Internet of things? Lights can go a long way. Philips hue.
Ran into this little cutie on Leather Lane.
Good ol mac.
LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field. Launched just a few hours ago on Kickstarter, the developers claim the super compact design is smaller than any other pen on the market and it can even be powered by the electricity from a USB port. It takes less than a minute t
I wish the promo video was a bit more succinct, nonetheless the results are amazing.
Originally asked on Quora. If you find yourself mostly thinking about balancing satisfaction versus virality, you’re probably doing it wrong. The Quora question
I found this article to be of great help when deciding which feature/narrative to develop for the next milestone. It’s good to think about which bucket your feature falls into regarding retention/product-market fit and/or user growth. Take a look at the value prop-viral matrix in the article.
Great video for entrepreneurs. Nate Blecharczyk of airbnb at Startup School 2013.
Time flies. As Jon Bradford (MD, Techstars) puts it, “It feels like you’ve been here forever, yet at the same time, time goes by so quickly.”
Last night, we had a round table (without the table), each going in circles sharing what was the one best thing that you’ve learned in the first month through Techstars. That moment, we all felt that camaraderie, a sense of belonging and kinship as fellow entrepreneurs, and as a fellow Techstars batch.
“If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks, and you’re putting in 100-hour workweeks, then, even if you’re doing the same thing, you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”
– Elon Musk (video)
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
– Muhammad Ali
I’ve always wondered why typical first-time employees go through something similar two to three years into their careers. You start to have doubts, feel like you are not growing fast anymore, find the temptation to jump to another company, or start studying again in a graduate school. I’ve felt it and many of my colleagues and friends have went through something similar. Some people call this (roughly translated) worker puberty, where one feels like she needs a big change in her career.
After working on my first startup for a bit more than four years, many of the entrepreneurs I’ve met seemed to have gone through something I’d like to call entrepreneur’s puberty. Assuming the pressure coming from doing a startup is bit more than that of a typical employee at a big firm, it seems like entrepreneur’s puberty hits a bit earlier in life — usually around 1.5 to 2 years into a startup.