Month: February 2011

Well, is it a bubble?

The video above is a great discussion about the current venture technology scene conducted by two of the more respected insiders; Chris Dixon and Fred Wilson.  For the most part Fred, rehashes some of the things he’s said on his blog.  Mainly that the current early-stage investing climate includes valuations…

New College Graduates in an Entrepreneurial Community

I have twice referred to Brad Feld and the work he’s done (and lessons he’s recorded) on building entrepreneurial communities.  Well, a couple of weeks ago he made another relevant post.  This one was about how to incorporate college graduates in to your community.  In my opinion the most relevant…

Some News Around Accelerators

One of the more interesting phenomenon in the startup world right now is accelerators.  The concept, funding extremely early startups and assisting them as they grow, is not a new one at all but the recent growth of them is crazy.  I’m having a hard time deciding whether I think…

Guest Post: Your Online Identity Part 7: The Doomsday Post

I often say that one of my blog post is based on a conversation “with a friend”.  When I do that, as often as not that friend is Bojan Soldan.  I have had the pleasure of working with Bojan on several projects and can think of no one’s opinion who…

Book Review: The Lords of Strategy

I just finished an MBA program, so I expected to know “The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World” (The Subtitle of this book) and I did.  Well, I kind of did.  I was familiar with the experience curve and the value chain and most of the other models…

Your Online Identity – Part 6: The Privacy Aspect

I often say that one of my blog post is based on a conversation “with a friend”.  When I do that, as often as not that friend is Bojan Soldan.  I have had the pleasure of working with Bojan on several projects and can think of no one’s opinion who…

Sunday Sauerkraut: The King of Fermentation Edition

Another random Google search of Sauerkraut has resulted in another little treasure.  The man above is Sandor Katz.  Sandor is a professional expert on Fermentation who has written three books, conducted countless interviews, and even recorded one of his workshops for sale (that’s the cover above).  His website is www.wildfermentation.com…

Saturday Musings: Daniel Pink, SIMON Baron-Cohen and Secret Agent L

Warning: This post is long and related only tangentially to the main themes of this blog; I mainly wrote it to organize my thoughts on some issues I’ve been pondering the last couple weeks.  However, if psychology, social theory, gender differences and self-improvement are interesting to you, you may enjoy…

Taking a Day…

I’m taking the day off of blogging so that I can knock some things out (fortunately Brent Johnson already took care of Rick DiPietro for me) before the day wraps up. Like many Pittsburghers, I don’t want any work hanging over me this weekend.

Guest Post: Your Online Identity – Part 5

I often say that one of my blog post is based on a conversation “with a friend”.  When I do that, as often as not that friend is Bojan Soldan.  I have had the pleasure of working with Bojan on several projects and can think of no one’s opinion who…