This Elon Musk Blog Post From 2006 Shows Exactly Why He's So Successful

Inc Startups

It's called "The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me).".

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Explaining why TMT M&A deals at highest level since 2006

The Equity Kicker

Over the weekend the FT wrote that the value of TMT M&A deals in Q1 was $174bn, the highest level since 2006 and up 65% on the year ago period. The market is hot right now. No doubt about it. The $174bn includes a bunch of cable deals that aren’t relevant for the startup community, but even with those stripped out I’m sure the picture is still very healthy. ‘Is this a bubble?’ ’ I hear you say. I don’t think so.

Trending Sources

Christine: Top 10 Mobile Marketing Campaigns

Christine.net

Have you have done any research on some of the great marketing to women campaigns in 2006? Posted by: JontheWayne | December 12, 2006 at 04:38 AM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview. Christine (.net)

Seven Deadly Sins of the VC

Venture Cyclist

Bob Davoli offered me a job at D&N Systems (which became SQL Solutions) in 1989 on the basis of one round of interviews. I have worked for him and with him for at least 10 of the 17 years we have lived in the USA.

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Seven Steps to Creating a Data Driven Decision Making Culture.

Occam's Razor

The title of my presentation at the Washington DC Emetrics summit was: Creating a Data Driven Web Decision Making Culture – Lessons, Tips, Insights from a Practitioner.

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Excellent Analytics Tip#5: Conversion Rate Basics & Best Practices

Occam's Razor

It is only fair to follow up a post titled " Stop obsessing about conversion rate " with this post. Just in case you have not read the Stop Obsessing post that please read that first for more context). Conversion rate is a very important metric, used properly.

The 10 / 90 Rule for Magnificent Web Analytics Success

Occam's Razor

Numerous studies have pointed out that while almost all Fortune 500 companies have great investments in "Web Analytics" they still struggle to make any meaningful business decisions. Most people complain that there are tera bytes of data and giga bytes of reports and mega bytes of Excel and PowerPoint files. Yet no actionable insights, no innate awareness of what is really going on through the clutter of site clickstream data.

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Apple A5 Processor: It All Began in 2006

FairSoftware's Blog

While cleaning up old files, I bumped into an invitation we had put together at the Power Conference in 2006: PA Semi was announcing to the world their first processor. And to demo it, they had chosen our hardware emulator box. They had rented a suite in a hotel near the conference. Silicon samples for the chip didn’t exist yet, but to convince the press and analysts that the chip was real, we wanted to demo booting Linux. That would show them.

Top Ten: Signs You Are A Great Analyst

Occam's Razor

I am often asked what we look for when we hire Web Analysts or what quality do good Analysts possess or how to measure if a resource that already exists is optimal or how to mentor / motivate / guide our more junior Analysts to propel them to become great Analysts.

Excellent Analytics Tip #7: The Adorable Site Abandonment Rate Metric

Occam's Razor

How many metrics can you call adorable? Site abandonment rate is an adorable metric, to me : ), for these reasons: Money, money, money baby.

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2006 Predictions

Florida Venture Blog

3) The Southeast's venture investments in 2006 will double those in 2005. Although not promising the moon, 2006 looks good to David with the following thoughts: We were pleased to have been involved in over 15 closed venture transactions for companies and investors in 2005. Here are a few predictions for 2006: 1) The market continues to be one of "haves" and "have nots" for companies raising money. What do you think 2006 holds -- add a comment below??

Trinity: A Mindset & Strategic Approach

Occam's Razor

Some of you have heard me speak at a conference , I always have a deep passion and excitement when I talk about the “Trinity” I wax and wane about it and go on and on about how fantastic the “Trinity” is.

Christine: Technology at Burning Man, Part II (With Fire!)

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?

Christine: Similarity Searches in Good Ol SQL

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?

