Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Reading Catchup - April 14, 2013

More links for a sleepy Sunday Morning.

Failure Gets a Bad Rap - couldn't agree more with this article. You have to try a lot of things before you find your thing.

Jeff Bezos of Amazon Writes to His Shareholders - it's a gem.

Seattle Brewed - a local social network for people in Seattle built by members of the tech community. I asked Daryn if he would build one for San Francisco. I'd join. What a great idea.

When you start something new, you have to believe that attrition is a group statistic, and doesn't apply to you. Sometimes things don't work out, and it's good to know what to do in that situation.

Data Killed the HiPPO Star - Oldie but goodie. Btw - HiPPO stands for Highest Paid Person's Opinion. Made me laugh but also drove home how much implicit influence people have in an organization just by making more money.

Flip to Fly and Airline Price Discrimination - very interesting. Wonder if this could be incorporated into other things like restaurant reservations or entertainment events.

How Dave Goldberg Built Survey Monkey and Still Gets Home by 5:30pm - terrific. Survey Monkey is so simple, you know it took a ton of work to make it like that.