How To Write An Effective Answer On Quora: Communications 101


I write a bit more about how entrepreneurs can protect their ideas here: Spilling The Beans. As described in Buzz Kill , many college-educated professionals tend to write at a level that is uncomfortable for most people (including college graduates) to read.

Origin Code Academy Rolls Out Free Programming Intro Course Online


San Diego-based "code school" Origin Code Academy said this morning that it has rolled out a new, online-only, free course on programming and the basics of writing code. According to the boot camp operator, the free course is aimed at anyone interested in preparing to attend its program, or anyone interested in the basics of coding--to determine if coding is something for them or not.

Course 100

Framework Benchmarks


write(HelloDbResponse.mapper.writeValueAsString(worlds)); } catch (IOException ex) { } } }); return response; }. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry. Please also check out the most recent entries. March 28, 2013. Framework Benchmarks.

SBIR/STTR Phase I Grant Proposal Course

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 -- SBIR/STTR Phase I Grant Proposal Course. This one-day, 8-hour intensive course provides an overview of the SBIR and STTR funding process and helps individuals prepare to write a comprehensive grant proposal. See [link] (more

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Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

TechCrunch LA

Google, of course, is interested in bringing these workloads to its cloud and it has made a concerted effort to bring the Hollywood studios to its Cloud Platform.

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Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

It’s obvious that we can be too late to these decisions of course. Start writing down predictions about people, companies, and markets. If — and it’s a big if of course — they can do that on the cheap, then why should an LP care at all?

Innovation and Geography


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? Of course, thats probably even more true in Silicon Valley. that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny.

CTO 150

Frameworks Round 1


write(HelloDbResponse.mapper.writeValueAsString(worlds)); } catch (IOException ex) { } } }); return response; }. You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks. We have since posted a second round and third round that each include community-contributed updates.

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack


To my surprise, when I told the Dean that I was learning nothing from the Core courses, he simply asked me what I wanted to take. I have included UCSB’s catalog course numbers in the event a student is interested in learning more about a particular class.

Mangling JSON numbers


We should write an alternative to JSON.stringify that produces an exact representation of our number.” If we need to produce JSON from JavaScript, of course we expect that JSON.stringify will be involved. We can no longer write Mustache or Handlebars templates like this: {{! We can no longer write functions like this: function updateEmailAddress(user, newEmail) { // Oops, we failed for user #2^62!

Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?


Of course, we are speaking of increased valuation of your company when we speak of “wealth.” This risk can be mitigated by finding a customer willing to purchase as soon as a proven model is completed, and willing to state this in writing.

Will your company’s sale be celebration or silence?


And finally, there are the thirty-plus sad exits that were complete write-offs for the investors, sometimes regaining some portion of note-holder or creditor money in the process. Of course, a “big hit” successful outcome is preferable for all.

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How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

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On my most important ones I spend as much time figuring out what to cut out as I do putting into the writing of it. Many people write email without a “call to action” or reason they’re writing the email. Write to one person at a time.

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The lion and the ant: A managerial lesson


So the lion recruited a cockroach who had extensive experience as a supervisor and who was famous for writing excellent reports. He also needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports. The Ant of course “Because she showed lack of motivation and had a negative attitude.”.

Niche marketing works. Here’s how.


Of course not. Here’s a quick nod to the folks at Colour Graphics for urging me to write this insight. Close. How many of us throw away marketing dollars because our paid efforts reach an audience that is much larger than the target or niche audience we need to reach?

My story: Fail locally, one customer at a time.


It’s good advice; the theory being that entrepreneurs can discover the flaws in their business models sooner, make course corrections and move in a more favorable direction. By Frank Peters.

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Why Titles Matter a Lot if You’re a Blogger

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When I first started writing this blog several years ago I had less followers than you have right now. But the realist in me knew I couldn’t write daily nor could I convince you to think to check out my blog with regularity.

How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks

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I thought I’d write a post about how to talk about valuation at a startup and give you some sense of what might be on the mind of the person considering funding you. This is part of a series I’ve been writing on fund raising.

What Can You Do if a VC Pulls Their Term Sheet?

