You have to hand it to Larry

deal architect

In The New Technology Elite, I cited a 2002 anecdote where Steve Jobs is supposed to have told Dan Wood, founder of Karelia Software, then a partner “You know those handcars, the little machines that people stand on and pump. Cloud Computing, SaaS

How an experienced Asp.net developer multiplied his productivity.

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

Skip to content Follow: RSS Email Twitter Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli On building profitable web applications Home Contact me Creations Blog Books Entrepreneurship & Startups General Online experiments Programming tips and tricks Startup tips and tricks Tags productivity , ruby on rails How an experienced Asp.net developer multiplied his productivity ten fold by Aymeric on May 17th, 2010 I have been on the.Net wagon since the beta 1 (2002?)

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How an experienced Asp.net developer multiplied his productivity.

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

Skip to content Follow: RSS Email Twitter Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli On building profitable web applications Home Contact me Creations Blog Books Entrepreneurship & Startups General Online experiments Programming tips and tricks Startup tips and tricks Tags productivity , ruby on rails How an experienced Asp.net developer multiplied his productivity ten fold by Aymeric on May 17th, 2010 I have been on the.Net wagon since the beta 1 (2002?)

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@altgate » Blog Archive » But What Does It Mean?

Altgate

The chart shows how the US economy is currently shedding jobs at a rate much higher than in the most recent recessions (2002 and 1990). @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Bill Gates Releases Mosquitoes At TED While Talking About Malaria & Education An Engineer’s Suggestion For the Stimulus Plan → But What Does It Mean?

Prevailing Wisdom

Mucker Lab

2002 – “the social network fad is over”. 2002 – “Information Technology is not a competitive advantage”. 2002 – “Consumer electronics is a low margin and highly competitive industry”. 1994 – “Consumers are fickle and unpredictable. Consumer products and services are hit driven, it’s really hard to build a scalable consumer company”. Internet). 1996 – “It’s impossible to get to build a billion dollar company selling widgets at $15 and taking $1 commission one at a time”.

Prevailing Wisdom

Mucker Lab

2002 – “the social network fad is over”. 2002 – “Information Technology is not a competitive advantage”. 2002 – “Consumer electronics is a low margin and highly competitive industry”. 1994 – “Consumers are fickle and unpredictable. Consumer products and services are hit driven, it’s really hard to build a scalable consumer company”. Internet). 1996 – “It’s impossible to get to build a billion dollar company selling widgets at $15 and taking $1 commission one at a time”.

4 Best Business Brokers To Sell A Business

YoungUpstarts

Established in 2002, Synergy Business Brokers helps smaller businesses with annual revenue of $700,000 and $4 million. Using a dual agent business broker can be a great way to sell your business quickly.

We Were Right – Just a Decade Early

Feld Thoughts

2002 was the Trough of Disillusionment. 2001 – 2002 was the collapse to the Trough. This is a line my friend Jerry Colonna uses when something like the AT&T – Time Warner deal occurs. As time passes, the line has shifted to “We were right – just fifteen years early.” ” Jerry was Fred Wilson ‘s partner at Flatiron Partners. We were all investing in Internet-related stuff at the end of the 1990s.

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Reinventing Austin Women in Technology

SiliconHills

When it started, in 2002, it was fueled by the [.] BY SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News The way advisory board member Sherry Lowry remembers it, Austin Women in Technology used to be the one place in Austin where women with the audacity to infiltrate the Old Geeks network—and women intrigued by technology—could converge. The post Reinventing Austin Women in Technology appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

Do You Have The Mercedes Benz Syndrome?

YoungUpstarts

She began training on the Internet in 1998 and began the first television-like broadcasting in 2002, launching her own TV channel – www.hvacchannel.tv. by Ruth King , president of Business Ventures Corporation and the author of “ Profit or Wealth?:

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DUDE Agency Podcast – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

Duct Tape Marketing

John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing , shares how his marketing consulting firm grew from a book published in 2002 into a marketing system that’s used to help agency owners and their clients achieve great results. DUDE Agency Podcast – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

Early Stage VCs – Be Careful Out There

Feld Thoughts

By 2002 investments at the seed level had evaporated (there were almost no seed financings happening). In addition to our own funds, we are investors in a number of other early-stage VC funds as part of our Foundry Group Next strategy. Yesterday, in one of the quarterly updates that we get, I saw the following paragraph. “Historically, the $10 million valuation mark has been somewhat of a ceiling for seed stage startups.

