Culture

Farewell and Thanks, Jeff Atwood!

Pictured above: Me interviewing Jeff at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference in October 2008. Jeff Atwood made the web better when he co-founded Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. These high-signal, low-noise questions-and-answers online places have grown from a single site whose audience was software developers to a network of 80…

You’ve Got Questions About Startups, Dan Martell has 189 Answers

  Dan Martell has serious startup cred. He founded two companies that got acquired (Spheric in 2008, Flowtown last year), is working on Clarity.fm, mentors at 500Startups and GrowLab, is an angel investor and answers questions of the startup helper organization Sprouter and blogs at Maple Butter. If you’re in…

Shit Programmers Say

After Shit Silicon Valley Says comes Shit Programmers Say. There’s a swear word at the end, so if you’re at an office that doesn’t tolerate salty language, make like the programmers in the video and switch to headphones! Thanks to Andy Baio at Waxy.org for the find! [ This article…

Shit Silicon Valley Says

After a wave of “Shit $SOME_SUBCULTURE Says” videos comes one whose lines you might find hauntingly familiar if you work in tech: Shit Silicon Valley Says. Created by husband-and-wife team Tom Conrad and Kate Imbach, it’s bang-on – I’m guilty of having uttered most of the statements made in the…

Coworking Spaces You Should Check Out

  The era of powerful portable computers, mobile phones, the internet and an increasingly globalized economy has made it possible for people to start businesses in their living rooms, kitchen tables, spare bedrooms and home offices, as well as “third places” such as cafes. I myself have done work at…

Malcom Gladwell’s Take: Steve Jobs, Tweaker

Not tweaker as in “amphetamine addict” or “hyperactive person” (like the South Park character Tweek Tweak), but as in “someone who takes something and makes it better.” That’s how Malcom Gladwell sees Steve Jobs in his right-on-the-money essay The Tweaker, which appears in the current issue of the New Yorker.…

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