Category SiliconValley

Book Summary: ‘Creativity, Inc’

Ideas from the book Make sure your environment facilitates, and not hinders, the culture that you want to foster. If you want open communication oblivious to ranks and pecking order, a rectangular meeting table is a bad idea. So are… Continue Reading →

Book Summary: The hard thing about hard things by Ben Horowitz

TL;DR: This book is a great reference for the following things (some well-summarized in this YC talk):  Various aspects of running an enterprise tech company in the valley. How to hire execs. Contains a comprehensive checklist of things one should… Continue Reading →

Notes from Venture Deals (Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson) – Part II

Part I is here.  In a hurry? Italics in the post represent key dos and don’ts for founders. How VC firms work One management company (franchise) – this is the name of the VC firm you hear. Under them are… Continue Reading →

Notes from Venture Deals (Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson) – Part I

In a hurry? Just skim over the italics in this post – they represent key dos and don’ts for founders. Part II of the post is here. Resources askthevc.com – companion website. Has sample term sheets. Standard Forms used at… Continue Reading →

Nora Denzel’s advice to women in CS

Happened to watch this GHC 2012 keynote from Nora Denzel, someone who’s broken the glass ceiling in a number of ways. The gist of her advice to women in CS is in 5 crisp points, worth archiving, so here it… Continue Reading →

“Only The Paranoid Survive”: Thoughts on the Andy Grove bestseller

Andy used to teach a strategic management class at Stanford GSB  while working as Intel’s CEO, so this book stemmed from both his experiences running Intel and his reflections on those experiences while teaching. Only the paranoid survive is a phrase… Continue Reading →

Getting infected

“He didn’t sleep for four nights. Four whole nights. And if that trip had been his idea of a vacation, where, the psychologist wanted to know, did he work ? “ “He didn’t want to fight for petty wins when… Continue Reading →

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