An Open Letter to Startup Founders Everywhere in a Time of Crisis

David Cohen

By 2002 the NASDAQ had fallen by nearly 80%. March 30, 2020. Founders, I’m talking to you. I’m one of you. Your world and mine are different than they were three weeks ago. A virus has changed everything for your businesses and for your family. You’re being bombarded by advice for what to do ( including mine ), and trying to figure out how to make sense of it all and how to apply it to your own business. I’ve started four companies, and my latest is Techstars.

Entrepreneurs: Is It Time To Pivot? A Trustworthy Financial Adviser Can Help

YoungUpstarts

Titus III, CPA/PFS, AIFA is the founder of AMDG Financial and AMDG Business Advisory Services in 2002.

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Business Lessons Often Ignored In The Heat Of Passion

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, the personal motorized scooter Segway was announced as disruptive technology way back in 2002, but is still not a successful business. Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that their idea and passion are so great that failure is not a possibility. They relate quickly to one of the big successes out there today, including Facebook, Airbnb, or Snap, and can give you a dozen reasons that they are in the same category.

The wrong question: Is now the right time to start a company?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

I started Smart Bear in a recession (2002) and it went great. The answer is always yes. But it’s the wrong question. I’ve been explaining for eight years why recessions are a great time to start a company. It’s wise because costs are low (every vendor is thrilled to have new business) and if you can get people to buy when money is tight, you’ve really proved you have a desirable product. When the economy rushes back, you ride the wave.

5 Stages In Leading Paradigm Shift Levels Of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, I still remember when Dean Kamen launched the Segway Human Transporter in 2002, predicting a transportation paradigm shift, and geared up to sell 10,000 per week for the next five years. A refrain I often hear from technology entrepreneurs to investors is that their product or solution is so innovative that it will cause a “paradigm shift” in the industry.

It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

Until 2002 – when the Oakland A’s’ baseball team took advantage of analytical metrics of player performance to field a team that competed successfully against much richer competitors. By re-evaluating the strategies that produce wins on the field, the 2002 Oakland A’s spent $41 million in salary, and were competitive with the New York Yankees , who spent $125 million.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 38: Ryan Smith and Lane Merrifield

Steve Blank

Ryan Smith co-founded Qualtrics in 2002 with his father in the family basement. But in the corporate world in 2002, no one was ready for it. Qualtrics has 8500 customers today, but back in his father’s basement in 2002, things weren’t so rosy. If you don’t value your product neither will your customers. No one used it when we gave it away for free. Freemium was a going out of business strategy.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 38: Ryan Smith and Lane Merrifield

Steve Blank

Ryan Smith co-founded Qualtrics in 2002 with his father in the family basement. But in the corporate world in 2002, no one was ready for it. Qualtrics has 8500 customers today, but back in his father’s basement in 2002, things weren’t so rosy. If you don’t value your product neither will your customers. No one used it when we gave it away for free. Freemium was a going out of business strategy.

Bitcoin: things only grow this fast when something important is happening

The Equity Kicker

In around 2002 I was stuck in my hotel room in Egypt due to food poisoning and the only English TV available was an American business channel. Coindesk just published their quarterly ‘ State of Bitcoin ‘ presentation. This slide stood out for me: Looking at the massive year on year increases in most of these metrics I’m reminded of some wise words from Jeff Bezos.

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Manage And Schedule Appointments With TimeCenter

YoungUpstarts

Marie had been running a web development shop nicmar media since 2002, and had developed an online appointment scheduler for two of Sweden’s biggest companies in 2005. We previously looked at YourAM , a web-based application that automatically organize and manage business appointments in real time via the web and SMS, designed specially for small service-focused businesses that need to handle appointments for groups of people.

