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What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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The 30-minute interview of Jonah Peretti is here but my summary in the notes below. BuzzFeed. Others are skeptical, “Ha! But I digress.

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

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Before weighing in on the subject I would point out one thing that should be obvious to many of you – the iPhone was originally launched in 2007 in an exclusive partnership with AT&T and this was vital to both Apple and AT&T and was a hard negotiation throughout 2005 and 2006. Summary. Excite, MSN and eventually Google.

Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results

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There was a meme that started going around LPs around 2005 that “I’m not sure LA is really its own venture market” and some LPs actually believed that. Summary. I recently wrote about the three rules of sales. Why Buy Anything ? Why Buy Me? Why Buy Now? I call these NINAs (no influence, no authority). Why Buy Me?

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One Book Every Entrepreneur and VC Should Own

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I was significantly wiser by 2005 when I started my second company. This article originally ran on TechCrunch. read it. live it. Um, OK.

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How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

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We funded one in 2005 and lost a lot of money. Summary. CEO transparency. It almost sounds uncontroversial. Right? Right?!? It is not.

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Interview: Paige Craig, CEO BetterWorks


Paige is a gifted communicator and my summary does not do him justice. What follows is a summary which paraphrases Paige’s responses.

Brad Feld Drops Knowledge. Here’s What He Said …

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Or, as always, summary notes available below. In 2004 / 2005 I was starting to get intrigued with user-generated content. was starting.

Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

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I think you'll enjoy hearing him, but if you're in a rush check out the summary notes below. I'm a huge fan of this innovation. and

How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

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Sebastian’s Pamphlets If you’ve read my articles somewhere on the Internet, expect something different here. URI ≤ 139 characters!)