Passion and Your Career

March 30, 2008

I’ve been reflecting on a few recent conversations with some former colleagues lately. Inevitably, the conversations always turn to career goals. This is a common theme in mid-career professionals and roughly those in their late 20’s/early 30’s. Why? Most mid-career types have been in the workforce for a few years, say 5 to 10, and [...]

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Bringing Down the House

March 8, 2008

One of my favorite books, Bringing Down the House, is finally getting released on the silver screen. For those who don’t know, it’s based on the true story of some MIT card counters that took on the casinos. Exciting read. Definitely check it out.
Here’s info on the movie at IMDB.

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NY Giants Win!!!

February 3, 2008

The Giants just won the Super Bowl. Wow, what a game! The whole team played great – the entire defense, Eli, David Tyree, Steve Smith, the list goes on and on. Overall a great win. I’ve been waiting for this for quite a while.

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Teams vs. Markets

December 27, 2007

Would you rather invest in or build a startup around a great team or a great market? Obviously, it would be advantageous to have both, but that’s usually the exception. It’s a question that’s been debated for quite some time in the Startup / VC world, and doesn’t have a clearcut answer. For this post, [...]

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On-Demand Business Intelligence

December 23, 2007

One of the most exciting developments within Business Intelligence (BI) software is the emergence of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or On-Demand solutions. More and more vendors are offering their software via an on-demand model. SaaS has touched virtually every category of BI, including but not limited to analytics, dashboards, data mining and data warehousing. Customers want shorter [...]

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Amazon’s Kindle

November 21, 2007

You’ve probably heard by now about Amazon’s new e-book reader the Kindle. While it’s not very aesthetically pleasing it does come with some great features. The free EVDO wireless connection is by far the best feature and sets the tone for other devices in the space. Some interesting tidbits include: E Ink display technology (600×800 [...]

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Amazon Web Services

November 9, 2007

This week I attended a meetup in Philadelphia that featured Jeff Barr from Amazon Web Services. Jeff talked about his personal experience and some exciting things that people are building using S3 and EC2. Most of us have heard of S3, Amazon’s scalable storage infrastructure. Pricing is $0.15 per gigabyte/month. Growth has been tremendous with [...]

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Ad-Supported Enterprise Software

October 19, 2007

Why isn’t B2B or Enterprise Software free and ad-supported? Historially, there has been a number of reasons. First, the number of end users is likely to be smaller within the enterprise. Second, enterprise software is much more costly. You need to build the product, hire sales people and support the product. We’ll explore this further [...]

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Open LinkedIn – It’s coming … sort of

October 12, 2007

The NYT reported today that LinkedIn does indeed plan to open up its API – sort of. Any companies looking to build applications will have to get approved by LinkedIn first. Also, they are focusing on business applications with obviously some kind of revenue sharing. Nevertheless, this is great news and will help increase adoption [...]

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E-signature Software

August 1, 2007

This is an introductory post on electronic signature or e-signature software. I’d like to preface this post by saying that I have not spoken to many entrepreneurs in this space, and would be happy to include comments/interviews for a follow-up post concerning business models, market challenges, industry-specific solutions and a detailed technology review.

Let’s start [...]

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