Strategy

Workplace Culture Is More Important Than Anything Else

[credit provider=”Instagram/nadavshoval” url=”http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/349894574168751602_20407702″] Companies sink or swim based on their internal culture. One bad hire can have a huge effect on morale, productivity, and ultimately, the bottom line.Brad Feld, co-founder of startup accelerator TechStars and managing director at VC firm The Foundry Group, says that too many startups focus on […]
Workplace Culture Is More Important Than Anything Else
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Here’s What It’s Like To Be Mere Miles Away From The Colorado Wild Fires

[credit provider=”@PatrickSandusky” url=”https://twitter.com/PatrickSandusky/status/217790958278942721/photo/1/large”] For starters, Amy and I are fine. The fires are not threatening our house (yet). But all we talked about at dinner last night at Ruby Tuesday was fire.Colorado is having a horrible fire season. We are only at the end of June and have four massive […]
Here’s What It’s Like To Be Mere Miles Away From The Colorado Wild Fires
Strategy

FRED WILSON’S MBA MONDAYS: How The Board Of Directors Works

[credit provider=”iStockphoto”] This is the first of a series of MBA Mondays posts on the topic of The Board Of Directors. I want to dig into the role and responsibilities of the Board as a way to kickoff this series. But first a few disclaimers.I am not a lawyer and […]
FRED WILSON’S MBA MONDAYS: How The Board Of Directors Works
Tech

Honest, Direct, And Clear Debate Is More Powerful Than Bullshit

I first heard the word “grinfucker” a decade or so ago from a close friend who was a former investment banker. He said, in response to a meeting we were in with a person who was very polite and charming “he’s such a grinfucker.” I loved the word and, as […]
Tech

The Companies That Win Are The ‘Silent Killers’

On my run yesterday in Central Park, I was thinking about the characteristics of some of my favourite companies. Suddenly a phrase popped into my head about what ties all of these companies together – they are the silent killers
Tech

The Machines Will Keep Us Warm

I’m a big believer that the machines have already taken over. I recently gave a talk at the Defrag Conference titled “Resistance is Futile” where I made the point that we don’t know whether – in the future – we will be machine-enhanced humans or biologically-enhanced machines, but that it […]
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American Censorship Day Is Tomorrow

There are two very disturbing bills making their way through Congress: Protect IP Act (PIPA – S.968) and Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA – H.R.3261). These bills are coated in rhetoric that I find disgusting since at their core they are online censorship bills.
American Censorship Day Is Tomorrow
Tech

Don’t Forget To Bootstrap

[credit provider=”Ugg Australia” url=”http://twitpic.com/photos/UGGaustralia”] I recently spent some time with a long time friend and entrepreneur who I’ve funded in the past. He’s working on a new company which I think is really neat and I’m already a user of. He called me for feedback on his fundraising strategy as […]
Don’t Forget To Bootstrap
Tech

Another Day, Another Patent Troll

[credit provider=” {GABY} via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabydt8/3177191179/”] These days I’m regularly exposed to patent trolls. Sometimes I read about them, sometimes friends email me about them, and sometimes companies I’m an investor in gets sued by them.Whenever I read the claims in the lawsuits, I often think that the claim in […]
Another Day, Another Patent Troll
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