Frameworks Round 2


Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. The response was tremendous. We received comments, recommendations, advice, criticism, questions, and most importantly pull requests from dozens of readers and developers.

How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

Both Sides of the Table

CEO transparency. It almost sounds uncontroversial. A CEO should tell her staff everything! Right? Right?!? Of course not. It’s a hard topic to write about because it’s almost an accepted norm that total transparency is good. It is not.

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Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs


A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Someone on Quora recently asked me to answer the following question: Why Do Digital Entrepreneurs Hate MBAs? As I stated in my Quora answer, "hate" is the wrong word.

Could you answer these tough investor questions?


By: Arthur Lipper. In the process of raising funds to create and develop a business, entrepreneurs make many statements to those they seek to attract as investors.

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder


I did a presentation this week at Coloft that looked at how Non-Technical Founders can go about getting their MVP built. It had a passionate group of 50 people attending. I promised to do this post as a follow-up to the session to provide additional links and information.

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Does Best Buy Need a Restart?

Eric Greenspan

I continue to be fascinated with Best Buy. I am an absolute believer that this organization can rebuild its brand and re-establish a cult like following. Techies, geeks, nerds and the rest of us need a place to get our tech on.

More Trending


Tech Coast Venture Network

BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION. Friday, November 8, 2013 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Please join us for our annual fast-pitch competition offering entrepreneurs unprecedented opportunity to compete for funding, gain visibility and network with investors.

The Art of Building and Using an Effective Advisory Board

Technology Council

By Charles J. Curto, Managing Principal of Tech Coast Equity Group The Technology Council recently presented a panel discussion on advisory boards, The Art of Building and Using an Effective Advisory Board. The panel was chaired by Feyzi Fatehi, CEO of Corent Technology. Wayne Pinnell, Managing Partner of Haskell & White, Mark Monaghan, Business Growth Specialist and Managing Principal of [.]. Business Entrepreneurs Management board entrepreneurs Events

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Framework Benchmarks


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. How much does your framework choice affect performance? The answer may surprise you.

Frameworks Round 4


We’ve posted Round 4 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of many web application frameworks and platforms. As with previous rounds, the developer community has contributed several additional frameworks for Round 4, bringing the total to 57!

Frameworks Round 1


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. Check out the new stand-alone framework benchmarks site if you are interested in the latest and most accurate data.

A Post Startup Execs Should Forward to Your Spouse or Partner. 12 Tips for Making it Work

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote a post about how to manage relationships when you’re at a startup or are busy executive. It was based on an excellent book I had just read by Brad Feld & Amy Batchelor (his wife).

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Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period


A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. I am writing this article while sitting on a rooftop deck, overlooking the ocean in Baja, Mexico.

Include your labor value in your plan.


Investors love it when entrepreneurs draw little or no money from their startups. It extends the cash available for research and other necessary fixed costs and gives the fragile, young company more “runway” to get to breakeven.

Investors, MVPs and Evidence of Traction


Yesterday, I was talking to a startup founder about their MVP and they said something that finally got me to write this post: "I have a few investors interested but they want to see a product."

The Holstee Manifesto

Eric Greenspan

Holstee Manifesto. This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.

Los Angeles Targets Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Orders Them To Leave


The City of Los Angeles--despite a successful, recent mayoral campaign focused on the city''s tech-friendly new major has just issued a cease and desist to Uber , Lyft , and Sidecar , three smartphone driven ride services who have been serving the area''s high tech savvy residents.

Framework Benchmarks Round 8


Merry Christmas web framework performance aficionados! What better way to celebrate the holidays than by cheering on your favorites as they race through a variety of application fundamentals in the biggest web platform grudge match of the season? We certainly can''t think of anything more festive.

Do You Know Your Professional Brand? How Your Brand Influences Your Success

Technology Council

By Charles J. Curto, Managing Principal of Tech Coast Equity Group At a meeting of the Technology Council’s Entrepreneur Society, Susan Howington, CEO of the outplacement firm Power Connections, presented Do You Know Your Professional Brand? How Your Brand Influences Your Success. Below are key take-aways from her presentation. Susan defined your professional brand as […]. Branding branding Events personal branding

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Frameworks Round 5


We have posted Round 5 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms. In this round, we''re very happy to announce that a community member has contributed tests for ASP.NET running on native Windows.

Frameworks Round 6


July marks the fourth month of our ongoing project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms.

Framework Benchmarks Round 7


Happy Halloween fans of web development frameworks! After a several-month hiatus, Round 7 of our project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms is available! Round 7 includes many new framework test implementations contributed by the community.

The One Word That Shouldn’t Exist in an Entrepreneur’s Vocabulary

Both Sides of the Table

The one word the best entrepreneurs never accept. I said it. Now let me walk you through a broader story because avoidance of the word in and of itself will seem cliche. Stay with me. When I was little I had a role model for entrepreneurship – my mom. She was a natural leader.

Startup Lessons From Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon


A version of this article previously appeared on Inc. Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon album ( DSOTM ) only reached #1 on the US charts for a single week. However, it remained in the Top 200 for an astounding 14 years and 3 months.

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Accurate assumptions lead to defendable plans


The biggest error in planning may not be spreadsheet calculation error. Or cost estimation. It is most often missed assumptions about the market, the competition, the speed of adoption, or other critical metrics you’ve researched, or selected, or even just guessed at to create your plan.

Making Sure You Are Ready to Begin Building Your MVP


I'm presenting Making Sure You Are Ready to Begin Building Your MVP next week at Coloft ( Details/Registration ).

Better Business Bureau vs. the Mafia

Eric Greenspan

The Better Business Bureau was created by and for business. It’s not a government agency. It once had a true purpose and provided protection to consumers. Today, in my opinion, it’s a business that makes its living off of coercing other businesses to become a member.

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How More Women Are Becoming Angel Investors, with Eva Yazhari


Venture and angel investing has long been considered a man''s world--with domination of the industry, executives, financiers, and others by men, with only a few exceptions.

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Frameworks Round 3


We''ve previously posted two rounds of results of benchmarking many web application platforms and frameworks. The community''s response remains strong! We have really enjoyed your comments, advice, questions, criticism, and pull requests.

Everything about Java 8


The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. This next iteration of the JDK is currently scheduled for general availability in September 2013. At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress. Language features and APIs may still change. I'll do my best to keep this document up to date.

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