Overview & Importance of Qualitative Metrics

Occam's Razor

Imagine walking into and out of a supermarket. If you did not purchase anything then the supermarket managers probably don't even know you were there. If you purchased something, the supermarket knows something was sold (they know a bit more if you use a membership card). Visiting a website, you leave behind a significant amount of data, whether you buy something or not.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Return, Reflect, Repent

Venture Cyclist

While you can, and if you haven't, please go ahead and sponsor Hannah or me for the Hazon 2006 New York Bike ride. One of the action phrases for the environmentally minded is "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle". as in reduce what you use, reuse it many times, and recycle it rather than trash it if you have to discard it. This weekend is the high point of the Jewish high-holydays. Tonight and tomorrow is the Sabbath of Repentance, and Sunday night through Monday is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Christine: Etech 2006 Photos

Christine.net

« Ning: A Playground of Social Freeware | Main | Deployment Challenges for WiFi Operators » Etech 2006 Photos etech2006 blogging Originally uploaded by spacejockeys. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.

the vc in me.: Simple Solution for What To Buy

the vc in me

November 03, 2006 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. Posted by: jeremy liew | November 26, 2006 at 10:48 AM. India | December 02, 2006 at 02:53 PM. 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. « Lessons on Investing in China | Main. |

the vc in me.: Super-Targeted User Profiles

the vc in me

June 22, 2006 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. Posted by: Adam Marsh | July 17, 2006 at 03:26 PM. Posted by: vodkaSpy | September 25, 2006 at 10:29 PM. 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. « Getting a VCs Attention | Main.

the vc in me.: Social Networking Meets Marketing

the vc in me

January 17, 2006 | Permalink. Tracked on January 30, 2006 at 01:16 PM. Tracked on March 11, 2006 at 02:09 AM. Tracked on March 15, 2006 at 04:08 PM. Posted by: Zoli Erdos | January 30, 2006 at 10:20 AM. Baptiste | January 30, 2006 at 12:58 PM. Posted by: Helen Wang | January 30, 2006 at 02:20 PM. Posted by: James | January 30, 2006 at 05:38 PM. Posted by: Jeb | January 30, 2006 at 08:54 PM. the vc in me. Welcome!

Google Base Is The Merchant of Record, Now That's Interesting

Burnham's Beat

February 24, 2006 in Internet | Permalink. Feb 24, 2006 5:10:59 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. « Uh oh EBay: Google Base is now facilitating payments | Main. | Are VC Funds Getting Too Big For Their Own Good? » 02/24/2006.

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Board Meeting Management

Will Price

Start-up boards typically meet once a month. The market, product, competition, customers, team, etc are moving and changing quickly and frequent board meetings to discuss resource allocation, trade-offs, strategy, financial position, etc are critical. Too often, however, I find board meetings are a status update. The frenetic pace of start-up life often leaves a CEO incapable of doing more than simply report state - cash position, sales pipeline, product development, customers.

2006 Venture Capital Report

Florida Venture Blog

For those of you investing or looking for venture investment, the 2006 Venture Capital Report is a rich source of venture data for 2005 and looking forward. I've been so locked into the MoneyTree/NVCA reports that I missed VentureOne's deep offering until seeing Jason's reference. Enjoy! Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community

Poverty Rate Drops for the First Time Since 2006

Inc Startups

The drop signals good news for the economy, but median incomes remain lower than pre-recession levels

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eBay Devcon 2006

Will Price

This Saturday and Sunday, I plan to attend eBay Devcon 2006. I will be representing Hummer Winblad on two SDForum-managed panels. The first centers on raising venture capital and the second on building a great team. If you plan to be in Vegas, please let me know.

Great Elevator Pitches: Intro

Entrepreneurship Blog

Elevator Pitch Series Table of Contents: Introduction 3 Key Lessons What to Include Delivery Matters Screwing Up My Elevator Pitch SVASE Presentation Slides 3 Additional Opinions Over the last 18 months I’ve attended numerous VC breakfast clubs , founders' brown bag lunches , cocktail receptions and keynote speaker dinners that I think I must have gained 30 pounds. Over the course of these events I have met hundreds of other entrepreneurs looking to grow and fund their businesses.

Christine: Where the Girls Are: N-TENs 2006 NTC

Christine.net

« Community WiFi Deployment in Seattle | Main | Online Benchmarks for Nonprofit Outreach » Where the Girls Are: N-TENs 2006 NTC Environment: The 2006 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Seattle, sponsored by N-TEN. Christine (.net)

2006 Predictions, Part II: Entrepreneurial Vision

Florida Venture Blog

This is Part II of my 2006 Predictions series , with the spotlight falling on entrepreneurs this time. Next up, Isaias Sudit , CEO of LBS enabler LOC-AID , can't get his head out of his bread-and-butter location, location, location: 1) LBS will be the biggest wireless enabler for 2006. especially if you've got some life-science predictions (none of the life science entrepreneurs I contacted had a clue what was coming in 2006 -- scary).

