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The Human Inclination to Rewrite History

“History is written by the victors” – maybe said by Winston Churchill “History is Written By the Winners” – George Orwell “To the victor belong the spoils” – New York Senator William L. Marcy Yesterday I wrote a post about my first experience as a venture capitalist. I didn’t try to dramatize anything – I just…

The Tension of Confidentiality

I’m a huge believer in TAGFEE. But I also respect confidentiality. Every company approaches this differently and it’s important to recognize which context you are in. Following is an example from an email I got (on the all@ list) from a company I’m on the board of (and yes – I checked to make sure…

The Power of TAGFEE and Just Executing

So far I’m pleased with my shift to Maker Mode this summer.  I’ve managed to get in a solid four hours of writing on my Startup Communities book each day and will have a full draft to circulate to a small group of people on Saturday. I chose deliberately to skip TechStars New York Demo…

SEOMoz TAGFEE and Me

Today SEOMoz announced that Foundry Group has led an $18 million financing and I’m joining the board. Rand Fishkin (The Wizard of Moz) has an incredibly detailed post up titled Moz’s $18 Million Venture Financing: Our Story, Metrics and Future describing the financing process and company history in great depth. In it, he includes all kinds of…