Archives / January, 2009

Forward Looking Weekend Reading

I view it as a good thing when people start writing about solutions rather than problems.  Here are several good ones for you today. Remain Aggressive: Will Herman is a long time friend (we’ve known each other since 1984), a fantastic CEO, and a dynamite board member.  He’s also a huge Patriots fan so his…

Entering Data

I weigh 209.4 this morning.  That’s down from 220 when I Declared A Jihad on My Weight on 10/27/08 although it doesn’t look like I’ll make my Anti-Charity goal of 200 by 1/31/09 (more on that in a post on 2/1/09). I was thinking about my weight this morning as I entered it into the…

The Difference Between Panic and Urgency

I received the following email earlier this week from an exec at a company that I am on the board of.  He sent it out to his entire company.  I thought it clearly described the different between panic and urgency and explains why – in a business context – panic is useless, but urgency is…

Rally Software is a Buyer

Two weeks ago, one of the companies I’m on the board of – Rally Software – announced that they have acquired a company called 6th Sense Analytics. I’ve been involved in Rally since the very beginning and it has been incredibly rewarding to see them grow from an idea that the founder/CTO Ryan Martens had…

Venture Voice Interview with David Cohen on TechStars

I’ve always enjoyed Greg Galant’s interviews on Venture Voice.  He interviewed me early on (Show #10) and the list of folks he has interviewed is dynamite. Greg just interviewed David Cohen on TechStars.  The show notes give you a great outline of the interview content where David answers a lot of questions about TechStars, why…