Hackers vs. HBO's Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley writes women out of existence. It matters, and we need to talk about it. I recently re-watched Hackers. Wow did I love that movie. I first watched it when I was in college in the mid-90s: the first...

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Are startup founders able to really listen to user research?

Just read Laura Klein's post Startups Shouldn't Hire User Researchers. She makes a lot of sense, but I found myself a little bit troubled by her conclusion. I agree completely with Klein's premise: User research is critical to startups. How...

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Steve Jobs & the power of ideas (via Give it Five Minutes)

http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3124-give-it-five-minutes If you aren't sure why this is important, think about this quote from Jonathan Ive regarding Steve Jobs' reverence for ideas: And just as Steve loved ideas, and loved making stuff, he treated the process of creativity with a...

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Should you take a pay cut to work at a startup?

Elad Gil: Bootstrapping: Raise Debt From Your Employees Elad has written several interesting posts about getting a startup running. I worked with Elad and Othman, cofounders of Mixer Labs, doing a little bit of design consulting when they were just...

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