I hang out online a lot at Hacker News. The discussion there is mostly about entrepreneurship and technology, areas I’ve been passionate about ever since I took Entrepreneurship from “Sideshow” Bob Blunden at Dalhousie Business School. In general the attitude towards big companies is disdain – big companies have endless committees, and meetings, and meetings [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Entrepreneurship'
January 15th, 2009 · No Comments
November 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment
My friend Peter, whose integrity and honesty made up for a lot of the sliminess I encountered in California, has relaunched his website Housing.com, a source/aggregator for housing news and listings. I wish him well! All the rest of you go visit.
September 9th, 2008 · No Comments
I’m pushing ideas on people enough now that I should actually talk about my “influences” in terms of management. For those who don’t know, I have an MBA from Dalhousie University, then I spent 3 years hanging around the University of Manitoba working on a doctorate in Management. One of the nice things about doing [...]
September 4th, 2008 · No Comments
A Web company’s singular journey So far, working at TripAdvisor/Travelpod/Expedia has been a lot of fun, although it does get intense at times. Perhaps thats part of keeping the startup mentality.
September 2nd, 2008 · No Comments
Along with the usual rewriting of facts, we occasionally have truly horrific stories come to light. e.g. Business as usual.
September 1st, 2008 · No Comments
As I’ve said before, one the shocking things I found about California, is how many people there are saying really, really stupid stuff (and often getting paid for it). Case in point is a post on some random blog by Muhammed Saleem about something called the “Pownce Effect.” Its part of the leadup to some [...]
August 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment
One of the more pointless courses I took back in my B-School days was called “Organizational Theory.” It’s subject matter was org. charts, those tree and box diagrams that are ubiquitous in large organizations, and its focus was mostly on the decisions made by the person at the top of the charts (the CEO). It [...]
March 27th, 2008 · No Comments
“Techmeme is a template for a gazillion me-too bloggers who manage to write a dozen posts a day without ever expressing an original thought. That, depressingly, appears to be a successful business model, at least for now.” Link
March 21st, 2008 · No Comments
Nice article in the Economist about another “entrepreneurship can fix anything” programs. In this case it’s a way to find careers for ex-convicts. But there’s a lot of truth to the assertion in the article that: “… that many criminals are intelligent people with good heads for business and healthy appetites for risk, and that [...]
March 18th, 2008 · No Comments
“It’s clear that the real growth in the Web 2.0 sector is happening outside of the Bay Area” http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9896632-7.html