2005 Redux

Will Price

According to Feedburner's Item Stats, the following posts topped this blog's most read list. Happy New Year and here's to a wonderful 2006. Running on Empty Search: The Rise of Specialization The Golden Age of IT Buying and What Does it Mean for Investors H1-B Aliens and the Myth of Free Labor Markets Sales Forecasting Sales Management IBM: Standards, Customer Alignment, and Ecosystem-based Competition The Cost of Optimism Pat Your Head and Rub Your Tummy

Burnham's Beat: Software Stocks Update: October 2005

Burnham's Beat

« Internet Stock Update: October 2005 | Main. | $500M Folly: Wireless E-Mail Software Investing Peaks Just as Microsoft Brings Out The Big Guns » 11/03/2005. Software Stocks Update: October 2005. November 3, 2005 in Software , Stocks | Permalink. Software Stocks Update: October 2005. Nov 3, 2005 8:40:41 PM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts.

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Video Of The Week: Paul Graham in 2005

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There are a lot of awesome people in the startup community, but Paul is among the most awesome. entrepreneurship Venture Capital and Technology

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Man returned to North Carolina to face 2005 sex charges

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Authorities say a man who once lived in North Carolina has been returned to the state from Florida in connection with sex offenses involving a teenager in 2005 CARY, N.C. (AP)

Allen's Blog: "Managing" Your Board of Directors

Allen's Blog

Some Tough Questions You Should Ask » June 26, 2005. June 26, 2005 in Entrepreneurs | Permalink. Posted by: Matt Marshall | Jun 27, 2005 6:52:52 PM. Posted by: Donovan Phillips | Jun 27, 2005 7:58:28 PM. Posted by: Ken Savage | Jun 28, 2005 1:22:53 PM. Posted by: anon | Jun 30, 2005 12:57:25 AM. Posted by: Alex Krupp | Jul 1, 2005 7:58:50 AM. Posted by: Alex Krupp | Jul 1, 2005 9:59:12 AM. Allens Blog.

Allen's Blog: The Problem of the Forgotten Founder

Allen's Blog

Keep the Faith » August 21, 2005. August 21, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Burton Floyd | Aug 31, 2005 6:06:32 PM. Posted by: Haluk ireskeneli | Sep 6, 2005 10:15:12 AM. Posted by: Daniel Howard | Sep 9, 2005 10:55:46 AM. Posted by: Saar Drimer | Sep 10, 2005 5:49:11 PM. Posted by: Vivek Rajan | Oct 4, 2005 9:32:55 PM. Posted by: David | Oct 19, 2005 3:43:04 PM. Posted by: Matthew Sederberg | Nov 18, 2005 2:13:46 PM. Allens Blog.

Allen's Blog: More on "Tough Questions"

Allen's Blog

The Problem of the Forgotten Founder » August 14, 2005. For any entrepreneur contemplating starting a company, there is an interesting and helpful analysis of this “choosing-who-to-work-with” phenomenon in a June 2005 Harvard Business Review article entitled “ Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the Formation of Social Networks ”. August 14, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Charles Jolley | Aug 15, 2005 10:57:40 AM. Posted by: Cherry | Aug 17, 2005 10:39:04 AM.

Allen's Blog: Some Tough Questions You Should Ask

Allen's Blog

More on "Tough Questions" » July 04, 2005. July 4, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Alexander Muse | Jul 4, 2005 10:56:41 PM. Posted by: Clarence Wooten | Jul 5, 2005 8:01:41 AM. Posted by: Marc Hedlund | Jul 5, 2005 9:06:24 AM. Posted by: Alex Krupp | Jul 5, 2005 1:27:06 PM. Jul 5, 2005 7:24:50 PM. Posted by: Pelle | Jul 7, 2005 1:40:47 AM. Posted by: Pelle | Jul 7, 2005 1:53:24 AM. Smith | Jul 7, 2005 1:38:18 PM.

