Building All-Star Teams →
via Mike Karnjanaprakorn At Twitter, Dick Costolo (CEO) makes sure that all new hires can answer three simple questions: 1. What’s my job? 2. How do I know I’m successful at my job? 3. Why does it matter if our company succeeds (vision)? Mike has a great post on team building and company culture. I encourage you to read the whole thing. (disclosure: we are investors in Mike’s...
Many years ago a company called Karelia developed a cool desktop app for the Mac called Watson. Wikipedia describes the story of Karelia quite well: The Karelia logo was inspired by events that occurred shortly after Dan Wood created Watson. The application was designed as a complement to Apple’s existing Sherlock 2 application, providing users various plug-ins to view specific internet...
Web designers: you need a Retina MacBook Pro →
via Marco.org: I’ve been using a Retina MacBook Pro for one week, only as a secondary computer, and I’ve already changed my font, redesigned my narrow layout’s header, and conditionally replaced an image with text. I’ve noticed that fonts, especially, respond extremely differently on the Retina screen: many of my old, non-Retina choices simply didn’t look good, and many fonts and metrics that...
and so here I am: still standing in the arena, in hand-to-hand combat with...– late bloomer, not a loser. (I hope) by Dave McClure I’m catching up late but it’s now obvious why this post was tweeted like crazy today. Well done Dave.
It’s a constant struggle for survival,” he said in his courthouse chambers,...– Judge Posner: U.S. patent system out of sync - chicagotribune.com (via fred-wilson)
Five year development plan vs 6 months
When we interact with our phones we get to interact with applications that are often built in less than a year. Many times these apps are built within 6months. That’s the gift Apple gave to the world. It wasn’t long ago when VCs and entreprenuers dreaded the idea of building software for mobile phones. It was a nightmare. Your app could work on one specific Samsung phone for Verizon but...
What an outrage that insurance companies can cancel your insurance when you get...– Scripting News: My epic rant on health reform