The Status Update Heard Round the World

In the next few hours, days, and weeks, the financial and media establishment will be abuzz. Something unprecedented is happening — Facebook is going public, the largest IPO in the history of IPOs. Endless discussions are ensuing about pricing, speculations on performance. “But Q1 was slower than expected.” “How will they monetize?” “What about mobile?” […]

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The Anti-Advisory Board

Last week I did a guest post for VentureBeat on building an Anti-Advisory Board. I’ve included my original (unedited) post below. Your anti-advisory board: Leverage for lean startups (and life) Umberto Eco, encyclopedic Italian author, philosopher, and semiotician is known, among other things, for the size of his private libraries. Just one of them is […]

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The Like-ification of 2011

Earlier this week, I wrote a guest post on VentureBeat on the Like-ification of 2011 and start-up opportunities for entrepreneurs that can figure out how to leverage what we “like”. The piece was picked up and re-posted in the New York Times. Ironically, you couldn’t “like” it in either place. Feel free to do so […]

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12 hour contest — Why I have to See “The Social Network” (winner(s) get ticket for Private Screening this Thursday)

‎OK. So I’m having so much fun with this arbitrary contest on Facebook, that I decided to bring it to my blog as well. The clock is ticking on an capricious 12 hour Contest I’ve dubbed, WHY I HAVE TO SEE –The Social Network–". Best responses to that question get free tickets to a private […]

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