Burnham's Beat: Internet Stocks Update: March 2006

Burnham's Beat

« Software Stocks Update: March 2006 | Main. Virtual Stock Portfolio: March 2006 » 04/04/2006. Internet Stocks Update: March 2006. April 4, 2006 in Internet , Stocks | Permalink. Internet Stocks Update: March 2006. Apr 4, 2006 10:39:28 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.

Burnham's Beat: Internet Stock Update: February 2006

Burnham's Beat

« Software Stock Update: February 2006 | Main. Virtual Stock Portfolio: February 2006 » 03/01/2006. Internet Stock Update: February 2006. March 1, 2006 in Internet , Stocks | Permalink. Internet Stock Update: February 2006. Mar 1, 2006 10:51:39 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.

Morgan Stanley 2006 CTO Summit

Will Price

Last night, I attended Morgan Stanley’s Sixth CTO Summit. As I described in a prior post , Morgan Stanley’s CTO conference is a very well run and managed event that brings the firm’s top 40 technologists to the valley to meet and interact with venture capitalists and start-ups. Since the first summit six years ago, Morgan Stanley spent $12.5bn on IT.

July, 2006 in Review

Spencer Fry

Burnham's Beat: Software Stocks Update: March 2006

Burnham's Beat

Internet Stocks Update: March 2006 » 04/04/2006. Software Stocks Update: March 2006. April 4, 2006 in Software , Stocks | Permalink. Software Stocks Update: March 2006. Apr 4, 2006 10:22:37 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.

Burnham's Beat: Virtual Stock Portfolio: March 2006

Burnham's Beat

« Internet Stocks Update: March 2006 | Main. Virtual Stock Portfolio: March 2006. By my calculations the stock is currently trading at 11X 2006 EPS even though it should grow 30%-40% on the top/bottom line without adding any new businesses. April 4, 2006 in Internet , Software , Stocks | Permalink. Virtual Stock Portfolio: March 2006. Apr 4, 2006 2:01:57 PM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll.

Burnham's Beat: Virtual Stock Portfolio: February 2006

Burnham's Beat

« Internet Stock Update: February 2006 | Main. Virtual Stock Portfolio: February 2006. By my calculations the stock is currently trading at 11X 2006 EPS even though it should grow 30%-40% on the top/bottom line without adding any new businesses. March 4, 2006 in Internet , Software , Stocks | Permalink. Virtual Stock Portfolio: February 2006. Mar 4, 2006 9:02:01 AM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts.

Hazon 2006 NY Ride Narrative - day 1

Venture Cyclist

Here is the first part of a narrative of my experience of riding in the 2006 event with my daughter, Hannah. While you can, and if you haven't, please go ahead and sponsor Hannah or me for the Hazon 2006 New York Bike ride. The Hazon New York ride takes two days to go from the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls River, CT to the JCC at Amsterdam Ave and 76th Street in Manhattan.

Hazon 2006 NY Ride: The Shabbaton

Venture Cyclist

While you can, and if you haven't, please go ahead and sponsor Hannah or me for the Hazon 2006 New York Bike ride. The Hazon rides are not just about cycling. Our experience started when we arrived at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center for the Shabbaton (weekend retreat) on the Friday afternoon.

Hazon 2006 NY Ride Narrative - day 2

Venture Cyclist

While you can, and if you haven't, please go ahead and sponsor Hannah or me for the Hazon 2006 New York Bike ride. Continuing on from the description of the first day of the ride. Here is the elevation chart for day two. Hannah and I set out with the first group of riders (the slow ones) at 7.30am. As you can see it is "rolling hills" for the first 10 miles or so, mostly heading down hill, and we agreed it was really pleasant.

Experimentation and Testing: A Primer

Occam's Razor

This post is a primer on the delightful world of testing and experimentation (A/B, Multivariate, and a new term from me: Experience Testing).

August, 2006 in Review

Spencer Fry

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