The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or …

Feld Thoughts

” I remember a moment in time in 1997. The post The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or … appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Yesterday I read Kara Swisher’s post What Does the Recent Tech Stock Downturn Mean? The Truth Is Nobody Knows. It’s great. Go read it – I’ll wait for you.

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16 Brilliant Insights From Steve Jobs Keynote Circa 1997


I came across this old video recently of Jobs doing a keynote at the Apple WWDC in 1997 (yes, I know that was 14 years ago). 16 Brilliant Insights From Steve Jobs Circa 1997. Full Transcript of Steve Jobs Apple WWDC Keynote 1997.

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PUMPKINS WEEK: To Sheila by Smashing Pumpkins - By 1997, there.

Mark Birch

PUMPKINS WEEK: To Sheila by Smashing Pumpkins - By 1997, there was no bigger rock band around. Mellon Collie was a massive success following on the previous success of Siamese Dream, so by the time the band got around to recording the follow-up, the expectations were immense. Given the weight of those expectations, the loss of James Chamberlin (kicked out for a drug overdose), and Billy Corgan’s own personal struggles, Adore could have been a trainwreck.

2 arrested in 1997 killing near NC State Centennial Campus

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — Pol ice in Raleigh say two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man at an apartment near N.C. State University's Centennial Campus nearly 20 years ago

Man serving life for murder pleads guilty in 1997 killing

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News


20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Revealed the Single Word That Led to Apple's Great Success

Inc Startups

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when he decided to drop some major wisdom regarding the power of focus.

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult

Inc Startups

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when one audience member took a shot at him. What happens next is remarkable.

Two Secrets To Steve Jobs's Success That Can Help Your Startup Grow

Inc Startups

When he returned to Apple in 1997, Steve Jobs introduced three products that proved he had mastered two fundamental concepts on which Apple''s success depended


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

modem in 1997. There is a big difference between being right about something and being right about when something will happen. Sadly, to profit from being right you either have to get the timing right or you have to hang in there until the timing is right. The latter can be incredibly painful and most investors don’t have the stomach for it. This is particularly true of short positions. It is not enough to know that something is going to blow up. You have to know how, why, and when.

Inside Amazon’s plan to dominate advertising business in 2019

The Next Web

Amazon’s unrelenting efficiency, obsession with automation, and brutal pricing strategies have helped it disrupt or dominate industry after industry, which began with books way back in 1997.

Gary Vaynerchuk's Secrets to Social Media

Inc Startups

In 1997, Gary Vaynerchuk launched and helped grow his family business from $3 million to $60 million in seven years. Here he explains how to do marketing well in an Internet world

The Incumbents Advantage

deal architect

But, “Dilemma” first came out in 1997, and I think we need to acknowledge how companies which. I am a big fan of Clayton Christensen’s “Innovator’s Dilemma”. and his other writings. My blogs and books similarly celebrate disruptors and innovators. Industry Commentary


Complete XRM Buys Fanatic Software


Fanatic Software, founded in 1997, develops mobile and Mac applications. Fanatic Software, based in Cedar Park, now belongs to Complete XRM. The Salt Lake City-based Complete XRM did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Its flagship product is the Pocket Informant Mac, iOS and Android productivity apps. It has more than four million […] The post Complete XRM Buys Fanatic Software appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

How This Woman Entrepreneur Bought Her Own College

Inc Startups

The State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express in 2014 found that the rate of increase of women entrepreneurs is up 68% since 1997 with more than 9.1

We could use more story tellers

deal architect

It was 1997 if memory serves me right. Doug Burgum, then CEO of Great Plains (now part of Microsoft) used his entire keynote at the annual Stampede user event to talk about the story of an English clockmaker, John Harrison. Industry Commentary


Larry Ellison: His public versus private cloud

deal architect

I first met Larry Ellison, briefly, in 1997. I have watched him infuriate competitors, drive analysts to drink, generate more quips than all boring tech execs put together. Over those 15 years I have also learned to look beyond his. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

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Austin-based Sizmek Aquired for $122 Million


