Our Investment in Meerkat and the Power of Spontaneous Togetherness
Live video is one of the most powerful ways to bring people together when they are physically apart. It’s an…
I was speaking to a room full of MBA students two weeks ago about investing. One of the last questions was a common question I hear from business students: “how can I get into a startup without a technical background?”
The room seemed surprised by my answer. I said:
“forget you have an MBA and start hustling.”
A friend asked me how to think about investing in consumer opportunities really early — pre-launch and often pre-product. I said:
it’s really hard to predict exactly the combination of brand and features that will make users love and adopt something. It’s especially hard when you are looking with few to no early anecdotes, data, or feedback. But here are…
I’ve been thinking about tweetstorms recently and the idea of sharing a running thought stream vs a formalized and more structured post. I’ve been trying to grok what has made them so interesting for the tweeters (because now I see a lot of them) and why they tend to spark better conversations than most things on Twitter.
Last year, my resolution was simple “Give more attention”. The good news is thinking about this has become a constant in my life. I have made real progress on giving more attention to my family, to the people I work with and hope to work with, and more. Having a simple mantra turned out to much easier for me to stay resolved than a long list of…
Last year, for my 2013 resolutions I proposed 3 simple improvements. I’m doing ok by all 3 — being more patient, trying to be more present, and bettering my health. Well probably more work to do on my health. But I basically forgot these 3 resolutions by the time January ended.