It's Easier to Run a Mile If You're Ready for a Marathon

Two of the most influential thinkers in venture capital, Fred Wilson and Bill Gurley, today published brilliant essays encouraging venture-backed companies to consider an initial public offering. The climate hasn’t always been so sunny for IPOs. Two years ago, Fred Wilson noticed that companies weren’t going public because of the regulatory environment, noting that “every… Read More

Celebrity or Entrepreneur?

I was just reading Chris Dixon’s notes on starting your first company, and noticed that five of his eleven recommendations focus on becoming a social-media player: reading “all tech blogs every day,” starting to blog and tweet yourself, cultivating advisors in part to “build your credibility,” searching Google for your own name, and going “to all… Read More