Archive for the ‘Famous People’ Category

I went to the SOPA/PIPA protest in San Francisco yesterday and thought this video was worthy of posting. MC Hammer made a surprise appearance and talked about how artists’ creativity may be at stake if SOPA is passed. Interesting view.

Some other stars present…

Craig from Craigslist









Ron Conway and MC Hammer










“What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.” -Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher

Well, maybe.

Most techy founders are obsessed about two things: product and money. There is a problem with this. If one focuses too much on the product, then it’s easy to miss out on building things that people actually want. If one focuses too much on the money, then it’s easy to make poor decisions for short term gains. Both obsessions lead to destruction.

What is the fresh founder supposed to be obsessed about then? In addition to being obsessed about your vision, a founder should also be obsessed with learning.

I know, it sounds cliche. It’s not. Running out of learning definitely is worse than running out of money. The most successful startups are composed of the fastest learners. The fastest learners tend to be the ones that move the fastest too. Go figure. And the most adaptable.

Not sure what you’re supposed to learn? Start making mistakes. Learning from your own mistakes is a good motivator. You can also learn from other people’s mistakes too. Eric Ries wrote a whole book about it.

Is your startup fail safe?

Magic People aka Amazing Startup Founders

Where can one find the well-rounded entrepreneur? The one who not only can demonstrate technical prowess but also can create a genius roadmap to the startup’s future? In a world full of specialization, these people are rare gems. They can produce amazing things, like magic. I call these people, the MagicPeople (see equation above). There are many stories of this species. People like Sean Parker, founder of Napster, and founding   Read More ...

The Infamous Eric Ries: The Lean Startup

Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, is interviewed by Lara Druyan concerning the entrepreneurial process. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it. To keep reading, click the "Like" button :)