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Tools of an Entrepreneur: The Notebook

Recently I was reading Professor Wallingford’s course post-mortem where he makes some closing remarks about his Intelligent Systems course. In his course he required his students to keep an engineer’s notebook. Unsurprisingly, this idea is met with resistance from students. Speaking as a student, I’m not entirely sure how I would have embraced the requirement.

Losing Without Loss

About this time a week ago I was pulling into Evansville, Indiana for their New Venture Creation Competition. I happily undertook the trek, which, by the end, totaled almost 1200 miles and 19 hours of driving in two days. I did so because this competition held the promise of a new source of funding for

You Shouldn’t Always Give 110%

Book Hatchery‘s small beta launched in October 2010. The following days were some of the longest, most exciting days I’ve ever experienced. By the end of launch week I had slept just 20 hours. As time went on the dust of our deployment finally started to settle. By the time December came around we finished

Lessons from Tom Conrad

Tom Conrad, CTO at Pandora, shares seven lessons he has learned during his 20 year career in technology. Tom has had an amazing career working at a large variety of technology companies, including Apple, the infamous Pets.com, and Pandora. In the video he shares fantastic stories to illustrate the following lessons: Be passionate Be great