Archive for December, 2011

Being a Startup Leader and Hacker

This is one of the difficulties I’ve been encountering over the past 9 years since my first startup. As a person who worked at high profile companies like this one and this one as well as a bunch of smaller startups I’ve learnt what makes companies successful in the long run. They never compromise on things they produce. They pay highest attention to every details in their products and services. Apple and Steve Jobs are no different so Read More...

5 Tips to Verify Your Idea

As a person who makes a decision on regular basis I always try to verify my idea whenever possible using various methods. Some people say that sharing your idea and getting feedback too early just makes it difficult to foresee the right direction. I totally agree with that, but just in case you have enough knowledges and experiences about the subject that you are going to make a decision. Here Read More...

Importance of Securing Your Right Leg

When you build a startup, you think of a market where you will conduct business in the future. Some entrepreneurs choose the existing market established by other companies and frequently it’s already a bit congested. Others choose to cultivate one by themselves so that there is no one else to compete, which I believe rarely the case especially for the Internet related businesses. Whether you choose the existing market or Read More...

Venture Finance Intro

When I co-founded my first startup, I had almost zero knowledge about venture financing but I’ve gained a lot of knowledge about it for past 5 years. So what is venture financing anyway? For those who read TechCrunch, Mashable or any other tech news websites you’ve certainly heard of a phrase like “Company X raised Y million dollars from VC firms A, B and C.” You are seeing it as Read More...

Presentation: Slides vs Speech

One of my students whom I’m mentoring right now gave me an idea of new web service today. According to him this new web service can enhance look of existing presentation slides by applying fancy visual effects so that the result slides will look more appealing to the audience. There are already such web services in this field and the companies like Prezi does exactly that. To be honest, I’m not Read More...