2007

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Rethink Web Analytics: Introducing Web Analytics 2.0

Occam's Razor

On Sept 5th I had the distinct pleasure of being invited to present as a part of the Authors@Google series. Wordy? Bland? Specific & direct?

Cracking The Code: SaaS business metrics: why are they different?

Cracking the Code

NetSuite One System.

Exploits of a Mom

SoCal CTO

Great comic from [link]

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"God is in the details." Mies van der Rohe - Startups and angels.

Tim Keane

Whether you like the architecture of Mies van der Rohe or not, this particular comment does make you stop and think. So often when people talk about businesses and startups, there is a great deal of high level talk about

the vc in me.: Generational Disruption in Media

the vc in me

Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs believe the greatest opportunities are those disruptive to the current state of the art/market. This disruption typically happens with a major technological change (e.g. the PC, the internet

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Getting the Gang Back Together

Genuine VC

Venture investors often find comfort when a team of entrepreneurs beginning a startup have previously worked together. If the prior endeavor was a wild success, then the prevailing thinking is that it makes sense to back a team who should know the playbook for victory. All of them realize that a company isn’t built with one individual alone.

How To Bootstrap Your Startup

www.readwriteweb.com

The aim of many entrepreneurs is to take a business idea and convert it into a professional and functioning business on a low budget. This is typically called “bootstrapping&# and it is fraught with potential pitfalls and dangers. What is bootstrapping? So, what does it mean to bootstrap a company? Why bootstrap? How much will this cost?

Sun Microsytems: Most Delusional Company Ever?

Entrepreneurship Blog

Sun has got to be one of the worst run and most delusional companies on the planet. Wow, $2,180 for a quad-core box!!! GREAT! NOT GREAT! Pathetic.

The Three Greatest Survey Questions Ever

Occam's Razor

The VP of a Fortune 100 company recently asked for some advice. They did not have any web analytics tool. Surprised? Want more: Got Surveys?

UF and Alexandria Ink Biotech Labspace Deal

Florida Venture Blog

If you aren't already familiar with Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., Great work!

F2F Still Matters

SoCal CTO

kathy sierra has a great post today: face-to-face trumps twitter, blogs, podcasts, video.

» Web Startup Ideas – The List and The Drought - By Steve Poland.

Steve Poland

Web Startup Ideas – The List and The Drought. By Steve Poland • December 6, 2007.

the vc in me.: How Will Brand Ads Reach the "Long Tail"?

the vc in me

Online advertising is continuing to take off with over $25B in global revenue this year and no signs of slowing down. This has been dominated by performance based ads but brand advertisers have taken notice and are

12 Days of.

Venture Cyclist

And you thought Chanukah only had 8 days! Whimsy

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Facebook is My Space's Best Friend

aweissman.com

What Skills Do You Look For In Founders?

Ask The VC

Q: What are the most important functional skills that you look for in a startup's founders and on a startup team? Sales/Marketing/Operations/Technical/Changes every times? A: (Brad): There are two attributes I want on every founding

The Annual Marker of the Web2.0 Summit

Genuine VC

The first Web2.0 conference which I attended was in 2005, and that one had a very authentic feel to it. And this year's elevation of the moniker to a "Summit" should continue with that trend. Regardless, conferences are for conversations. The important business is about connecting with people, as opposed to the content in the sessions themselves.

Panel: Will the VC Market Decline in 2008

Will Price

I am on an Under the Radar Panel tonight titled: Will VC Market Decline in 08? This is also the time of year for "what will be hot or not" forecasts.

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Am I a Cat Man?

Entrepreneurship Blog

A couple of weeks ago, a friend posed a question: "Andrew, are you a cat man?" While I have always liked cats, my answer was of course no.

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Standard Metrics Revisited: #3: Bounce Rate

Occam's Razor

Bounce Rate to the rescue! Bounce rate is a beautiful way to measure the quality of traffic coming to your website. So what is this mysterious metric?

Anatomy of a Holiday Contest Campaign: Overstock.com

Florida Venture Blog

Overstock just kicked off a Holiday contest called the " All I want for Christmas Giveaway ". After this contest walk-through, maybe you'll be next.

Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

found this map of 2006 vc investments post. some very interesting graphics including this heat map: very cool visualization tool

Cracking The Code: How to fish a salmon

Cracking the Code

barb michelen said.

the vc in me.: Reccomended Movie: The 11th Hour

the vc in me

recently saw the screening of 11th

What do Jews do on Christmas?

Venture Cyclist

It's true. Peoplehood Whimsy

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Facebook and Wikipedia's Lovechild

aweissman.com

1 comments: Jaime said. Awesome. Im fascinated with the short form website intro video right now. This has the right feel. Subscribe to: Post

I've Got A Huge Vision for Something, Now What?

Ask The VC

Q: I have developed a really cool technology that I really think could essentially solve several huge issues: Piracy (music and even movies), Apple's monopoly on digital media players and much more. How the heck do I approach this

Those Key Early Employees

Genuine VC

Much is often said about the founders of a company, including on this blog. And they seem to receive a preponderance of the recognition for the ultimate success of an endeavor. Of course, it's obvious that these individuals are vital to a startup. However, I think that the people often overlooked are those key first hires.

Rich Price

Will Price

As some of you know, my brother Rich is a wonderful singer-song writer. Embedded is one of his new songs, Change, and I love it.

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WayTooEarly: John Rain Has an iPhone and I don't, but I've tried one

WayTooEarly

Kick Butt With Internal Site Search Analytics

Occam's Razor

I love Internal Site Search data. You Should Be. It is also covered in detail in Web Analytics: An Hour A Day. Intrigued? So the first step is simple.

An Inventor's Quick-Start Guide to Patenting Your Invention

Florida Venture Blog

I always like those Quick-Start Guides you get with a new computer or software. This Guest Post follows the same principle. Refine your claim.

Acting CTO Role in a Start-up

SoCal CTO

I generally am working as an acting CTO for about 3-4 start-ups or other companies at any one time. I was just talking with someone who asked me to define how that could work and what they meant. Great question. Roger Smith ) This helps explain where I normally play. During Stabilization, often the focus is transitioning to a full-time CTO.

Andy & Kathrine's English Countryside Wedding

Entrepreneurship Blog

The weekend before last two friends of mine, Andy & Kathrine, got married in her home town of Much Wenlock.

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