Archive for the 'Business' Category

The Soul of Google

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

David Vise wrote a very interesting article in last Sunday’s Washington Post titled “What Lurks In its Soul?”. Its a fairly comprehensive overview of the culture, innovation and amazing drive that the company is built on.

“The soul of the Google machine is a passion for disruptive innovation.”

Check it out.

per Bruce Eisner

The Category Killer

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Google has just announced that it will make its popular web analytics software Google Analytics (formerly Urchin), FREE for use. All I can say is wow, talk about a category killer. When you look at the web analytics market, the leaders of the likes of Web Trends and Web Side Story have got to be […]

$91 Billion Conversation

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Fortune Magazine has a great article running dubbed “Billionaire Buddies: The $91 Billion Conversation.” A conversation between two billionaire buddies, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. I find it fascinating to get inside the minds of truly amazing people, especially two individuals who have generated great wealth in their lives. Both of them are similar in […]

The Art of Execution: A Primer

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

I am working on writing a couple of essays, mostly for the pure enjoyment of writing, which is why I started blogging in the first place, but also, to keep on learning. I find that when I write on a particular subject or topic, I learn infinitely more about it then when I simply read […]

Treo Update: Like Clockwork

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

My Treo has returned! My LCD screen was replaced and the team at Palm was also gracious enough to replace the entire plastic casing of my Treo, so all of those little knicks and scratches are no longer :-) The device was supposed to be returned to me by Friday and actually there was an […]

Calacanis: Advice to Startups

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

I always appreciate solid, real world, down and dirty advice from someone who has been in the trenches with building a business. As mentioned before, I have big respect for Jason Calacanis and his open style of throwing whatever it is thats on his mind, issues he is dealing with in his company, etc on […]

Weblogs Exits Early

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Paid Content reports that Weblogs, Inc is being bought by AOL. Jason Calacanis and his partner Brian Alvey have decided to exit early and take a buy out, or as Paid Content reports possibly some kind of earn out. As a business owner, that can only mean one thing, they got a sweet deal. The […]

The Million Dollar Homepage

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

This is definitely a far out concept. Out of the box thinking has commenced for this young enterprising college student. In order to pay for his college tuition, Alex has created a site called the Million Dollar Homepage and has begun to sell advertising on it, one pixel at a time, for $1 per pixel! […]

The Trend Man Unplugged

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Looking back on my last few posts this week, I have mostly been blogging about people who I respect and find inspiring. All great people from the business world. Just when I was about to post about one of my usual “findings,” I found Todd Storch’s latest “People You Need to Meet” segment, this time […]

Smart People Make You Think

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Today, I would like to point you to a couple of great reads. Peter Cooper originally blogged about Ben Neumann, urging folks to check out his new weblog “Views From The Trenches.” Ben, who is currently the President & CEO of Globat, has started and sold many successful companies, and therefore has a wealth of […]