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Table of Contents

  1. November 2009
    1. Information security – are we experiencing a Pax Romana?
    2. Presenting Founder Collective
    3. Pitch yourself, not your idea
    4. The importance of institutional redundancy
    5. Most popular posts
  2. December 2009
    1. Some thoughts on SEO
    2. New Hunch interface
    3. Does a VC’s brand matter?
    4. Welcoming Jimmy Wales to Hunch
    5. Why did Skype succeed and Joost fail?
    6. 20×200: democratizing art
    7. Search and the social graph
    8. Google’s feature creep
    9. Anatomy of a bad search result
    10. Google should open source what actually matters: their search ranking algorithm
    11. Why the web economy will continue growing rapidly
    12. Are people more willing to pay for digital goods on mobile devices?
    13. What’s the right amount of seed money to raise?
    14. What’s strategic for Google?
  3. January 2010
    1. The next big thing will start out looking like a toy
    2. Speculation on Apple’s purchase of Quattro Wireless
    3. Shutting down
    4. Security through diversity
    5. Collective knowledge systems
    6. Will people pay for the New York Times online?
    7. Techies and normals
    8. How to disrupt Wall Street
    9. Incumbents
    10. Should Apple be more open?
    11. Being friendly has become a competitive advantage in VC
    12. Institutional failure
    13. Why you should put the new Hunch badge on your website
  4. February 2010
    1. The NYC tech scene is exploding
    2. Howard Lindzon interview
    3. Backing out of a term sheet
    4. Selling to enterprises
    5. Every time an engineer joins Google, a startup dies
    6. Some thoughts on the “geo stack”
    7. Don’t be creative about the wrong things
    8. A massive misallocation of online advertising dollars
    9. It’s not East Coast vs West Coast, it’s about making more places like the Valley
  5. March 2010
    1. News is a lousy business for Google too
    2. The importance of investor signaling in venture pricing
    3. Developing new startup ideas
    4. Stickiness is bad for business
    5. Capitalism just like Adam Smith pictured it
  6. April 2010
    1. Size markets using narratives, not numbers
    2. Underhyping your startup
    3. Twitter and third-party Twitter developers
    4. The tradeoff between open and closed
  7. May 2010
    1. Old VC firms: get ready to be disrupted
    2. Facebook, Zynga, and buyer-supplier hold up
    3. Facebook is about to try to dominate display ads the way Google dominates text ads
    4. While Google fights on the edges, Amazon is attacking their core
  8. June 2010
    1. Money managers should pay the same tax rates as everyone else
    2. There are three New York Cities
    3. Steve Jobs single-handedly restructured the mobile industry
    4. Inside versus outside financings: the nightclub effect
    5. Designing products for single and multiplayer modes
    6. Pivoting
    7. Builders and extractors
    8. Competition is overrated
  9. July 2010
    1. It’s not that seed investors are smarter – it’s that entrepreneurs are
    2. Graphs
  10. August 2010
    1. The bowling pin strategy
    2. Good bizdev cannibalizes itself
    3. Converts versus equity deals
  11. September 2010
    1. Howard Lindzon’s “Web is Dead” series
    2. Web services should be both federated and extensible
    3. If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough
    4. The segmentation of the venture industry
  12. October 2010
    1. The “ladies’ night” strategy
    2. Online privacy: what’s at stake
    3. You need to use social services to understand them
    4. Instrumenting the offline world
  13. November 2010
    1. Timing your startup
    2. The interoperability of social networks
  14. December 2010
    1. The “thin edge of the wedge” strategy
  15. January 2011
    1. Predicting the future of the Internet is easy: anything it hasn’t yet dramatically transformed, it will.
  16. February 2011
    1. Selling pickaxes during a gold rush
    2. The importance of predictability for platform developers
  17. March 2011
    1. Graphs presentation
    2. SEO is no longer a viable marketing strategy for startups
    3. Founder Stories
    4. A few points about the “tech bubble” debate
  18. April 2011
    1. App store shenanigans
    2. A weird thing that happened and a note to the future
    3. Some thoughts on incumbents
    4. Google’s social strategy
    5. Showing up

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