, Mixpanel and Localytics are providing

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Get An MBA, But Not Until You’re Useful

As an MBA working in early stage tech, I’m ambivalent about the current conversation in the community about the value of these degrees. On one hand, I’ve met enough MBA founding teams to understand where the vitriol comes from, but

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