Julie Zhuo, who I don’t know, has a blog I just found but already love … here are two great posts that really speak to me, especially having spent so much time in startups and now at a big company: Start-ups versus Big Companies and also So You Think You Want to Manage?
My colleague and mentor-extraordinaire, Brad Feld, recently suggested: If You Want A Response, Ask Specific Questions. This is something I second very strongly to anyone approaching someone whose time they would like, but whose time is likely to be constrained (hint, hint – to folks approaching me in similar generic ways).
I am so looking forward to starting riding again. Friends of mine cycle through the winter, and maybe cycling today, but I prefer roads free of snow banks, even when melting (prone to icing in the shade). Today is a foretaste of spring to come, and bike rides to enjoy.
Meanwhile, kudos to the town of Concord, MA for surveying non-residents as well as residents on pedestrian and cyclist access and safety. Take the survey!
The example presented is for a consumer oriented business, but this tool is incredibly powerful for all kinds of endeavors – new companies, new ideas in old companies, non-profits and more.
Here are the links to the six-episode series – each only 3 or 4 minutes.