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.
What we told current Journalism majors about working at startups. Good advice for anyone in school right now. Numbers 1, 10, 12, and 22 are my favorites of the bunch.
How Tumblr Hired Its 3rd Employee. Cool little story about how Tumblr hired Marc LaFountain, their 3rd employee and head of customer support.
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.
Customers don’t patronize companies on the basis of the difficulty of the code or the unit test coverage percentage or whether you used Bodoni instead of Times New Roman on the home page. In fact I’ve made millions of dollars on companies with hideously ugly websites and buggy code. Those things are actually not the most important things. Real life is a startup contest too.
Jason Cohen – Startup Weekend pep talk: It ain’t the code.
Basically, to create anything meaningful in digital media, you need to think in terms of a product, not just a story.
Khoi Vinh – The end of client services.