How to respond to Nigerian Spam Mail

Will Price

The ingenuity and implicit humor found in Nigerian spam mail inspired a close friend of mine, Mike Flynn, to send this incredicle response. This could be the funniest thing I have read in a long time. Well done Mike. Re: Next of Kin Dear Paul, By a most uncanny coincidence, I am also soliciting a barrister, preferably a national of your country, who worked with Shell development.

Will Price - Untitled Article

Will Price

Rich Price headlining a KFOG local artists show in San Francisco. KFOG's new Local Scene CD is definitely worth getting, featuring Rich, Jack Johnson with Animal Liberation Orchestra, Hyim, among others

Allen's Blog: Commandment #10: Control the Meeting (But Be Smart.

Allen's Blog

« Commandment #9: Be Like Goldilocks | Main. | "Managing" Your Board of Directors » April 03, 2005. April 3, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Josh Watts | Apr 4, 2005 7:45:43 AM. Posted by: WebDude | Apr 5, 2005 12:02:54 PM. Posted by: Saar Drimer | Apr 6, 2005 4:30:24 PM. Posted by: blurp | Apr 7, 2005 1:51:19 AM. Posted by: Dennis Posadas | Apr 7, 2005 11:42:35 PM. Posted by: anonymous bollox | Apr 12, 2005 11:05:39 PM.

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Christine: How to Pitch an Investor

Christine.net

Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. flick r.com Recent Posts Rentalic and appbackr Win $150,000 PayPal Challenge Last Chance for First Round Office Hours in 2009! Quick Followup: VCTips at Web 2.0 Expo Whats the Secret Success of MINT.com?

Allen's Blog: Commandment #9: Be Like Goldilocks

Allen's Blog

Commandment #10: Control the Meeting (But Be Smart About It) » March 27, 2005. March 27, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Jeff | Mar 29, 2005 10:14:12 AM. Posted by: Dudu Mimran | Apr 19, 2005 8:05:33 AM. Posted by: tnaff | Oct 14, 2005 2:13:48 PM. Allens Blog. « Commandment #8: Know What You Don’t Know – and Admit It | Main. Commandment #9: Be Like Goldilocks.

Allen's Blog: Commandment #6: Explain Your New Idea by Analogy.

Allen's Blog

Commandment #7: Limit Yourself to the Bakers Dozen » March 07, 2005. March 7, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Ian Wilson | Mar 8, 2005 5:04:43 PM. Posted by: Parimal | Mar 8, 2005 10:26:38 PM. Posted by: Parimal | Mar 8, 2005 10:27:30 PM. Posted by: anonymous | Mar 10, 2005 7:09:13 PM. Posted by: Denny K Miu | Mar 12, 2005 5:26:53 PM. Posted by: Norm Waite | Mar 13, 2005 4:25:22 PM. Posted by: Wayne Connolly | Mar 13, 2005 4:54:52 PM.

Allen's Blog: Intermission

Allen's Blog

Commandment #6: Explain Your New Idea by Analogy To, or Contrast With, Old Ideas » March 06, 2005. March 6, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Charlie ODonnell | Mar 6, 2005 7:57:35 PM. Posted by: Jeff Clavier | Mar 8, 2005 11:59:59 AM. Posted by: Luca | Mar 8, 2005 2:30:08 PM. Posted by: one entrepreneur | Mar 11, 2005 3:32:52 AM. Posted by: whippet | May 23, 2005 7:10:21 PM. Posted by: Geoff Considine | Aug 5, 2005 3:46:58 PM. Allens Blog.

Allen's Blog: Commandment #8: Know What You Don't Know ? and.

Allen's Blog

Commandment #9: Be Like Goldilocks » March 19, 2005. March 19, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Danny | Mar 24, 2005 7:05:28 AM. Allens Blog. « Commandment #7: Limit Yourself to the Bakers Dozen | Main. Commandment #8: Know What You Don’t Know – and Admit It. If all questions about your startup had well-known, easy answers, you’d be on your IPO roadshow, not meeting with early stage VC’s.