San Francisco-based Vector Capital, founded in 1997, has invested $1.6 Private Equity Firm Vector Capital announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Austin-based Sizmek, an advertising technology company, for $3.90 a share, valuing the deal at $122 million. billion in more than 40 technology companies. “We believe this transaction provides Sizmek with […] The post Austin-based Sizmek Aquired for $122 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The Changed Definition of Vertical Technology

deal architect

It was 1997. Gartner used to publish an annual poster which rated systems integrators/outsourcers by industries, by geographies, by technologies, and other competencies. It was a large wall hanger with many rows and columns, and many analysts, including me, had. Industry Commentary Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

SXSW Interactive Names Girlstart’s Tamara Hudgins to its Hall of Fame


Girlstart, founded in 1997, runs programs to empower girls in the fields of Science Technology Engineering and Math, known as […] The post SXSW Interactive Names Girlstart’s Tamara Hudgins to its Hall of Fame appeared first on SiliconHills. South by Southwest has named Girlstart Executive Director Tamara Hudgins to its Interactive Hall of Fame for 2015. SXSW is honoring Hudgins for her work in expanding and developing the Austin-based nonprofit organization since 2009.

4 key traits retailers need to adopt to thrive in 2018

The Next Web

Though Kohn and Sting got the party started, the age of ecommerce didn’t truly begin in earnest until 1997. An eleven-time Grammy winner, Sting revived the soul of rock and roll by infusing reggae just when the genre was growing stale.

3 Major Gains Women Entrepreneurs Have Made (Infographic)

Inc Startups

Since 1997, the number of women-owned businesses has increased by 59 percent, according to an American Express OPEN report , and revenue generated by these companies has climbed 63 percent. which is about the same share they contributed in 1997.

Freescale Semiconductor to Replace Livestrong as Austin Marathon Sponsor


The Austin Marathon organization broke ties earlier this year with Livestrong, the cancer charity founded by Cyclists Lance Armstrong in 1997. Freescale Semiconductor announced it will be sponsoring the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, replacing Livestrong. Armstrong resigned from the board last year amid allegations of a doping scandal involving his Tour de France titles. [.]

Outperform Competitors: 3 Strategies for Real Staying Power

Growthink Blog

first moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to go to business school at UCLA. I returned late last night from a trip to Los Angeles. To give a little background.I Two years later I started Growthink, whose headquarters remain in Los Angeles.

Athenahealth Picks Austin for R&D Center and Plans to Create 600 Jobs


The company, founded in 1997, provides cloud-based health information services for electronic medical records and other medical documents. Athenahealth announced plans to put a research and development center in Austin with plans to create 600 new jobs. It plans to occupy 110,000 square feet of the Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment project in downtown Austin and […] The post Athenahealth Picks Austin for R&D Center and Plans to Create 600 Jobs appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio (Should we be worried?)


It has been above 30 in only two other periods: in 1929, when it reached 33, and between 1997 and 2002, when it soared as high as 44. The C.A.P.E. ratio is above 30 today, compared with an average of 16.8 since 1881.

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Building An Autonomous and Virtual World: Softbank Teams With Mapbox

Feld Thoughts

Back in 1997, Softbank Technology Ventures (which became Mobius Venture Capital) was the first VC fund I helped raise. The physical world will be the reference coordinates for the fleets of robot cars of our imagination. We’re living through the transformation from digital to virtual, and Softbank leading today’s investment of $164 million in Mapbox accelerates this even faster. I’ve posted about the massive founder crush my partners and I have on Eric Gundersen, the CEO of Mapbox.

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Steve Jobs

Scott Edward Walker

This week we again present Steve Jobs, arguably the greatest entrepreneur who ever lived, from the 1997 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”

Silicon Valley Bank works to import startup culture to China

EIN News

operate in China since 1997. Seasoned valley venture capitalist Dick Kramlich, who spent a year and. in the past 15 years in the United States one way or another and I don't. China could be less interesting to valley venture capitalists if the country becomes more of a

State of Startups from First Round Capital


Two Cornellians are partners there (Howard Morgan, one of the founders of the firm, and Bill Trenchard, who I once represented as his company’s lawyer when he was a Cornell student in like 1997! I just read a fabulous post from First Round Capital. – how time flies by… ). The post is titled State of Startups 2015. Not only does it have some great insights, but it is really fun to read and view. The graphics are easy on the eye and the data analysis is clever.

