Recession Duress? Work Smarter, Not Harder

Recessions suck. Layoffs suck. And for the “lucky ones” who sustain employment amidst downsizing? Life can suck for them, too.

Being a New Yorker, I’ve talked recently with many of the latter, lucky ones – from industries like media, advertising, banking and the arts.… Read the rest

Passion Flight

Passion is at once one of the most influential, misunderstood and undervalued factors that determine business success. I believe strongly in passion for a host of reasons, including its connection to purpose and competitive advantage.

Passion is not addressed often enough in formal business, which is why I was delighted to read John Hagel’s latest think piece on the subject.… Read the rest

Interview With Caterina Fake

Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr and Hunch, recently gave an inspiring talk at Clickable’s Interesting Cafe, our monthly culture night and community open house. Below is a four-minute video interview I did with her after the group discussion.… Read the rest

Are Marketers More Important Than Developers?

In tech startups, marketers are more important than developers.

That’s what one aspiring entrepreneur and software developer told me today in a huddle at Charlie O’Donnell’s NextNY “NYC Media: Meet the Startups” event at Sun Microsystems’ New York City office.… Read the rest

Fred Wilson On Why The NYC Startup Sector Is So Great — Video

We had a packed house last week for Clickable‘s Interesting Cafe, featuring Fred Wilson, managing partner of Union Square Ventures and author of A VC. Fred’s talk was on what makes the NYC startup sector so great. (Clickable is a proud NYC startup, so we were delighted with this topic.) In addition to Fred, we had special appearances and feedback from Hunch co-founder Chris Dixon and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.… Read the rest