Allen's Blog: Commandment #7: Limit Yourself to the Baker's Dozen

Allen's Blog

Commandment #8: Know What You Don’t Know – and Admit It » March 13, 2005. March 13, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Norm Waite | Mar 13, 2005 4:56:37 PM. Posted by: Wayne Connolly | Mar 13, 2005 5:44:14 PM. Posted by: Anton-Jay | Mar 15, 2005 1:20:53 AM. Posted by: Vanilla Chin | Mar 16, 2005 2:15:27 PM. Allens Blog. « Commandment #6: Explain Your New Idea by Analogy To, or Contrast With, Old Ideas | Main.

Allen's Blog: Commandment #5: Create the "Aha" Early

Allen's Blog

Intermission » January 16, 2005. January 16, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Ben Smith | Jan 25, 2005 10:10:54 PM. Posted by: Vanilla Chin | Feb 1, 2005 4:37:38 PM. Posted by: Frank Ruscica | Feb 10, 2005 10:27:31 AM. Posted by: Matt | Feb 24, 2005 6:38:41 PM. Posted by: Norm Waite | Mar 14, 2005 2:25:03 AM. Posted by: Ravi Dronamraju | Mar 31, 2005 5:46:02 PM. Posted by: Gator | Apr 23, 2005 1:57:02 PM. Allens Blog.

Allen's Blog: Commandment #4: Know Your Audience

Allen's Blog

Commandment #5: Create the "Aha" Early » January 11, 2005. January 11, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Vanilla Chin | Jan 12, 2005 4:08:15 PM. Posted by: Telecommedian | Jan 13, 2005 2:09:19 PM. Allens Blog. « Commandment #3: Tease, Dont Overwhelm | Main. Commandment #4: Know Your Audience.

Mark Leslie, VRTS founder, on Sales Life Cycle

Will Price

Per my posts below on forecasting sales, Mark Leslie wrote an interesting article on the subject and the importance of quickly moving down the sales learning curve for start-ups. The Sales Learning Curve - Optimizing the Path to Postive Cash Flow By Mark Leslie There's an old saying about rolling out a successful new product: "It always takes longer and costs more."

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In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers

Inc Startups

Here's why this quote has become my mantra. Icons of Entrepreneurship

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Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Will Price

Starting October 3rd, 2005, I will be part of HWVP and looking for exciting, early-stage software deals. Per my prior post on early-stage havens, I am pleased to write that I am putting my hypothesis to work and joining Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. My contact info will be: Hummer Winblad Venture Partners One Lombard Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94111 w) 415 979 9600 e) wprice@humwin.com I look forward to working with great entrepreneurs and the experienced HWVP team.

Burnham's Beat: Is RFID Application Oriented Networking's Killer App?

Burnham's Beat

December 19, 2005 in EAI , Software , Web Services | Permalink. Dec 19, 2005 12:28:37 PM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed. Subscribe Via Email. « RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web | Main.

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State of the blogosphere

Will Price

billion links in July 2005 The blogosphere continues to double about every 5.5 David Sifry , Technorati's CEO and founder, just published a series of State of the Blogoshpere posts. Summary Stats: Technorati was tracking over 14.2 Million weblogs, and over 1.3

Burnham's Beat: Nokia Buys Intellisync: Another Elephant Joins the.

Burnham's Beat

November 16, 2005 in Wireless | Permalink. Nov 16, 2005 10:49:58 AM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed. Subscribe Via Email. « Serial Persistence Follow-up | Main. | RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web » 11/16/2005.

