What are some of the worst pranks you or “your friend” pulled?
Seeking to angel invest in the best startup teams.
Promoting my own question because I want more people to read the excellent answerwrote.
Answer by Quentin Hardy:
2) I can’t speak for many aspects of what he thinks is true, but for sure, his cynical take on why journalists “freak out” (whatever that means across the work of a range of bloggers, broadcasters and online and print writers) shows he knows nothing about these people or what they do.
That is the subject I know best here. I assume the other points, which seem based more on buzz and personalities than business purposes, are equally competent.
Good piece. Not sure I agree but the discussion re: moats is particularly worthy of a closer look.
“We have vision, delusion and hallucination and I want to know which .” - quote anonymously attributed to Yahoo COO Henrique de Castro while an exec at Google.
Wow. Since Yahoo CFO Ken Johnson…
Please pick among Yahoo!, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Amazon, Pinterest, Apple, WordPress, GoDaddy, FourSquare or other company
Answer by Steve Blank:
No connection to the business model canvas, vague reference to agile development, pivot arrows but no explicit use of the word pivot. All fixed in the follow on book, “The Startup Owners Manual”
In April 2010, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull spewed great ash clouds into the sky and caused enormous disruptions to air travel in Europe. The eruptions are best remembered for this inconvenience, but photographer James Appleton managed to capture the event in a different way. In the weeks before the disturbances, a vulcanologist friend of his alerted him to the unfolding volcanic drama, and Appleton travelled straight to the Icelandic mountain before it was closed off. Risking his life to battle extreme cold, high winds, and seismic activity, Appleton captured a rare but gorgeous scene: the glowing lava from an Eyjafjallajökull fissure with the Northern Lights—Aurora Borealis—overhead. These are two very different light sources, so “the photograph needed parts of the scene selectively blocked for sections of the exposure to balance the contrast,” Appleton recalls. “A Mars bar wrapper came in handy for this!”