Month: December 2008

Quotes for Entrepreneurs – December 2008

I like to collect quotes. I think these are particularly appropriate quotes for entrepreneurs–your mileage may vary. I post them first on http://twitter.com/skmurphy and summarize them once a month, older blog posts about quotes are available at www.skmurphy.com/blog/category/quotes/ Enter your E-mail if you would like new blog posts to your inbox.

Three Answers We Need Before We Will Use a New Productivity App

Do You Have a Pricing Model? We use many web applications to run our business and deliver services. Often our clients are also users of the application. If the application has a problem our clients hold us accountable. We need to see a commitment to support and 24×7 operation. If we are paying for it, …

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Cisco Presents Collaboration Technology as Sufficiently Advanced

I worked at Cisco for more than a decade in two stints between 1990 and 2003–taking time off from 1995-98 to work with a number of web startups–so I was intrigued to see John Chamber’s picture on the cover of the December issue of Fast Company. In the feature article by Ellen McGrit titled “Revolution …

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Prediction: Angel Investing Down in 2009

I was still mulling over the implications of yesterday’s briefing by Nate Burgess when I came across “Prediction: Angel investing in 2009 will be up?” by Alexander Muse on the Texas Startup blog. Briefly his thesis is: The angel investment market hovers around $12 billion each year.  I predict that the turmoil on Wall Street …

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Sobering Workshop By Corum on Software Mergers

I attended a “Merge Briefing” workshop today offered by the Corum Group Ltd. on the status of software acquisitions. I had learned a lot from a workshop that Ward Carter, Corum’s CEO, gave at the Software Business 2007 conference and felt that this would be informative. It turned out to be much more. It was …

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Bob Lewis on Progress and Economizing vs. Cost Cutting

“Contentment comes from wanting what you have, Ambition from wanting what the other person has, Progress from wanting what nobody has.” Bob Lewis “Random Thoughts“ Bob Lewis writes the “Keeping the Joint Running” E-mail newsletter, devoted to practical advice for leading IT organizations effectively. From his column “In General, a Time for Generalists” Bob offer …

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