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July 2010

Getting down to the nitty gritty

Hey everyone, Life has been super hectic! I will take more time to ruminate on the past year in my blog post next week, which should be a doozy considering everything that happened this summer. It has definitely been one of the best two months of my life and I …

Breakfast

I had breakfast for the first time this week- at about 9 PM.  Don’t get me wrong, an early meal is important- I generally consume a good amount of fruit and cereal on my way out the door- but it’s not the same as breakfast.  Breakfast means waffles or pancakes, …

Can You Smell what The Rock is Cookin’?

It is Sunday afternoon and I’m staring down my final week of TEC. Feelings: mixed. On one hand, TEC really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. How will I ever be able to replicate the level of access to the people who are making change, and turning ideas into progress? On the …

Tick of Time.

Time is an interesting thing. When I was younger, I never use to think about how time passed or how much time went by. I just use to be and live in the moment. I use to lie out in the grass for hours looking at the sky. I remember …

Cooking up a Good Startup

Wow that went quickly. If my calculations are correct, this will be my penultimate blog post for TEC, so I thought I would have a little fun with this one (not that I don’t usually try to make my blog posts fun). One of the recurring activities I’ve mentioned in my blog …

Chapter 7: Scrumdiddlyumptious

This week, I was lucky enough to be invited by my bosses at Assistly to a Lean Startup talk, featuring IMVU’s Brett Durrett.  I was delighted when Mr. Durrett credited Continuous Deployment, Scrum, and IMVU’s Hack Weeks as a large part of his company’s success. Agile development and developer freedom are …

The Most Important Person For Any Wannabe Entrepreneur

Your Startup’s Most Valuable Asset: People “Ideas are cheap. People are precious.” Wise words from True Ventures partner Jon Callaghan, who is also the source of most of the other gold nuggets I’ll be sharing in this post. I can’t tell you how many times this message has been reiterated …

The Seven Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurs

Hi all, This past week has come and gone so quickly I can barely believe that the TEC program will last just one more week.  This past week our required reading was a book called Mastering the VC Game by Jeffrey Bussang.  In this book venture capitalist and entrepreneur Jeff …

Pavarotti’s C5

Now with only one week to go, it seems we are making more progress than ever. Friday was a lot of fun. One awesome part of the culture we have here at Inventables is Free Point Fridays. Every Friday, everyone is at liberty to work on what they think is …

A Quick Android Update

Things are starting to wind down on the actual development of the Healthset Android app. After some successful test runs, and more feedback from the rest of the team, I have been tasked with going back over the code and adding comments/documenting everything. I think just about everything has a …