Ten Questions with Moira Gunn: How Does an Internet Babe* Make the Leap to Biotech?

Moira Gunn hosts Tech Nation and its popular segment BioTech Nation, which airs weekly on over 200 public radio stations, on the NPR channels on Sirius Satellite Radio, internationally on American Forces Radio International, and to anyone, anywhere over the Internet. Originally a computer scientist and engineer, Moira started BioTech Nation rather unexpectedly in the [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:42+00:00 July 30th, 2007|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|Tags: |10 Comments

Reality Check: Slidecasting by Slideshare.net

Slidecasting by SlideShare.net enables you to synchronize PowerPoint slides and audio files. To create a slidecast, you upload slides to SlideShare.net. The audio file is hosted anywhere on the web. Then you link the slides and audio by using an online synchronization tool. When you play the slidecast, the audio is streamed from its location [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:45+00:00 July 28th, 2007|Categories: Books, Uncategorized|Tags: |19 Comments

Testers Wanted: Truemors for Friends

We’ve begun testing Truemors For Friends (TFF), and we could use some outside testers. Our Facebook version enables you to spread news, rumors, and gossip within the Facebook community. You can also share pictures, and links with your friends and see their pictures in each posting and comment. TFF is very different from Truemors.com. Our [...]

By | 2015-03-17T09:35:48+00:00 July 26th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff|19 Comments

How to Write a Business Plan: Ten Questions with Tim Berry

I work in the surreal world of Silicon Valley where venture capitalists fund companies based on PowerPoint pitches and executive summaries. My friend Tim Berry rightfully pointed that business plans still serve an important role in "the rest of the world." He's right, and he should know because he's the president of Palo Alto Software, [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:47+00:00 July 23rd, 2007|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: |37 Comments

Disabled by Facebook

I feel as if there’s a force field that’s sucking me deeper and deeper into Facebook. (Although there was a temporary setback when my account was disabled for excessive evangelism, if-you-know-what-I-mean.) The whole Facebook apps thing was the crowning touch. Facebook as a “platform” is the most interesting development platform since Macintosh. To wit, I [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:49+00:00 July 19th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff|73 Comments

Now You Can “Rule the Web”

Would you like to rule the web? Mark Frauenfelder’s new book will help you do exactly that. I thought I knew about most of the cool stuff on the web, but thirty pages into this book it was clear to me that I was deluding myself. Mark is the founding editor of BoingBoing.net and editor [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:51+00:00 July 18th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff|24 Comments

Three Cool Things…

Just came across three cool projects/sites that I have found very useful: Snap Shots plugin for Firefox. If you use Firefox, this is an essential plugin. It enables you to place your cursor over a link and see a snapshot of the web page. This used to require that the site implement some Javascript on [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:53+00:00 July 15th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff|33 Comments

Ten Questions with Jeffrey Pfeffer

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He is the author or co-author of twelve books.Dr. Pfeffer received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from Stanford. He began his career at the business school at the University [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:56+00:00 July 13th, 2007|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Human Capital|42 Comments

uStream Appearance

On Thursday I'll be appearing live (as opposed to dead?) on uStream. The details are: 2:00 pm Pacific time July 12th Click here to go to the site. Hope you can join me. It's going to be a freewheeling discussion about venture capital, entrepreneurship, Truemors, and anything else you want!

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:59+00:00 July 10th, 2007|Categories: Entrepreneurship|13 Comments

Mashup 2007 Conference

On July 16th and 17th my buddy Anastasia Goodstein is running a conference called Mashup 2007. The topic of the conference is marketing technology to teenagers. Here are the agenda and list of speakers (I volunteered, but she said I was too old...). July 16th and 17th Hotel Nikko San Franciso, California The teenage market [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:20:01+00:00 July 9th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff, Events|10 Comments

The Nine Best Story Lines for Marketing

Lois Kelly is the author of Beyond Buzz: The Next Generation of Word-of-Mouth Marketing. This is her explanation of the top nine types of stories that people like to talk about. If you’re pitching your company to investors, customers, partners, journalists, vendors, or employees and you don’t use at least one of these story lines, [...]