A Hard Post to Write. Helping @MattLauzon Bring Justice

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He wanted me to read some information and if I felt both moved and comfortable he wondered whether I would retweet him. I used to write personal posts on these pages and I mentioned earlier in the year I would do so from time-to-time. Why do I feel compelled to write about this? The post A Hard Post to Write. I was contacted today by Matt Lauzon, the founder of Dunwello , who I had met previously when he was running his startup Gemvara.

Why You Don’t Want to Give Financial Information to All of Your Investors

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I have blogged about some of the downside consequences of the changes and the private information I have says the consequences are much worse than is reported in the press since few people publicly talk about. There’s another issue I can add to your list of things to be aware of – information rights. We are doing what we do – writing larger checks and playing an active role at the company. Protect your financial information wisely.

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

See Environment Details below for more information. write(HelloDbResponse.mapper.writeValueAsString(worlds)); } catch (IOException ex) { } } }); return response; }. We routinely use other frameworks on client projects and we want this data to inform our recommendations for new projects.

Mahalo: Our Writers Making Over $20,000 A Year

socalTECH

Jason Calacanis, the high profile founder of Santa Monica-based search engine Mahalo , claims that it now has a number of writers who are making over $20,000 a year writing freelance articles for the site. According to Calacanis, the firm is now paying $5 - $10 to writers to write articles for the site, and then splitting revenues from Google AdSense with those writers. Tags: mahalo calacanis jason search engine online writers freelance writing google adsense

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UX Workshops by Celebrated Author & Usability Expert, Eric Reiss

Tech Zulu Event

He is the author of various best selling books including Practical Information Architecture, Web Dogma ’06 and Usable Usability. October 14: Putting the content into content strategy – effective writing for interactive media. “Great presentation.

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application

TechEmpower

But for the rest of us, those of us lucky/unlucky enough to know we need high-performance, or are uncertain whether performance is a concern, and for whom I write the remainder of this article, performance should be on our minds early. “It was running fine.”

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Everything about Java 8

TechEmpower

At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress. There are too many of these to link, so see the ConcurrentHashMap javadocs for more information. It is essentially another way of writing Collections.newSetFromMap(new ConcurrentHashMap ()). It performs better than RRWL when used as a plain read-write lock. There are too many of these to link, so see the Arrays javadocs for more information.

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Mangling JSON numbers

TechEmpower

When we encounter a long , we can require that the number fits into a double without losing information. If no information would be lost, we serialize the long as usual and move on. If information would be lost, we throw an exception and cause serialization to fail. We should write an alternative to JSON.stringify that produces an exact representation of our number.” We can no longer write Mustache or Handlebars templates like this: {{!

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

TechCrunch LA

The new information, gleaned from recently unsealed court documents , provides new insight into the company’s past activities and what that might mean for its upcoming IPO. The Information reported that Bird has laid off between 4 to 5 percent of its workforce.

Announcing Projector?—?A Startup I’ve Been Excited to Tell You About for Years

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They had worked together as senior product manager and senior engineering leads at Twitter and identified a problem they saw in visual communication of information. The mission for the company is to to help people communicate clearly and memorably using visual information.

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Even a taste of ownership motivates employees.

Berkonomics

I discovered the power of ownership early in my management career, establishing an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), once popular as incentive compensation as well as a tax write-off for corporations and even a way to slowly transfer ownership of a company from the founders to the employees.

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5 Ways Poker Legend Annie Duke’s Brilliant Book Will Help You (And Your Startup) Make Better Decisions

InfoChachkie

When I saw World Series Poker Champion Annie Duke speak in 2017, I was inspired to write an article describing some of her recruiting techniques. Resources must be committed before information is fully known. A version of this article previously appeared Forbes.

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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. It’s how we inform ourselves these days.

Love letter to a … battery backup.

Berkonomics

After downloading the software, suddenly my computer began telling me information I never had before – the percent charge of the battery, the number of watts my system was drawing, the minutes of battery runtime available during a blackout, the variation in voltage coming from my utility.

Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?

Berkonomics

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. Of course, we are speaking of increased valuation of your company when we speak of “wealth.”

Everyone wants to leave a legacy.

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] I used to receive a list of birthdays for the next month from my assistant, culling the information from the corporate books spanning offices in many countries. Be honest now. Have you ever thought of what legacy you’ll leave behind?

