By Radhika Seth on July 29, 2010
Concrete, ideal for building homes and roads but is it good enuf for a coffee machine? Tough question to answer, but apparently we can take Shmuel Linski’s help on this coz he’s designed one. The rugged appeal and the delectable cracks in its form; Espresso Solo looks smoking hot in this cemented avatar! Shmuel has kept the project simple, the machine makes only espresso: short and long. A chamber for the beans and an outlet for water are all that it features. No fuss, just solid love for caffeine and irresistible forms!
By (author unknown) on June 20, 2010
[SPOILER WARNING: This is pretty much all spoilers, so please seem the movie before reading. It’s a really, really good movie — probably the best Disney film. So you should totally see it. First.]
By Seth Godin on June 7, 2010
Steve Jobs reports today that Apple is selling an iPad every three seconds.
This is a pretty urgent moment for my friends on the Kindle team, so here are some bonus thoughts on pricing, business models and competition:
By Ryan Carson on April 27, 2010
Here at Carsonified HQ, we’re big Dropbox fans. They’ve implemented two really effective marketing tactics that I’d like to share with you.
#1 – Add Gaming Mechanics
Dropbox’s first marketing tactic is to add gaming behavior to the interface. The game is simple: complete five steps and you win 250MB extra storage space.
By Mark Suster on February 1, 2010
Most people suck at presenting to big groups. It’s a shame because the ability to nail these presentations at key conferences can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to influence journalists, business partners, potential employees, customers and VCs.
By Mark Suster on January 31, 2010
TechCrunch ran my article yesterday as a guest post but I wanted to have a copy here for anybody who missed it and for future readers of this blog. This is a slightly longer version and also has an update at the end.
By marksuster on August 26, 2009
This is part of my blog series “Pitching a VC.”
I’ve sat through a lot of VC pitches and having been CEO of an enterprise software firm for many years I’ve also sat through many customer meetings with sales teams.
By marksuster on July 26, 2009
This is part of a series I’m writing called “Pitching a VC.” If you want to see the entire outline of the series you can click here.
When I was on the other side of the table (e.g. an entrepreneur) I had a fixed view on what to send a VC or a customer in advance of a meeting. Now that I’m on the other side I’ve completely altered my view.
By marksuster on July 20, 2009
This post is part of a series of posts called “Pitching a VC” that explains how to get access to VC’s, what to say when you get there and what will happen afterward. The series outline is here and the first post “what goes in a VC presentation” is here. But you can read this stand alone.