Monthly Archives: February 2012

It isn’t news until Harvard does it

Educational ‘innovations’ are in the news, for example,  Harvard Seeks to Jolt University Teaching. The venerable 400-year-old College held a workshop on innovating in teaching, and talked about why lectures may not be the most effective pedagogical device. A cynical … Continue reading

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Books for entrepreneurs

I am not sure how an under-30 CEO finds time for  280 must-read books for entrepreneurs, according to under30ceo.com, but it’s a good list to start from. I read and recommend ReWork, Lean Startup, and a number of others on … Continue reading

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My “Year of Hustle”

I found the term “Year of Hustle”, via Unicornfree, in a blog post talking about how a web-savvy designer broke the chains of hourly consulting and got their own bootstrapped software business launched and on to revenue that’s now a … Continue reading

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Lessons from my early-stage startup journey

Joe Gascoigne, founder at Buffer, offers up 10 lessons from my startup journey so far. There’s a lot to relate to and like in his advice. In my own startup journey, I’ve been three months in full-time bootstrap effort, so … Continue reading

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The Emerging Wisdom Revolution

The Emerging Wisdom Revolution shares some interesting innovations in social technologies. They describe the ‘reputation economy’ and ‘fluid democracy’ as new methods for organizing and collaborating in social institutions and societies. Social collaboration is based on key fundamentals that won’t … Continue reading

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Facebook is the next …

Facebook is the next … Google? Much-hyped IPO that went on to greater things? Netscape? Biggest IPO ever then a flameout? Facebook is the next … AOL? Possible, even likely. If you remember, AOL was the dominant Walled Garden that … Continue reading

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Plight of the American Engineer

Is President Obama Right About Engineers?, asks CIS. President Obama seems to be clueless as to the real plight of the unemployed and underemployed highly skilled, as his answer to a woman talking about her unemployed husband shows. He seems … Continue reading

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Towards a Grand Unified Theory of Computing Models

This high-falutin title represents a simple thought with respect to how to classify computer programming models. My GUT theory of computing models is this: All computing occurs on the basis of data, communications and processing. The programming models are likewise … Continue reading

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How to Make Wealth

Reading Paul Graham’s How to Make Wealth is probably worth more than an entire two semesters of learning economics. He concisely expresses why startups ‘work’ as wealth generators, and along the way explains how money is not wealth, why letting … Continue reading

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The right tools for the job

It’s said that a good craftsman doesn’t quibble with his tools, with the implication that it’s poor form to blame tools for mistakes. It would be better to say: “A good craftsman knows his tools.” In the craft of programming,  … Continue reading

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