Every tribe, be it a business, a networking group or a family, needs focused time together to set goals, reflect on mission and spend time just being together. It’s how we dial down the noise of the outside world and connect with what is most important. It’s where dreams find the freedom to grow into big, audacious ideas. It’s…Read More
It has been over a week since Facebook announced its intentions to buy WhatsApp for about $19 billion (all told.) The news obviously generated a lot of debate and a lot of commentary filled the airwaves. The stock market more or less approved of the deal, giving Facebook stock and market capitalization the requisite bump it needed. I argued that it…Read More
In 1999, I was interviewed by Forbes for a story about the company I co-founded with David Perry called Chemdex. I still remember the discussion the reporter and I had while sitting on a couch in the Chemdex startup space in Palo Alto. The reporter was tough, but I liked him; his name was Om Malik. That reporter later went on…Read More
There are open source projects. And then there are open source projects—like lightning in a bottle, where the groundswell of support is simply staggering.
Node.js is one of those projects. Since being created by Ryan Dahl in 2009, Node.js has exploded in popularity. It is the third-most popular project on Github (based on number of “stars”), and since the release…Read More