2007

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.

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

Cracking the Code

NetSuite One System. No Limits. I was surprised today when I went through the NetSuite IPO filling (S1) to see that it looked very much like any Enterprise software document - not a single mention of churn or % of recurring

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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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My Lawyer Wants Equity in My Startup

Ask The VC

Venture Hacks has today's great post titled Should I give my lawyers equity? This is a common ask by most lawyers of their early stage clients. Venture Hacks gives you all the correct answers to this question

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. But even when the last go-round was a mild success or even a tremendous failure, there is signal value in the fact that these individuals deliberately choose to work together another time.

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. This banner ad has been cropping up all over the blogsphere, no doubt in some attempt to influence the influencers.

The Three Greatest Survey Questions Ever

Occam's Razor

The VP of a Fortune 100 company recently asked for some advice. They were heading into their peak selling season that would last only three months max, and they only had an ability to measure revenue from the website, nothing else. They did not have any web analytics tool.

UF and Alexandria Ink Biotech Labspace Deal

Florida Venture Blog

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

F2F Still Matters

SoCal CTO

kathy sierra has a great post today: face-to-face trumps twitter, blogs, podcasts, video. and she provides this picture: it shows that while we slowly approach real-time, realistic virtual conversations, it still isn't quite the same

» 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. Moleskin notepad I've published a ton of my web startup ideas in the past (see my Archive page and scroll through them), but have shown a bit of a drought

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

In the context of design and aesthetics, Andrew Chen reminds me that: My Space is alot larger than Facebook in terms of users, pages per visitor, and ads per page viewed; and; My Space has more visits, visitors, page views

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. In preparing for the panel, the following jumped out at me. VC Market The VC market is already showing signs of decline. How so?

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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. It's interesting to look back at notes from those sessions and the conclusions like "tagging is a short word, but requires a long explanation." By last year, the conference had grown up to become an extravaganza, for lack of a better descriptive term. And this year's elevation of the moniker to a "Summit" should continue with that trend. Regardless, conferences are for conversations.

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. However, Mae Ling has uncovered startling new evidence to the contrary which suggests that I may in fact be a cat man

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Standard Metrics Revisited: #3: Bounce Rate

Occam's Razor

It is quite likely that your company is spending tons of time, energy, and dollars on web marketing efforts yet conversion rates (or ROI) are stuck in the two to three percent range.

Anatomy of a Holiday Contest Campaign: Overstock.com

Florida Venture Blog

First, I'd like to thank Overstock.com for sponsoring this charity post (via PayPerPost ) -- donating a goodly sum to the Alzheimer's Walk on my behalf.

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. Hello I just entered before I have to leave to the airport, it's been very nice to meet you, if you want here is the site I told you about where I type some stuff and make good money (I work from home): here it

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

the vc in me

As you know from previous posts, the social cause that I am spending time on these days is Climate Change (see the Critter Crisis post for why and what i'm doing about it). I 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. October 22, 2007 12:28 AM · Post a Comment · Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post

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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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. Yes, the management team has a great affect on an organization, regardless of its size or stage.

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

WayTooEarly

John Rain, the Japanese-American assassin anti-hero of Barry Eisler's great series or novels, already has his iPhone, and they're not even on sale. I was reading Requiem For An Assassin, the latest in the series, which came

Kick Butt With Internal Site Search Analytics

Occam's Razor

I love Internal Site Search data. It is a amazing peek into customer intent, which usually is quite elusive in our normal clickstream data. I had first written about the wonders of site search analysis in a June 2006 post: Are You Into Internal Site Search Analysis? You Should Be.

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. I learn what I need from one or two pages, and rarely ever read the full instruction manual -- I learn best by doing. This Guest Post follows the same principle.

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. I also found this interesting graphic of the changing needs around the CTO role in different size/type companies that somewhat echoes my experience. Roger Smith ) This helps explain where I normally play.

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. Much Wenlock is a beautiful countryside English village, located about and hours drive West of Birmingham.

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