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Archive for December 2012

John O’Farrell (a16z) on hiring

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If as a first-time tech founder CEO you feel entirely comfortable with that VP of Sales candidate, she’s probably not the right one.

via Hire Different! // John O’Farrell.

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Written by John Gannon

December 21, 2012 at 10:14 am

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Do things for people

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McCall also believes strongly in the work of karma – or, as he says quite simply, “Do things for people.” He is quick to offer help and advice to entrepreneurs, students, and other investors, and believes that his good deeds return to him many times over.

via VC Confidential: Heroes in Our Failures.

Written by John Gannon

December 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

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Decline of the Young Man

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If the soldier has largely been replaced by the video game character and the drone, if the mothers have proven that they can raise the children alone, if the corporations are less able or willing to guarantee the possibility of upward mobility and some level of respect that comes with title, if someone else can bring home the bacon, what is left for young men?

All this, and they still are not allowed to cry.

via Guns and the Decline of the Young Man – NYTimes.com.

Written by John Gannon

December 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

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