Doing Business in 2006

I just read an interesting report called Doing Business in 2006: Creating Jobs. The World Bank published the report, and you can download it here. Here’s a description of the report: Doing Business in 2006: Creating Jobs is the third in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those [...]

By |2015-03-17T09:55:49-07:00July 31st, 2006|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Management|Tags: |0 Comments

Book Preview: iWoz

Gina Smith, the co-author of the upcoming autobiography called iWoz, provided me with a copy so that I could read it and provide a blurb. The book is slated for shipping in November, 2006, but there’s nothing wrong with a little pre-release publicity. After all, it will probably be out BV (Before Vista), and everyone [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:26:39-07:00May 30th, 2006|Categories: Innovation|Tags: |29 Comments

The Top Ten Lies of Corporate Partners

In a manner of speaking, I’m running out of lies to tell. So far I’ve taken care of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, engineers, and marketers. The target of this posting is “corporate partners.” (You might find a previous posting, “The Art of Partnering” interesting.) These are the large, infinitely rich, and high brand-recognition companies that supposedly [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:26:55-07:00May 14th, 2006|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Automotive review: Audi Q7

Have you ever cleaned out the pockets of an old pair of pants and found a couple of twenty dollar bills all crumpled up, just waiting to be spent? Sometimes you can get the same feeling by receiving an unexpected email. For instance, a few weeks ago someone from Audi USA sent an email to [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:27:14-07:00May 5th, 2006|Categories: Cool Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

A few changes

I've been tweaking my blog for the past few days. Just wanted to let you know: Check the siderail under my picture. My buddy Mike Johnston wrote a script that displays my Technorati rank plus the number of links I need to get into the top ten. I've found out that caring so blatantly about [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:27:24-07:00May 3rd, 2006|Categories: Blogging|Tags: |0 Comments

The Top Ten Lies of Engineers

After a several month hiatus, I would like to return to my top-ten lies series. So far, I've covered entrepreneurs and VCs, Today's topic is the top ten lies of engineers. 1. “We're about to go into beta testing.” This is a meaningless statement because it doesn't matter when you go into beta testing--what matters [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:27:33-07:00April 27th, 2006|Categories: Innovation|Tags: |92 Comments

The First 100 Days: Observations of a Nouveau Blogger

I've been a blogger for a whopping 100 days, and it's been a delightful and educational experience. Some readers (Omer Trajman, in particular) asked me share my observations about my blogging experience, so here goes: 1. The more popular a person thinks he is in the blogosphere, the thinner his skin and the thicker his [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:27:49-07:00April 11th, 2006|Categories: Blogging|Tags: |Comments Off on The First 100 Days: Observations of a Nouveau Blogger

Call for Topics

Please send ideas for topics and questions that you'd like me to cover here. I need to know what you want to know. I can't say I'm qualified to do them all, but like my mother used to say, “You don't get if you don't ask.” I could also use about 5,000 links in my [...]

By |2015-03-17T10:01:47-07:00March 30th, 2006|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Technorati 100

I made the Technorati 100 today. Thanks, everyone, for your linking, comments, and evangelism! I only need 5,000 more sites to link to be in the top ten! (This is a picture of David Sifry, Technorati's CEO, giving me a tshirt to commemorate breaking into the top 100.) Guy

By |2015-03-17T10:01:53-07:00March 23rd, 2006|Categories: Blogging|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Prevent a Bozo Explosion

It's depressing to watch a mean, lean, fighting machine of a company deteriorate into mediocracy. In Silicon Valley we call this process the “bozo explosion.” This downward slide seems inevitable after a company achieves success--often during the years immediately following an IPO. The purpose of this article is to prevent, or at least postpone, this [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:28:29-07:00February 26th, 2006|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |105 Comments

First–and Last–Guy’s Blog’s Loop’s Photo Winners

Much to my delight, dozens of you have posted your picture to my loop of blog readers. In your honor, I am presenting the first and last “Guy's Blog's Loop's Photo Winners.” (You know I love top ten lists, but I couldn't reduce the number of categories.) I didn't plan to select “winners” when I [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:29:17-07:00January 23rd, 2006|Categories: Blogging, Books, Cool Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs

(Since I've antagonized the venture capital community with last week's blog, I thought I would complete the picture and “out” entrepreneurs to begin this week. The hard part about writing this blog was narrowing down these lies to ten. Luckily, my partner, Bill Reichert, had already documented this list of the top ten lies of [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:29:35-07:00January 8th, 2006|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists

Venture capitalists are simple people: we've either decided to invest, and we are convincing ourselves that our gut is right (aka, “due diligence”) or there's not a chance in hell. While we may be simple, we're not necessarily forthcoming, so if you think it's hard to get a “yes” out of venture capitalist, you should [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:29:38-07:00January 5th, 2006|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments
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