The Implied Assumption of Success

One of the mental traps that I try to avoid is what I’m going to term “the implied assumption of success.” This trap occurs when entrepreneurs say something like, “If I raise $2 million instead of $500K, I’ll be able to get much farther, so I should raise $2 million.” The issue, of course, is … Continue reading The Implied Assumption of Success

The Mobile Gold Rush Has Just Begun

Mary Meeker is one of the few folks who was a leading figure during the first dot com boom who is still playing a similar role.  (Contrast her with Mark Andreesen, who back then was the wunderkind behind Netscape, and today is an elder statesman and VC) That’s actually a good thing, because she continues … Continue reading The Mobile Gold Rush Has Just Begun

Will Mobile Kill The Web? (Hell No)

Square honcho and legendary angel investor Keith Rabois said some provocative things about mobile versus web at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit: Keith Rabois, a startup veteran who’s now president and chief operating officer at Square, didn’t mince words today when he talked about the potential of mobile startups. He said “the website as you know … Continue reading Will Mobile Kill The Web? (Hell No)

Mobile Computing: A Wasted Opportunity

There’s a revolution brewing because of mobile computing, but it might never get off the ground. Thanks to Steve Jobs, we’re now making computers so small and portable that they can be used anywhere–like right now, as I stand in line at Nordstrom Rack (Editor’s note: This blog post was written on 12/23/2010). All of … Continue reading Mobile Computing: A Wasted Opportunity