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I’m just writing verbatim what I wrote in a Quora response years ago. Of course you should eventually warn other entrepreneurs you know 1-1 in private. What Can You Do if a VC Pulls Their Term Sheet? I was asked to answer this exact question on Quora and I did so some time ago.

Why Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

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It’s not hard to find people willing to write the narrative that “venture capital is not an asset class” or “venture capital has performed terribly.” I hope to publish that deck and a full write up in the next 10 days in partnership with Dan Primack at Fortune (if my write up doesn’t suck, I guess ;-)). Of course the concentration of capital in growth firms and the intense competition to fund the best deals leads to some risks.

Why Confidence is So Important in Fund Raising

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Of course you have to be careful with this. Of course if they did some initial work and were leaning in to make an investment then we’d spend time helping them. There is a delicate balance between confident and arrogant and of course the former is what you want.

Pragmatism with Flavor


Although we spend plenty of time researching and developing with new technologies based on desire and need, we don't want our clients to be guinea pigs (unless that's the nature of their business, of course). You're in the thick of it and about to write a small chunk of server-side code. Project needs vary, of course, so technology chemistries vary in turn. but getting work done requires shutting down the news feed and writing code.

Putting an End to the Dark Ages of Local Businesses

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She entered you reservation by writing in a time slot in a paper calendar and you were in. Of course you now book when you want and even choose your restaurant based on availability at the time / day you want and you can book on your mobile phone at 2am or 8pm.

Course 354

What Makes a Great Independent Board Member?

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Of course there is usually an inverse relationship between how senior the person is, how much time they have available and on the other side how much time they’ll spend helping you and getting involved in details. I really like it when independent directors write a check into the company.

Rapper Azealia Banks’ claims to have the inside track on Elon Musk’s Tesla take-private drama

TechCrunch LA

At this point, yes, of course we reached out for comment. A spokesperson for Musk responded to a request for comment in an email, writing, “With regard to your question about drug use, as a spokesman for Elon this is ‘total nonsense’ – additionally, ‘Elon has never even met Ms.

Who Should be on Your Startup Board?

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Of course it happens all the time?—?especially Of course. One of the things that founders have the most angst about is whom they should have on their board and at what stage of the business.

The Silent Benefits of PR

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It is possible, of course, to recruit great people as an underground startup but it is 10x easier when qualified candidates whom you may not even know read about your company and are excited by your vision. Ironic, of course.

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How I Got the Monkey Off My Back – Today Was a Good Day

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As a result I didn’t write my first venture capital check until March 2009 – exactly 5 years ago. I divided success into the phases of venture capital and 18 months into writing my first check here was my view (details on each in the link above).

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How I Promise You One of the Most Meaningful Days of Your Life

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Defy has graduated 1,100 prisoners upon release who have created 150 businesses that now employe 350 people — many of them ex Defy Graduates And of course Defy has a post-release program to help with reentry into a society not geared towards helping with recovery.

How to Know if You Have ADD and What to Do About It

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Of course you should go on your own journey of discovery. I have checked Twitter at least 10 times during the writing of this post so far and Facebook 3 times. I can’t write a blog post and then wait 3 days to publish. I write my presentations the night before.

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Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

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If you’re a technology startup you need to excel at product, of course. Of course once submitted you could send out links to your friends and ask them to upvote your content and that would help. Of course reciprocity matters so they would all leap into action.

The Morning After. What Have We Done?

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As of this morning Clinton still holds a lead in the popular vote but even that as I write is only by 0.2% And I want to blame Clinton for using that damn email server but of course I know if it weren’t that it would just have been something else. Of course we need to do this.

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Can You Build Your Business on Somebody Else’s Platform?

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But of course customers will have to do some technical work to migrate products and will lose DataSift functionality that Twitter / Gnip does not possess directly. Of course we’re also showing them the power and size of Facebook data along with our dozens of other sources.

Why We Must Have Zero Tolerance for Sexual Misconduct in Venture Capital

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I titled this post “We Must Have Zero Tolerance in Venture Capital” but of course I could just say “zero tolerance anywhere” because that’s true. Of course we want to make sure there’s enough evidence lest we are guilty of a mob-like response.

Making Sure You Are Ready to Begin Building Your MVP


They look at the following high level definition of Lean: and they interpret that as write up an executive summary with your ideas and hand it to developers to build. Correct your course quickly.