In a trenchant comment on “Secretly Admiring,” Victor Lighthill writes: Not to disrespect Ron Rivest or Credentica’s Stefan Brands, but patenting your ideas in crypto is, historically, a great way to ensure that it takes them 15 years to go from concept to use. While there may be important grains of truth in this, and…Read More New Products, Emerging From Chaos
The other day on “On Point,” I heard some astoundingly clear exposition of executive management, in the words of Dr. Bernadine Healy, the former CEO of the Red Cross. The program, Examining The Red Cross was promoted as: When 9/11 came, the Red Cross was there — with mountains of Americans’ donations and support for…Read More Managing and the Red Cross
Tom Ptacek’s blog is full of smart people introducing themselves, and their new company, Matasano. They’re talking about the new mix, which is to be consultants while you build your startup and look for funding. I hope that Window, Dave, and Jeremy all get the blogging bug. Heck, I hope Dino does too, because with…Read More Hey, Look, It's Matasano!
I’d like to draw attention to venture capitalist Brad Feld’s post, “Doing Good By Doing Well:” I’ve strongly encouraged my portfolio companies to incorporate “philanthropic activities” into their businesses early in their life. I don’t advocate any particular focus – I simply encourage founders and leadership teams to think about what they can do to…Read More Speaking of Ethical: Brad Feld on Philanthropy
NewsGator Technologies has acquired NetNewsWire, along with Ranchero Software founder Brent Simmons. Simmons joins NewsGator as product architect. I discovered this via Brent’s NetNewsWire, and am blogging it with his MarsEdit. See the interview with Brent and Greg Reinacker. For consistency’s sake, I ought to be confusing Newsgator with someone else.Read More Congrats to Brent Simmons
Adam Sah (hi Adam!) has a great page of startup advice I hadn’t seen before. Presentations from RECon are now online. The University of Connecticut will be offering a Masters in Homeland Security. That’s a database I’d like to steal. Thanks to Chris Walsh for pointing it out. I’ve been meaning to followup on Juxtaposition’s…Read More Small Bits: Adam Sah on Startups, RECon, Irony and Biometrics