The Great Winnowing of World Cup & The Startup Ecosystem

Agile VC

Picture I took in 2002 of WC stadium Daegu, South Korea. I’ve been a devoted fan of Arsenal for nearly two decades, former MLS season ticket holder (both San Jose Earthquakes when I lived in the SF Bay Area and New England Revolution here in Boston), attended World Cup 2002 in South Korea, and was fortunate to see both gold medal soccer matches in Bejing 2008 Olympics (US women’s victory, Argentina men’s victory).

Playing Startup

View from Seed

But the first real time we had a big celebration and folks felt like we’d “made it” was the party we held in the parking lot on February 14, 2002 when PayPal went public. We started working nights and weekends in late 2002 when some of the founding team were wrapping up their prior day jobs and then everybody was full time on LinkedIn by January 2003. I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling.

Playing Startup

Agile VC

But the first real time we had a big celebration and folks felt like we’d “made it” was the party we held in the parking lot on February 14, 2002 when PayPal went public. We started working nights and weekends in late 2002 when some of the founding team were wrapping up their prior day jobs and then everybody was full time on LinkedIn by January 2003. I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling.

5 Steps To Strategy Tuning Through Machine Learning

Startup Professionals Musings

Way back in 2002, Jeff Bezos at Amazon issued an ultimatum to completely institute internal APIs within the company, and later to their millions of suppliers. Conventional thinking in business has long been that strategy decisions are made by humans, while the focus of automation and machine learning should be on execution.

The Trouble with Venture Capital Data

This is going to be BIG.

Sounds like a huge amount, but only later does he say that only " 476 funds which had known Net IRR values, the overwhelming majority of which were from vintage 2002, or more recently." Conservatively, though, this data set of mostly 2002 or later funds would cover about 4 funds from each firm given that timeframe. 2) Saying "long term returns" when you only have vintage 2002 and after data is a joke.

You Don’t Need To Change Your Company Culture To Attract Millennials

YoungUpstarts

Deutser launched his firm in 2002. by Brad Deutser, president of Deutser LLC. Employers spend a lot of time puzzling over what they need to do to attract millennials and how to retain those young employees once they hire them.

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The Long And Short Of Rebranding Your Business

YoungUpstarts

In 2002, Hewlett Packard signed a merger agreement with Compaq that would bring together the computer hardware businesses of the two businesses, each with revenues of over $40 billion. So between 2002 and 2007, Compaq continued to use their logo with little change. by Chris Low is the founder of MyTeamPlan. Rebranding your business can be an exhausting task. This is because the job essentially entails undoing a lot of work that you had put in earlier.

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Why Young Entrepreneurs Should Start Investing In Coins

YoungUpstarts

A 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle was sold at an auction for more than $7 million in 2002. Entrepreneurs are getting younger these days. It’s not surprising to see 20-somethings creating innovations, starting their businesses, investing in the stock market, and more. If you’re a young entrepreneur looking to diversify your investment portfolio , you should consider investing in coins. But are they worthy investments? Investing in Coins: How It Works.

Category Collapse

Feld Thoughts

If you lived through the Internet-bubble between 1999 and 2002 you know this cycle well. It’s the second week of December, which is about the time that all of the predictions for 2019 start occurring. Last week’s announcements of the confidential S-1 filing of Lyft, Uber, and Slack helped prime the pump for some of these. By the way, did anyone other than me think it was a strange turn of events that companies are now announcing their confidential S-1 filing?

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It Can All Go To Zero

Feld Thoughts

” In 2002 Interliant went bankrupt and the stock went to $0. Perspective can be a useful thing. Cryptocurrencies have had a bad 24 hours. Last night Amy and I watched The Big Short for the second time. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a must watch movie. If you haven’t seen it in at least a year, watch it again. While the events are from 2005 – 2008, they feel like they happened yesterday.

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Entrepreneurs: Don’t Make This Costly Financial Planning Mistake

YoungUpstarts

adapted from “ The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Well-Being “ AMDG Financial and AMDG Business Advisory Services in 2002, he spent fifteen years at two large accounting firms, working with Fortune 50 clients. by Wayne Titus, author of “ The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Well-Being “ As an entrepreneur, even if you’ve hired the right adviser to make your wealth grow, you are not done managing that wealth.

