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How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

The first time I encountered any of these more foreign CTO tasks was when we raised capital. Pitching to investors is a scary proposition, especially if you’re a software engineer used to…
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1185 words)

Oh, Canada

For decades, the world has thought of Canada as America's friendly northern neighbor -- a responsible, earnest, if somewhat boring, land of hockey fans and single-payer health care. On the big…
PUBLISHED: June 24, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (924 words)

Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America

When Jack Handey sold his first jokes to Steve Allen in 1977, Allen sent him a letter offering him $100 and telling him his name sounded like a product, not a person. “Say homemakers, take a…
PUBLISHED: July 15, 2013
LENGTH: 2 minutes (713 words)

Do Things that Don't Scale

July 2013One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that don't scale. A lot of would-be founders believe that startups either take off or don't. You build…
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4246 words)

Winning More White Voters Won't Save the GOP

After Election Day, the conventional wisdom was that the GOP needed to make gains among Hispanics to win in 2016. Fox News' Brit Hume and Sean Hannity, for instance, quickly assessed the GOP needed…
PUBLISHED: July 9, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1861 words)

Why Focusing on Only One Buyer Will Lose You Sales

This is part of a series that describes a sales methodology for technology companies or frankly many other types of companies, too. We developed this at our first company and called it PUCCKA…
PUBLISHED: July 4, 2013
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1650 words)

Measure Twice, Cut Once: Applying the Ethos of the Craftsman to Our Everyday Lives

Across cultures and time, the archetype of the craftsman has represented man’s ability to create and has been the mark of mature manhood. He is homo faber – man the creator.…
PUBLISHED: July 3, 2013
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2945 words)

Siri, make it so: what designers can learn from sci-fi interfaces

Even though interfaces, devices, and controls in movies and TV shows are often visible just long enough to drive the story forward, many have achieved pop culture immortality, ranging from Star…
SOURCE:The Verge
PUBLISHED: July 2, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2369 words)

The Health Insurance Marketplace is Coming Soon

Beginning of content Welcome to the new! We've changed to help you get ready for the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace on October 1. Learn about our changes—including…