Thought For The Day: “There are four things I want you to make sure you understand are a priority: science, science, science, and science” Nancy Pelosi to Steve Ballmer

  • Predicting the next 5,000 days of the web
    Kevin Kelly video on where the web is headed. Premise, the first 5,000 days were unimaginable; next 5,000 require belief in the unimaginable. Everything will have the web embedded in it.
  • Lessons Learned
    Fantastic blog on the lessons offered by startups. Reminds me that we ought to be investing in startups, not failed businesses. Small Batches suggests that scaled procedures probably don’t result in quality improvements.
  • Resume of an Infographics Designer
    Amazing resume that defies databasing. It tells you what you need to know in a way that lends credibility to its author. Worth pondering. (Full view)
  • Fire Alarm Firings
    Did you hear the one about the layoffs conducted by fire alarm? The HR VP rang the fire alarm. If your badge still worked, you had continued employment. Turns out, it was an urban myth. Not yet captured by snopes, the urban myth database.
  • 25 Most Valuable Blogs
    “Large blogs with big “moats” got higher multiple that smaller ones. Recreating Huffington Post or TechCrunch would be extremely difficult, especially in a recession. Blogs with one founder who does most of the writing were given lower multiple because the presence of that single person is essential to the company’s value. Finally, blogs  which have been operating for a long time or have recently received funding received higher valuations because they are more likely to survive.”

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