On the Market. This is a really interesting peek inside the world of fine art auctions and trading at Sotheby’s Inc.
What if a little site you love doesn’t have a business model? Yell at the developers! Explain that you are tired of good projects folding and are willing to pay cash American dollar to prevent that from happening. It doesn’t take prohibitive per-user revenue to put a project in the black. It just requires a number greater than zero.
maciej — Don’t Be A Free User.
What matters is that you get back to the basics — as my friend so eloquently stated — and focus on relieving stress. The hour away from work can greatly increase your productivity when you come back to the office more relaxed and fresh.
Use that hour to escape. For me, the only time I can disconnect my mind from my startup is when I go to the gym to play squash and to relax after the match in the steam room. Even when I’m sleeping, I dream of my startup, but thankfully I was able to find my escape, and know that I can go there when I need to.
Spencer Fry - Startups: Stress and Depression.
Hyperconnectivity makes informational asymmetries a thing of the past; every party to a transaction can negotiate a sale fully informed.
Mark Pesce - Hypereconomics.
The Rands Test. Fantastic set of questions to assess how your team, your company, and yourself are doing. Too good to pull out just one quote or point.
The Future of Work: What happens when talent trumps capital? It will be interesting to watch as large incumbent businesses come to rely upon software more heavily. This short post considers how they’ll maintain a high level when “who” matters more than “how much.”
Ethical Coffee Chain. A coffee company that’s different. You’re investing in a specific farmer and can even buy early shares in the company. Interesting concept.