Burnham's Beat: RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web

Burnham's Beat

November 16, 2005 in Blogs , EAI , Internet , RSS | Permalink. Nov 16, 2005 3:40:32 PM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed. Subscribe Via Email. « Nokia Buys Intellisync: Another Elephant Joins the Mobile E-Mail Party | Main. |

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Burnham's Beat: Serial Persistence Follow-up

Burnham's Beat

November 15, 2005 in Venture Capital | Permalink. Nov 15, 2005 10:21:38 AM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed. Subscribe Via Email. « $500M Folly: Wireless E-Mail Software Investing Peaks Just as Microsoft Brings Out The Big Guns | Main.

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the vc in me.: Personalized Storytelling: Monetizing User.

the vc in me

December 07, 2005 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. No_limits, March 8, 2005, 9:36 am Order and buy the in ours online-shop! Settor, March 10, 2005, 9:48 am Why you so think? Faggot, March 17, 2005, 10:30 am Help to find in the Internet the cliphunter. the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship.

It's Raining Jobs! - VCball

VCball

December 14, 2005 | Permalink. VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email. Subscribe via Feeds. Subscribe in a reader. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. Books Worth the Reading. Pamela Redmond Satran: How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame Old dude, get this book.

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the vc in me.: Mobile Infrastructure to Make It Easy

the vc in me

October 17, 2005 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. Posted by: Eric Chan | October 24, 2005 at 12:06 AM. the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. I hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Consumer Healthcare Search | Main. What Makes a Good Consumer Internet Investment.

the vc in me.: Cool Vlogging Tool

the vc in me

November 15, 2005 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. I hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « MMOWs: Massively Multiplayer Online Worlds | Main. Personalized Storytelling: Monetizing User-Generated Content » Cool Vlogging Tool.

Why Smart Business People Need to Go Virtual - VCball

VCball

November 08, 2005 in Books | Permalink. VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email. Subscribe via Feeds. Subscribe in a reader. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. Books Worth the Reading. Pamela Redmond Satran: How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame Old dude, get this book.

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the vc in me.: MMOWs: Massively Multiplayer Online Worlds

the vc in me

November 13, 2005 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. I hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « What Makes a Good Consumer Internet Investment. Cool Vlogging Tool » MMOWs: Massively Multiplayer Online Worlds.

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the vc in me.: User-Generated Content

the vc in me

October 10, 2005 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. I hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Consumer Healthcare Search » User-Generated Content.

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the vc in me.: Consumer Healthcare Search

the vc in me

October 10, 2005 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. I hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « User-Generated Content | Main. Mobile Infrastructure to Make It Easy » Consumer Healthcare Search.

the vc in me.: What Makes a Good Consumer Internet Investment.

the vc in me

October 26, 2005 in Thoughts on Investing | Permalink. the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. I hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Mobile Infrastructure to Make It Easy | Main. MMOWs: Massively Multiplayer Online Worlds » What Makes a Good Consumer Internet Investment.

Silicon Beat

Will Price

Thanks to Matt over at Silicon Beat for recently profiling my blog. Silicon Beat is part of my daily routine and the site and reporting are consistenly good sources for the latest in the technology and start-up world. Matt's reference to Hummer Winblad suggests that the firm has been quiet of late. It is worth noting that Hummer Winblad has been an active and successful software investor through three major technology cycles: PC, client/server, and the Internet era.

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Welcome to AngelBlog

Angel Blog

This site is devoted to the development of best practices for angel investors and entrepreneurs. Its goal is to facilitate profitable, fair and enjoyable interactions between angels and entrepreneurs

iPod: Just an MP3 Player?!?

Florida Venture Blog

OK, so now my 7yo daughter has asked Santa for an iPod. She was sly in getting our OK because she started with requests for the cute little iDog (fodder for "iDog: Just a Speaker with Lights?!?" blog). When we mentioned the iDog is meant for connecting to an MP3 player (and she didn't have one), she corrected us to say she thinks it requires an iPod. In that short exchange, iPod went to the top of her Santa list.

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Absurd Athleticism

Will Price

Watch this Russian video for some incredible footage. It is sad to see such talent amidst such poverty. Hopefully, the market is efficient and Hollywood talent scouts are on their way

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