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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How to Prepare for a Board Meeting to Make Sure you Crush It

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Most board meetings are administrative updates that accomplish very little other than inform board members about the performance of the company since the last board meeting. People debate the information you put in front of them.

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How To Make (Almost) Anything Go Viral

InfoChachkie

To make his point that the message matters more than messenger, Professor Berger writes, “…think about a forest fire. The more we care about a piece of information or the more we’re feeling physiologically aroused, the more likely we pass something on.”.

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How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks

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One of the hardest things about the fund-raising process for entrepreneurs is that you’re trying to raise money from people who have “asymmetric information.” Each new investor knows that the people who have the MOST asymmetric information on your performance are the previous round investors.

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. We trade in information all day. 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.

From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

InfoChachkie

I said, ''Hey, listen were going to start writing this newsletter and it''s going to highlight our trials and tribulations, our failures and our successes. If you want to be kept informed just send me an email and let me know that you''re in, and that was it.

Why You’re Not Getting the Most out of Your Board

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Every time I think to write a post about this I figure the most recent board meeting I’ve attended will think it’s about them so I don’t bother. So I’m going to write a series of board meetings posts unrelated to anybody or maybe an amalgamation of them all.

Brad Feld: Secrets To A Successful Startup Life (Hint – Creating Wealth Ain’t Everything)

InfoChachkie

Brad is in the midst of writing a series of startup-oriented books. When writing Startup Life , Brad noted that he and Amy''s primary goal was to avoid a YARB (Yet Another Relationship Book). The writing in the book and the boundaries and the context of that were interesting.

Above all, consider the corporate gate keeper.

Berkonomics

Just remember, selling can be a strip–tease in which you reveal very little in the name of confidentiality, making it appear to be valuable comparative information. Let me reinforce this: never reveal competitive information to gain access or advantage.

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What Makes a Great Independent Board Member?

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A Good Mentor Being a founder of startup is a lonely experience because you’re constantly faced with hard decisions that need to be made with incomplete information and many of the decisions can be very consequential and you have limited people from whom you can get input.

A Deep Dive into What Has Really Changed in Venture Capital

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These have the benefit to VCs of not cross-collateralizing returns and to LPs of being able to know the underlying asset before they write the check. If you get into a high-growth company and you have asymmetric information on how the management team is performing?—?this

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.” This year an associate from Upfront Ventures – Glenn Poppe – helped me pull together more information about how our industry is changing.

Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

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When you raise money from investors you produce information that you are told they want and care about: A fund-raising deck that articulates your company strategy, plans, team, market, competitors and so forth. If “no” then you know it’s a waste to send the information.

Some Quick Sage Advice for Young Employees Early in Their Careers

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On his first day of work my wife was kind enough to write down words of wisdom from her years on the job. I don’t write about Tania very often – mostly at her request. With a tiny bit of ghost writing from me.

Brad Feld Shares His Secrets To A Successful Startup Life

InfoChachkie

Brad is in the midst of writing a series of startup-oriented books. When writing Startup Life , Brad noted that he and Amy''s primary goal was to avoid a YARB (Yet Another Relationship Book). The writing in the book and the boundaries and the context of that were interesting.

The Full Dataset on What VCs are Thinking About Funding in 2016

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We use this try to draw some context that informs our funding decisions. Every year we try to write up and publish our thoughts publicly both to help other investors & entrepreneurs and also to test our thoughts in the public market of ideas.

Citysearch Launches iPhone App

socalTECH

The new app, available in the Apple App Store, allows users to write reviews and access content from Citysearch. West Hollywood-based Citysearch, which operates online guides to local areas, said Thursday afternoon that it has launched an application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Citysearch said the new app uses the iPhone's location-based technology to identify local restaurants, hotels, shops, and other businesses near to users. The application is free for users.

What Should You Send a VC Before Your Meeting?

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One of the hardest things to know when you’re new to fund raising is what you’re supposed to send to an investor, when and will they keep your information confidential.

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What The Heck Are My Startup Options Worth?

InfoChachkie

To this end, politely and persistently ask the following questions until you obtain enough information to estimate each of the variables in the formulas shown below. Once you obtain the answers to the above question, you will have enough information solve the following four equations.