Advice My Reading List (2019).
Jan 27, 2020 Uncategorized No comments yet After college, I resolved to read one book a month.
It can be fiction, non-fiction, technical, business-oriented, or whatever as the goal was to always be absorbing and digesting new ideas and information , even just for fun.
In more recent years, I’ve generally tried to read 3 per month which works great with a Kindle app and […] Read More>> O Come, All Ye Startups.
Dec 19, 2019 Uncategorized No comments yet A long time ago, I wrote tech parodies of Christmas songs and poems.
While it started with The Night Before Demo , it continued with The Night before Christmas, and Working in a Startup Wonderland.
This year, I bring you a darker take on venture capital .
If you’re not familiar with the tune, start this video […] Read More>> How Unprofitable Companies IPO .
Jun 05, 2019 Startup Economics No comments yet Disclaimer: In this post, I describe business models of tech companies where I hold positions.
Don’t use this to draw conclusions about any specific company or rationalize any particular investment.
Follow your own investment strategy, not some knucklehead with a blog.
In the last few years, we’ve seen a variety of major tech companies go […] Read More>> Let’s be honest.
Startups suck.
May 31, 2019 Startup Economics 3 comments Every day, you put yourself and your ideas out there and get shot down.
If you’re bad at it, you get shot down again and again until you finally give up.
If you’re good at it, you get shot down again and again until you get to something that works.
Fundamentally, they’re not that different.
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Mar 28, 2019 Uncategorized 2 comments I’ve enjoyed comic books since I was a little kid.
I grew up on Super Friends, and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, and Adam West’s Batman.
A few years later, I moved to the big screen adaptations of Batman, Spider-Man, and numerous others.
The stories of epic adventure, the triumph of good over evil, and […] Read More>> That Conference Panel on Entrepreneurship.
Feb 05, 2019 Advice No comments yet Late last summer, I participated in a panel discussion at my favorite conference of the year: That Conference.
Wait, which conference.
That Conference.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s dig in.
You can catch the full video here but first some background.
If you listen closely, you’ll realize that we have […] Read More>> My Reading List (2018).
Jan 07, 2019 Uncategorized No comments yet After college, I resolved to read one book a month.
It can be fiction, non-fiction, technical, business-oriented, or whatever as the goal was to always be absorbing and digesting new ideas and information, even just for fun.
More recently, I’ve generally tried to read 3 per month which works great with a Kindle and a ton of […] Read More>> On Job Titles at Startups.
Dec 18, 2018 Advice No comments yet I’ve worked for organizations of every size, from being employee #1 to starting at #25 to a massive US federal department.
Further, I’d advised companies starting from a single founder to a couple hundred employees.
From being on every side of that, one of the things I’m most sensitive to is job title but probably […] Read More>> OAuth 2.0 Scopes: A Thought Experiment.
May 30, 2018 Developer Experience, Proposals 2 comments OAuth 2.0 (RFC 6749) is a great authorization framework but it leaves much up to the imagination.
Luckily, there are numerous extensions that expand, explain, and clarify the basic capabilities to build a robust and powerful suite of standards. That said, .

There’s one unobviously complex area which gets little attention: Scopes

What is an OAuth Scope.
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Apr 23, 2018 Advice No comments yet Building software is hard.
You have all the fun of being excruciatingly specific in certain situations, incredibly general the rest of the time, and expressing all of it in a language that isn’t your own.
In the context of a new product – whether it’s for a startup or an established company – it’s even […] Read More>> 1 2 3 … 71 ».

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