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Neff Headwear Makes Headway In Fashion And Culture

YoungUpstarts

So Neff started Neff Headwear in 2002, which began as a clothing company selling shirts and hats – he would buy 99-cent headbands and take a paint pen to them, and giving those to friends to help promote the brand. Shaun Neff was always surrounded by Southern California’s skate, surf and snow culture – as an active participant in those sports he’d always dreamed about being involved in the business side of the industry.

Big Surprise: eBook Sales Skyrocket

Up and Running

Take a look at this chart: That’s wholesale ebook revenues, by quarter, from 2002 until last quarter, as published by The International Digital Publishing Forum in conjunction with the Association of American Publishers (AAP). I’ve posted a bit about ebooks on this blog, I can’t help thinking they make a lot of sense.

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Hollywood’s Massive Miss on Strong AI

Feld Thoughts

And it’s pretty amazing for something done in 2002, which was adapted from something Philip K. Dick in 1956 to John Underkoffler in 2000 to Stephen Spielberg in 2002 making a movie about 2054, that lineage makes sense to me. Strong AI has been on my mind a lot lately.

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Israelis Getting More Recognition for Brain than their Brawn

VC Cafe

Danny has become the 6th Israeli to win the Nobel prize in a scientific field since the year 2002, and the 10th Israeli to win a Nobel Prize overall. Israelis have accumulated four Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, and two in Economics since 2002. Often in direct cooperation with their Jewish cousins in terms of innovation and business prowess in the 20th and 21st century, Israeli Jews are often thought of as the stronger, tougher, less respectful cousins of the American Jew.

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Every Generation Learns The Same Lessons

Feld Thoughts

Last night, at the Aspen Entrepreneurs event, I was asked to describe several failures and I rolled out my story about Interliant, which, for a period of time (1999 – 2000) appeared to be hugely successful before going bankrupt in 2002. While it’s easy to tell people things, it’s much more powerful to learn things. And, as I get older, I see the same lessons being learned by subsequent generations.

Bottoms Up Everyone: A New Economic Revolution Is Upon Us

YoungUpstarts

Between 2002 and 2012, enterprises with over 1000 employees lost over a 1 million employees. by Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay. Internet commerce technology has unleashed the capabilities of ordinary Americans to take matters into their own hands and craft—often literally—their own livelihoods. You can create and sell custom jewelry, find a room (or rent yours out) on Airbnb, drive your fellow citizens around with Uber, or find families that need some nanny help. Got a cool product idea?

[Singapore] Westin Returns, Sets Up In Central Business District

YoungUpstarts

It’s been over a decade since Westin left Singapore’s shores; the hotel chain sold off its two properties – The Westin Stamford and The Westin Plaza – to Swissôtel and Raffles Hotel in 2002, after the brand’s own acquisition by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in 1998.

The Great Coding School Rollup of 2015

Feld Thoughts

I was in the middle of that with Interliant (I was a co-founder) – we bought 20+ companies, at one point has an almost $3 billion market cap (on $200 million of revenue – recognize the multiple), but went bankrupt in 2002. I just saw my first proposal for a Coding School Rollup. As you are probably aware, 2014 saw the explosion of coding schools all over the US. These are typically four to 12 week programs. Some are full-time, others are part-time.

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Larry Page

Scott Edward Walker

In this interesting, three-minute clip from 2002 (courtesy of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner ), Larry shares the following solid nuggets for entrepreneurs: very few companies are founded on technological innovation; most companies are marketing or sales driven, not engineering driven; engineers too often get excited about things that don’t matter; and founders need to focus on what users want.

You Built a Great Startup, But Can You Scale It?

Startup Professionals Musings

Way back in 2002, John Hamm published some early work on this subject in " Why Entrepreneurs Don't Scale " in the Harvard Business Review. Once you are able to achieve some real “traction” with your business (paying customers, revenue stream), it may seem the time to relax a bit, but in fact this is the point where many founders start to flounder. All the skills and instincts you needed to get to this level can actually start working against you, and you can fail to scale.