All the Stuff We Think About

A New View for a New Year
Some events cause you to look back retrospectively on what got you there, others cause you to think about the future and dream about what's going to happen. But other events make you look forward and back at the same time. Few things stir your imagination and cause you to reminisce like moving. That feeling of putting your new key in the doorway or looking back once more before locking up an old...
More Entrepreneurs in the Near Future?
Wanting to start a business isn't the same thing as starting a business. However, having a very strong motivation to become an entrepreneur is an absolute first requirement. Inspiration and motivation are often more critical to success than the actual idea itself. I stumbled across this graph from the Global Entrepreneurship MonitorĀ (what, you don't surf labor stats for fun?) that shows the...
We must stand for universal human rights
The world has now had a few days to react to Twitter's recent announcement that they will selectively censor tweets based on the local laws of countries. The responses range from people saying that it's a non-issue to downright outrage. Twitter's actions are certainly well in line with other web titans like Google and Facebook when it comes to international freedom of speech issues. Twitter...
Who Benefits from Facebook’s $100B IPO?
Yesterday, Mashable published a piece on Facebook's potentially massive IPO. The numbers are absolutely astounding: if Facebook's IPO goes as expected, it will raise six times as much money as Google's. But even more incredibly, this will value the company at $100 billion. For some comparison, let's look at a corporate giant like Pfizer. It's currently valued at around $168 billion, which...
The Dangers of Startups
A bird chirps and I can hear the distant sound of a soft tropical rain. It's night there even though it's day here. One person is beginning their day and the other is exhausted. This is our morning/night meeting and we're on Skype. Later on, it's night on the other side of the world and apparently the mosquitoes are out in droves. And then the bats swoop in with their radar and I can...