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This post has been on the back of my mind for more than a week now and I did not realize why really until yesterday: The Body Shop was acquired last year by L’Oreal, for $1.14 billion. Roddick died unexpectedly of a brain hemmorhage yesterday. She was 64. I don’t know about you but the … Continue reading Take it personally
From the Mercury News article: Today, Greene, at 52, is best known for navigating VMware, a company that might best be likened to a nuclear submarine. For years VMware operated in the obscure depths of computer science, gradually developing the know-how and market for its esoteric "virtualization" software. When VMware debuted on Wall Street last … Continue reading What are the other boats doing?
I think Ben should have simply called it spot-micromanagement. Micromanagement has such a bad rap out there! In his response to Marc Andreessen’s blog post about hiring, managing, promoting, and firing executives Ben Horowitz hits the nail on the head: […] micromanagement is like fine wine. A little at the right times will really enhance … Continue reading Spot On on Spot Micromanagement
Stop finessing the details and hit it hard. Your start up will thank you later. I attended one of the first STIRR get together in silicon valley a while back. I was impressed and stayed in touch with some of the people I met at STIRR. I try to make it when I can, silicon … Continue reading Hit it hard baby!
Liz Gannes at GigaOM is pondering how Amazon Services are changing the startup landscape. Amazon Web Services — which kicked off with the release of Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) last March — now hosts over 265,000 developers, more than 5 billion objects, and up to 25,000 requests per second, according to Andy Jassy, Amazon’s … Continue reading Amazon Services = shortcut to (faster/bigger) startups
Kara Swisher advocates for a free WSJ. I predict it will happen very very soon. This year? Rupert Murdoch won’t let me down. WSJ will be free before the end of 2007 and that’s that. […] while a paid model might have been right in the past, having a larger, powerful and global owner changes … Continue reading Free the WSJ and the $ will come!
It was the best DemoCamp. New faces, some great demos (zoomii, cytoscape). Photos of the evening can be viewed here. Great job Jay and David! DemoCamp 15 will be hosted by the University of Toronto on October 29. It will run from 4-7 instead of 6-9. Continue reading DemoCamp14
I missed the acquisition of BuzzTracker. BuzzTracker which analyzes the top blogs to determine the most blogged about story for that particular topic and aggregates content from all over the web was acquired by Yahoo for an estimated $5 million. They are currently tracking 1,000 different topics and 100,000 blogs. Continue reading Buzztracker: part of the Yahoo family now
Amazon Architecture over at High Scalability. Of note a few items for team building and team dynamics as well as product management: If you have a new business idea or problem you want to solve you form a team. Limit the team to 8-10 people because communication hard. They are called two pizza teams. The … Continue reading Amazon Architecture. Amazon’s Frugality