2013 Internet Trends

2013 Internet Trends

Mary Meeker, internet prophet of the VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB) released her annual internet trends report this week. As usual the report is fascinating. You can check it out here. Here are a few of the data…

Foursquare takes on Yelp

Foursquare takes on Yelp

Last week Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley sat down for an interview at LES co-working space Projective. The event was part of Pando Daily’s ongoing speaker series. Since it was a short five minute walk from my apartment, I decided to…

Is there any money in publishing free content online?

I’ve been having some interesting discussions with a client about this very question. Is there any money in publishing free content online? Like any good burning question, this has resulted in some good longform reading. The Newspaper That Almost Seized…

I will not sign your NDA, so do not even ask

I had a discussion today with a potential client via e-mail. They wanted my company’s services, but before they could even tell me about the project they demanded that I sign a non-disclosure agreement. I immediately told them no out…

Why I Am Leaving Company X

In the last 24 hours there has been a firestorm created around a NY Times Op-Ed titled “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs.” The article itself is a great read, but so are all the other reactions. There are two…

Viva Las Vegas

I’m headed to Las Vegas next week for work. Just a few quick thoughts on the change of working environment and how it affects getting work done. At my first job out of school I received lecture after lecture about…

How Facebook Poaches Google Employees

I was speaking with a friend recently. We were talking about the investigation into tech companies having non-compete agreements for each other’s employees. Which, for the record, is definitely wrong and breaks anti-trust laws. He told me that as a…

Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma

The Harvard Business Review had a really thought provoking article about the Innovator’s Dilemma and how it was solved by Steve Jobs. The book itself is incredible and I highly suggest it. I read it a few months ago for…

Would You Rather Be Underpaid or Over Rated?

Would You Rather Be Underpaid or Over Rated?

Kanye West is living proof that if you talk enough, you will eventually say something smart. In one of his songs he says the line “would you rather be: underpaid or over rated?” It’s a good question and something I…