As a reporter focused on the High Performance Computing market, I have interviewed hundreds of people about everything from Startups to Supercomputing. Well, the tables were turned recently when I was the featured interview on the Bright People blog.
In this video, Gary W. Goldstein describes the rules of success he learned while climbing the ladder in the film industry. Goldstein was behind some of Hollywood’s biggest box-office hits, generating over a billion dollars in worldwide. Read the Full Story at the Fool’s Lounge.
The Cranky Product Manager laments on fact that most product pitches sound the same:
A grinder is at work at almost every B2B software company. A soul-crushing process that pulverizes the unique, complex, and interesting, into gruel-like messaging that the industry’s lowest common denominator (and by LCD, the Cranky PM means the PR people) find acceptable and almost understandable.
In this video from CloudU, Robert Scoble interviews Eric Ries (The Lean Startup) and John Engates, CTO of Rackspace, on the topic of how the Cloud is changing the world of Startups. Great stuff!
In this video, Mary Jane Braide (Strategist, MJ Braide Corporate Development) and Brenda van Ginkel (Marketing Specialist) underline the importance and the essentials of branding for start-ups.
In this video, Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, a $300 million venture fund, talks about how to found a technology company. Presented by UC Berkeleys College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship.
In this video, Google co-founder Sergey Brin discusses how simple ideas built for one person are so powerful and why it is important to just go ahead and try your ideas.
In this video, Will Dean and Guy Livingstone from Tough Mudder present: “How to Build a $70 Million Company in Two Years.” Recorded March 19 at WIX Lounge in New York.
Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million inspiring participants worldwide and raised more than $2 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project. But Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.
As described in the video, Tough Mudder has a unique corporate culture that has contributed to their success. And they are hiring!
In this video, a Cloud Computing panel discusses common mistakes companies make when transitioning to the Cloud and some current limitations to making a full transition.
Key areas of consideration include:
- You have to design for failure and have multiple backup plans ready in case of an outage.
- The costs go beyond the monthly subscription fee. You need to provision for Internet connection, bandwidth requirements and network needs.
- Not all applications are ready for the Cloud. For instance, at Software Advice we have difficultly running our telephony in the Cloud due to high call volumes and network limitations.