Month: August 2008

Marketing your products and the three parts of a conversation…

Marketing is the voice for your products.  It’s the tool for creating conversation with everyone you need to talk to, from prospective customers to existing customers, partners, investors and everyone else. Just like any conversation, there are things you should…

Low Bridges & Why Startups Should Behave Like Vectors, not Scalars…

Cast your mind back to high school math (sorry). Scalars have magnitude e.g. driving at 30mph. Vectors have magnitude and direction e.g. driving at 30 mph due east. One of my recent consulting gigs has been a constant reminder of…

Things I suck at — Part 1 of a many part series…

Brad Feld is apparently very fond of asking “What do you suck at?”, a topic he’s blogged about on a few different occasions.  I thought I’d make a contribution. Exhibit A – Pride Comes Before A Fall Since I now…

Ego, Arrogance, Checks & Balances…

Fred Wilson has posted a few times about arrogance & ego. He’s mentioned that some folks find him arrogant, which is far from the impression I get from his blog. What I see is competence derived from experience. But I’ve…