Odds and Ends

A few odds and ends to share with y’all:

  • I published a new 101 on Startup Mistakes and Failures. It’s a collection of the best lessons and stories about making mistakes and dealing with failure as entrepreneurs. Featured writers include Mark Suster, Jessica Livingston, Derek Sivers, Noah Kagan, Jason Shah, and more
  • I added 9 great links to another 101 on being the CEO/founder. In particular, I’d encourage you to read Robert Sutton’s 12 Things Good Bosses Believe
  • I’ve been blogging more at Startup Textbook. If you haven’t yet, please check out 1-Read-A-Day, where I handpick, summarize, and email one great startup article every day. We’re on Lesson 52, and there’s a TON of good stuff coming

Finally, a few general articles worth sharing:

  • Ray Ozzie was right – an example of how big companies, like big ships, take longer to change direction
  • Impressive sci-fi self-publishing success – selling 50K ebooks/month!
  • Doug Band was Clinton’s body man. Lots of good stories and a peek inside the Clinton empire, Gen Y’s answer to the Kennedys
  • I love Cal’s unconventional but always thoughtful and well-argued positions. Here he explains why he’s never used Facebook and won’t change. The older I get, the more I dislike (hate?) Facebook
  • A great play-by-play on Zynga’s rise and fall. Silicon Valley drama at its best, this niche of “US Weekly for nerds” is growing quickly

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