Archives / November, 2010

Turning 45

I’m turning 45 next week and I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately.  For some reason this seems like a more significant birthday to me than 30 or 40 was.  I know some of my thoughts are a result of a few colleagues dying recently (in their 50’s and 60’s), me completely wearing myself…

StockTwits.TV Do More Faster Interview – Jeff Clavier

Today Howard Lindzon takes on Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC in his Do More Faster interview series.  Jeff has been an awesome TechStars mentor since the very first Boulder program in 2007, has made a number of investments in TechStars companies, and has co-invested with me and my partners at Foundry Group in several companies,…

Book: Future Shock

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was published 40 years ago.  I must have read it around the time I turned 10.  As a kid my parents fed me a steady diet of books that were more than I was ready for at the time, but I gobbled them down anyway.  I vaguely recall Future Shock…

Win a Copy of Do More Faster in the Next 36 Hours

If you go to Feld Thoughts, TechStars, or David Cohen’s web site, you’ll notice a little red tab on the right side of the browser that says “Marginize”.  If you want a chance to win a copy of Do More Faster, click it! Marginize is one of the TechStars Boston 2010 companies.  Since their soft launch…

Add-on-Con 2010

Suddenly, browsers are interesting again.  Well – in my little corner of the world they’ve been interesting for a while, but suddenly when I look at the dock on my Mac I notice Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Rockmelt.  And yes – I use / play around with each of them regularly. Recently, Wired declared that…

StockTwits.TV Do More Faster Interview – Greg Gottesman

Today’s interview on Do More Faster is Greg Gottesman, a managing director at Madrona Venture Group in Seattle.  Greg was instrumental in bring TechStars to Seattle and has been a great friend and co-investor over the years.  Among other things, Greg teaches at University of Washington and recently built a class around Do More Faster….

The 5 to 1 Rule Applied to Relationships

I heard a brilliant thing recently concerning making mistakes in a relationship. The person I heard it from described it as “the 5 to 1 rule.” “When you screw up, recognize that you need to do five good things for every one bad thing. So, when I do something that makes my wife mad at…

Gnip Raises $2m and Becomes Twitter’s First Authorized Data Reseller

I’m super proud of my friends at Gnip.  Last week they announced that they had closed another $2m investment from Foundry Group and First Round Capital and signed a deal with Twitter to become Twitter’s first authorized data reseller. Via Gnip, you can now get three new premium Twitter feeds in real time for non-display use:…

The End of My Paid Subscription Content Experiment

At the beginning of October, I wrote a post titled New Email Newsletter on Work-Life Balance where I decided to try a new email newsletter tool called Letter.ly to produce a paid email newsletter on work-life balance ($1.99 / month).  I’ve decided to end this experiment and sent out the following letter to the email…

Death and Dying

Two colleagues have died suddenly in the past two weeks – one was in his 60’s and one was in his 50’s.  Both shook me up.  A close friend’s mother is very ill.  And a close friend’s father died earlier this year. I’ve had a physical challenging year.  I ran a marathon in February and…