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The $100K Award At The CU Boulder New Venture Challenge

Feld Thoughts

I got involved as a judge in 1993 and was active through 1997 with occasional visits to the finals in subsequent years when I was around Boston. In the fall of 2007, my friend Phil Weiser, Executive Director of CU Boulder’s Silicon Flatirons Center, convened 25 leaders from CU Boulder and the Boulder / Denver startup community. We spent an afternoon talking about the idea of an entrepreneurial university. Phil called the meeting a Roundtable, even though the table was long and rectangular.

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Marketing Is About Values

crowdSPRING Blog

The transformation that turned Apple from a niche player into an industry giant started when Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997. Apple’s Think Different campaign (which ran from 1997 to 2002) focused on the brand and not on specific products.

When Microsoft Threatened to Sue Us Over the Letter “E”

Steve Blank

By 1997 E.piphany was a fast growing startup with customers, revenue and something approaching a repeatable business model. 1997 was also that year that Microsoft was in the middle of the browser wars with Netscape.

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[Infographic] GoogleOPOLY


Since its founding by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997, Google has grown from a simple search engine to the huge Internet giant it is today.

The Venture Diet Is Working

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Related articles by Zemanta 2009 venture investments lowest since 1997, cleantech fell 52 percent (MoneyTree report) ( The 2009 data on venture capital investments is out now. PWC, along with its partners the NVCA and Thomson Reuters, report that VCs invested $17.7bn in 2009 in the " Money Tree Report." " I think that's a pretty healthy number.

Start With Customer Experience

Feld Thoughts

I was reminded of the importance of starting with the customer experience while I was watching this brilliant video from WWDC 1997 of Steve Jobs. In the video, Jobs appears to be responding to attack by a troll , but is actually doing something much more interesting.

Reading Jeff Bezos

David Lee

His 1997 letter to Amazon shareholders is a blueprint for building a durable franchise in technology. Here are some random nuggets: Free cash flow was their focus since 1997. A tech friend gives me s**t about being a Jeff Bezos fanboy. I’m unabashedly a fan. I recently compiled and read all of these letters from 1997-2011. Read together, it’s essentially a 15 year narrative of building long-term value in technology and also a history of the Internet and e-commerce.

Franchises Finding International Niches

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Kentucky Fried Chicken first came to Vietnam in 1997 through the vision of Singapore entrepreneur and franchisee Tony Chew. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Tony Chew: KFC Vietnam. One of the more active regions for international franchising is Southeast Asia.

How Chat Bots Can Help You Grow Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Warner was one of the pioneers of the internet startup scene — starting online in 1997 and growing his business into a multi-million dollar venture. How Chat Bots Can Help You Grow Your Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Andrew Warner.

Early 2014 Harvest for Napa Valley—Hard Data Provides Perspective on the Impact of Global Warming

Pascal's View

Today, 1997 is the leader. Finally, 2014 is has the fourth highest GDD accumulation, trailing only 2013, 1997, and 1996. These include this year, the year with the most accumulated GDD (1997), the year with the least accumulated GDD (1998), and the 21-year average.

Today ecommerce saves customers money and time tomorrow it will accelerate discovery

The Equity Kicker

I’ve just re-read Jeff Bezos 1997 letter to shareholders. It’s a great example of clear story telling and bold strategy, but most importantly Bezos’ judgement is amazing, and much of it stands the test of time.

16 Days by Ryan Adams - A song originally written for his band.

Mark Birch

16 Days by Ryan Adams - A song originally written for his band Whiskeytown back in 1997, Ryan Adams reprises the tune on the Letterman Show a few years back.


Corporations think they need a bigger boat, but what they really need is to build the shark

Jeff Hilimire

Clayton Christensen wrote his iconic book that lays out this philosophy in 1997. One of the areas I explore in the book I’m writing, currently titled, Thrive , centers around the innovator’s dilemma.

Book #7: Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family

Jeff Hilimire

Starting in 1997, Bob Chapman and Barry-Wehmiller have pioneered a dramatically different approach to leadership that creates off-the-charts morale, loyalty, creativity, and business performance. My goal in 2018 is to read 52 books. Here is a list of all the books I’ve read so far this year. Each book is ranked on a 5-star scale (5 is best). * Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family.