August 28, 2014

Hiring the right people?

“It’s management, management, management.” That’s the phrase that many investors will cite when asked what is the most important element that they evaluate when considering an investment in a company. Variations on that theme include, “I bet on the jockey.” “I’ll take an A management team with a B idea over a B team with [...]

Microformats? hResume?

I have been talking about Microformats for more than a year.  The movement is exciting and if our experience with hResume is any indication, their use and popularity is growing.  I suspect that Microsoft’s support will increase the rate of growth exponentially. When we first launched the hResume plugin it was downloaded more than 10,000 [...]

Maker’s Bill of Rights

Great thought from my favorite gadget blog: Make. If you can’t open it, you don’t own it: Here’s our Maker’s Bill of Rights to accessible, extensive, and repairable hardware… Something to carry around when you’re shopping this year and figuring out what to buy (we are included a little print out of this with our [...]

Who I read: Rob Hyndman

Periodically people ask me which blogs I read so I decided to start doing little profiles on the bloggers I respect and read (well I don’t respect all of the people I read, but don’t tell anyone). Rob is a lawyer from Toronto.  Visit his blog here.  His bio from his site: I’m a lawyer [...]

Who I read: Mathew Ingram

Periodically people ask me which blogs I read so I decided to start doing little profiles on the bloggers I respect and read (well I don’t respect all of the people I read, but don’t tell anyone). Mathew Ingram is a tech writer for the The Globe and Mail in Toronto.  Check out his blog [...]

Who I read: Pete Cashmore’s Mashable!

Periodically people ask me which blogs I read so I decided to start doing little profiles on the bloggers I respect and read (well I don’t respect all of the people I read, but don’t tell anyone). Pete’s site has more than 150,000 subscribers (can you imagine?) and focuses on social networking.  Pete is a [...]

Who I read: George Nimeh

Periodically people ask me which blogs I read so I decided to start doing little profiles on the bloggers I respect and read (well I don’t respect all of the people I read, but don’t tell anyone). George writes the i-boy.com blog.  He is a journalist formerly from Rutgers as well as a former fellow [...]

Who I Read: Screenwerking with Greg Sterling

Periodically people ask me which blogs I read so I decided to start doing little profiles on the bloggers I respect and read (well I don’t respect all of the people I read, but don’t tell anyone). Greg Sterling’s Screenwerk is one of these blogs.  Greg Sterling is the founding principal of Sterling Market Intelligence, [...]

Get Small Fast

As a first-time entrepreneur, you must be able to look at yourself and your business from the perspective of those from whom you want assistance, particularly investors. You’ve read the business planning books, and you know that you need to develop a plan that shows that you can become a big business. In your mind, [...]

First Use of Big in Japan

I ran across the first known use of the Big in Japan tools released as open source projects earlier this month.  Called Weloo, it is a private label version of FeedVault.  The original tool, FeedVault was built to provide an easy way to backup and/or share your OPML file (the file that is inside of [...]