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The biology of The Cloud

December 11, 2011


Here’s the way I think of “The Cloud” – If I don’t have to worry about my data when I spill coffee on my laptop, then I’m using is The Cloud. In that vein, I’m in general agreement with Urquhart’s definition – “Cloud computing is an application-centric operations model.” (After my visit to the Silicon […]

Linked Data – Tim Berners-Lee

November 9, 2009


On the business side of life, there’s been an active discussion this weekend about a new initiative led by the National Association of Realtors called the REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) which is designed to provide a national property data exchange for agents to provide to clients. Yes, snooze-fest if you’re not in the real estate […]

Resources for "The Elevator Pitch"

February 15, 2009


Students in my Entrepreneurship class are required to produce a 30-second “Elevator Pitch” audio file as part of a business plan assignment each term. Came across a few resources for those looking for more tips and help on developing the pitch for your business venture: TechCrunch’s community video project – “Elevator Pitches“ Dan Primack’s blog […]

Revisting Twitterer vs Googler User Valuations

December 10, 2008


Last week, I wrote did some quick math comparing the value of Twitterers relative to the value of Googlers. My initial thoughts were that Googlers were far more valuable – that the relative value of Twitterers based on the $500 mln offer from Facebook was an extreme valuation. Now I’m not completely sure. After posting […]

Locking in on LinkedIn

August 9, 2008


I read about the recent $53 mln Bain Capital investment to LinkedIn and I was prepared to write an article again questioning the valuation of another social/business networking site. Like many, I’m not particularly enamoured with the current $15 billion valuation of Facebook, so my initial reaction to the $1.035 billion valuation of LinkedIn was […]

"I’ve got the conch!" – What now for Facebook?

May 27, 2008


Jessi Hempel’s article in the most recent edition of Fortune Magazine – “Finding Cracks in Facebook” – intends to uncover some new foundational flows with Facebook. The article itself doesn’t necessarily reveal any new revelations about Facebook, but further asserts some of the ongoing concerns that those in the technology arena have long had about […]

Update! University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition

April 25, 2008


I spent the day today at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, serving as a coach to aspiring young entrepreneurs and companies in developing their “elevator pitch” and venture capital presentations during the University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition. Although the competition is a compilation of student-led groups that have been vetted at […]