Paul Graham leads the day with hist post about writing like you talk. Paul doesn’t write too frequently, but when he does, you should probably listen. Gil Zilberfeld talks about how you can’t build an MVP if you are expecting it to make money. It is an interesting perspective on a hot current trend. On… Read More Geek Reading October 27, 2015
Today we start with some interesting startup articles. First, on Bothsides of the Table, Mark Suster talks about the VC outlook for 2016. It is interesting to see what a highly respected VC is thinking about his industry for the next year. At VentureBeat, there is an excellent post about whether you should take a… Read More Geek Reading October 20, 2015
We have seen that YCombinator officially moved to Silicon Valley, and TechStars opened an office in Boston. Both areas are technology hubs. Why does this matter? I have heard the arguments about the proximity of excellent universities, but this does not really explain why those two areas are considered so much hotter than others. New… Read More Does Location Really Matter?
There has been a lot of bad news lately with all of the startup layoffs and the “economic crisis”. TechCrunch has gone as far as creating a layoff tracker. Robert Scoble is obviously tired of the bad news and wishes that someone could write some positive coverage of the current situation. I have already stated… Read More Companies Got Funding Last Week?
In Jason Calacanis‘ latest newsletter that is not a blog, he makes what sounds like an outlandish suggestion: 50-80% of the venture-backed startups currently operating will shut down or go on life-support (i.e. 3-4 folks working on them) within the next 18 months. Anyone who has read much on startups and small businesses will realize… Read More Calacanis Makes Not-So-Shocking Statement About Startup Failure!