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Zuckerberg’s Priority; BackRub & Burbn; 3 Strategies for Women

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. …while I’m glad I did annual challenges over the last decade, it’s time to do something different. This decade I’m going to take a longer-term focus.   Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO 3 Strategies Women Can Use to Be Heard at Work -- This Fortune article details three ways women can deal with mansplaining, bropr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Leadership, Instagram, Australia, Sydney, Shark Tank, Odeo, Zuckerberg, Max, Ben, Bill Gallagher, Better Book Club, John Ratliff


10 Reasons to Visit Padua

Amongst cities in the Veneto, Venice takes center stage. But in nearby Padua, visitors can enjoy important art and architecture without jostling hordes of tourists. Padua (Padova in Italian) is easily accessible by train from Venice and rich with its own historical splendor. It is home to one of the oldest universities in the world, a traditional open market, canals, churches and endless arcaded streets fit for wandering. Magnificent art aside, one of Padua’s greatest gifts is its authenticity. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Wikipedia, Rome, Unesco, Italy, Vatican, Venice, Christ, Anthony, Dante, Piazza, James, Odeo, Botanical Garden, George


Ev Williams has lost his goddamn mind

Ev Williams is a brilliant man. His vision for online publishing offers up a near-utopian vision of what a democratized internet looks like in Medium. He also once ran a couple of other businesses you may have heard of: Twitter, which he co-founded, and Odeo, a popular podcast app that may have actually launched before the public was ready for it, and years prior to the new podcast boom. And then he lost his goddamn mind. Earlier this year, Williams laid off 50 staff members. He also announced M...
Tags: Startups, Opinion, Williams, Ev Williams, Odeo


The Start-Up J Curve Dispels the Myth of the Overnight Success

The Start-Up J Curve: The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success seeks to dispel the myth of “overnight startup success”. What really goes on behind the scenes is a lot messier than entrepreneurs (and the general public) have been led to believe. Most people assume that startups struggle to hit a certain point and then hit viral to become an instant success. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, most startups go through a roller coaster ride of false starts, abandoned opportunities ...
Tags: Pinterest, Love, Sales, Business Books, Odeo


Do You Validate?

Innovation architect, artist, social scientist, investor and author of the bestselling “Startup Equation,” Ja-Naé Duane has been written up by Associated Press, NPR, Boston Globe, and Business Week. Mostly recognized for her diverse skill set and unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life for our global community, Ja-Naé was nominated as one of New England’s “Most Innovative Leaders of 2007″. _____ A pivot here, a pivot there, we see pivots everywhere. Obviously, we all accept the...
Tags: Startups, Pivot, Cvs, New England, Odeo, CVS Caremark Corp, CVS Walgreens, CVS Caremark, Startup Week


Twitter cofounder Biz Stone launched a startup, then pivoted it, and now he's launching the original idea all over again

In 2013, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and former Twitter executive Ben Finkel set out to launch a startup called Jelly. It was supposed to be a combination of Google and Quora. In other words, a search engine for asking photo-based questions and getting instant answers from your network of friends. Jelly raised a Series A round of financing from a who's who list of tech executives and investors, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Spark Capital. Shortly after, it closed another round of financ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Greylock Partners, Greylock, Sean Parker, John Mcafee, Odeo, Jelly, Stone


10 Valuable Tidbits About Twitter Celebrating It\'s 10th Year

Twitter - It all began just over 10 years ago. An all day brainstorming session by the board of directors at Odeo (a podcasting company) where Jack Dorsey was an undergraduate student worked. It was there that a short message service idea was born. Twitters name at first first was twtt. It meant18 Vote(s)
Tags: Social Media, Jack Dorsey, Odeo


14 of Twitter's earliest employees: Where are they now? (TWTR)

Twitter celebrated its 10th birthday on Monday, and many are taking the occasion to reflect on its early days. So who were Twitter's first employees? To answer that, you have to go all the way back to a company named Odeo. Odeo was co-founded in 2005 by Evan "Ev" Williams, and the startup was going sideways. About one year in, Odeo employees started building Twitter as a side project. The 140-character platform grew from there.  Most of Odeo/Twitter's earliest employees are no longer at the comp...
Tags: Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams, Odeo, TWTR, Odeo Twitter, Blaine Cook, Odeo Odeo, Evan Ev Williams, Crystal Taylor, Florian Weber, CTO Co, @blaine Ray McClure


As Twitter turns 10, here are 10 predictions for its next decade

From Stephen Fry and Deep Drumpf to Kanye West and badly drawn penises, here’s the future of the social network as it enters double figures “Just setting up my twttr”: Jack Dorsey posted the first ever tweet on 21 March 2006, when Twitter was still a vowel-less side project of podcasting firm Odeo. The decade since then has been a riot of hashtags, feuds, breaking news, white and gold black and blue dresses, spoilers, one-liners, furious men’s rights activists, political movements, tw...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Blogging, Kanye West, Facebook Messenger, Stephen Fry, Jack Dorsey, Odeo, Deep Drumpf


Stephen Fry will quit and return once a year … and nine other predictions for Twitter's next decade

From Stephen Fry and Deep Drumpf to Kanye West and badly drawn penises, here’s the future of the social network as it enters double figures “Just setting up my twttr”: Jack Dorsey posted the first ever tweet on 21 March 2006, when Twitter was still a vowel-less side project of podcasting firm Odeo. The decade since then has been a riot of hashtags, feuds, breaking news, white and gold black and blue dresses, spoilers, one-liners, furious men’s rights activists, political movements, tweetstor...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Blogging, Kanye West, Facebook Messenger, Stephen Fry, Jack Dorsey, Odeo, Deep Drumpf


What I Favor vs. What Twitter Likes

I used to write a lot about Twitter. For example, here is a collection of 10,000+ words I wrote in a series of blog posts called “Thoughts on Twitter.” In brief, all those words say that Twitter was (they were written years ago) great because no two people use it the same way. And anyone who tried to explain how one was supposed to use Twitter broke the first rule of Twitter: You can’t make up rules for how others use Twitter. Back then, Twitter was a feature of a failed product (Odeo) that live...
Tags: Twitter, NFL, Odeo, Thoughts on Twitter


Thomas Korte Of AngelPad On Its “Disproportionate Success” With European Founders

 In another week or so, AngelPad, a five-year-old accelerator that twice a year chooses roughly a dozen startups to coach over a three-month period, will host an invite-only “demo day” for a couple hundred angels and VCs in San Francisco. Likely, the investors are already looking forward to it. AngelPad has funded 115 companies to date, including its current cohort, and half a… Read More
Tags: TC, Uber, Postmates, Bill Gurley, Angelpad, Odeo, Thomas Korte, San Francisco Likely


Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like Coaching, So Coach.Me Put Coaching In Your Coaching

 You don’t just wake up an expert on how to write a crappy headline; someone has to coach you. Thanks to Panz, you are now reading this gem. Coaching is a big business, though, and there’s a platform for it called Coach.me that’s been seeing some pickup as of late. It was founded by former Odeo engineer Tony Stubblebine and incubated by Obvious, Inc’s investment arm. Read More
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Apps, Coach.me, Odeo, Yo Dawg, Panz, Tony Stubblebine, Obvious Inc