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> On those “values” he says the Valley has twisted and taken over what entrepreneurship is to be only hypergrowth moonshots that are venture-funded Delaware C-Corps. “The hypergrowth thing is a thing, but it’s not necessarily the thing I value most in the world,” he says. “I did it for ten years but it’s not where I want to focus… for the next ten years.”
Nice call out @hackingdata on the ugly underbelly of Silicon Valley’s startup culture
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Cloudera’s Jeff Hammerbacher on the ugly underbelly of Silicon Valley’s startup culture
Steve do you mean like your AOL & Time Warner #failure
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244027
spot on and worked with a few of these but got out of there by hook or crook ;-)
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/241939
Really like @dodo feed and message to spread awareness over environmental and animal rights issues. For the love of animals sign up at http://TheDodo.com
7 months, 2 weeks ago on With $4.7M in new funding, the Dodo wants to build a new kind of environmental site for the social age
Nice post with nice perspective so let's make it so !
10 months, 1 week ago on The 3D printing market could win big by following Tesla’s patent-sharing lead
>Just before you go rushing off to grab the latest Klout scores of everyone you know, you must understand how the complex trust structure of community decision making holds the key to influencing them.
10 months, 1 week ago on How to Build the Trust You Need for an Engaged Community
Good social communication typically results in more meaningful F2F interaction so they're symbiotic
11 months ago on How Social Media Is Disrupting Communication
@feelmystank get lost b/c you're clueless
11 months, 1 week ago on Peter Thiel: The US as we know it depends on us rediscovering our innovation
Terrific post, sage advice from @peterthiel, yes indeed We Depend on Accelerating Technological Change especially in science and technology and also like his comment moving the world off of fossil fuels and toward renewable energy ( but LOL in USA with powerful oil lobby )
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Peter Thiel: The US as we know it depends on us rediscovering our innovation
Hmmm Russell Marsh, Global Chief Data Officer for IPG Mediabrands saying some of the right stuff but needs a bit more education on how 'smart data' can better determine intent, buying behaviour, trust etc.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Big data needs to be more than just expensive noise
Nice perspective and agree this is a time for action not pedantic arguments about meaningless terms.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on The FCC’s Tom Wheeler now has his loaded gun. Will he use it to defend the free Internet?
Lt. Gavinator ( good one ) and he's right on open gov data callout
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom cries out for Open Government in the Github wilderness
Hopefully "Gov. Moonbeam" will heed this smart advice
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Marc Benioff, Reid Hoffman, and 28 other tech heavyweights beg Gov. Jerry Brown to help get coding into CA schools
OK I tried SocialRank and the three free key terms- Most Valuable Follower (MVF), Most Engaged Follower (MEF) and Best Follower does not tell me anything new or doe snot really work so its value is little to none
PS - I also thought Klout was worthless
11 months, 3 weeks ago on SocialRank is helping brands (and average Joes) discover which of their Twitter followers really matter
Yes indeed @davepaz
1 year ago on Marc Andreessen on the “smart people fallacy”
>Andreessen explains that smart people, be they journalists, analysts, academics, intellectuals, or, yes, even venture capitalists are prone to overestimating their ability to “learn about situation X and figure out the way it should work.”
Yes good observation because today too many peeps think they're an 'instant expert' after 1 hr of due diligence and some Google searches
How do you know Gravity was a 'phenomenal technology platform' because there are plenty of other interest graph players and moreover you need to interleave interest graph with social and knowledge graphs to be a significant player
1 year, 3 months ago on Gravity was the one deal Yahoo should have closed but couldn’t
RE Precision and Accuracy a Micro influencer can sometimes drive a chain reaction of better engagement across a community so trumps Macro Influencer many of which are living on hyped and inflated reputations.
1 year, 3 months ago on Who Are Micro Influencers and Do We Need Them?
@danielnewmanUV sure and if you want to a quick demo & discussion reach out to Matt Hixson CEO email@example.com
1 year, 3 months ago on 2014: The Age of The Brand Influencer
True and check out @Tellagence Influencer marketing strategy redefined
humorous post ;-)
1 year, 4 months ago on Whoops: HootSuite sends recruiting email to competitor’s CEO
Heckuva graphic at top ;-)
1 year, 4 months ago on Lingerie industry, look out: Silicon Valley’s female founders are coming for you
“Marissa loves simplicity.” Really? Then she must be in hell right now, because her approach to saving Yahoo seems to have more in common with the kitchen sink than a Zen Garden.
1 year, 5 months ago on When asked “Either/or?” Marissa Mayer says “Yes”
@chadkruser @sardire nice to hear Chad and I need to make it to Bend sometime next year
1 year, 5 months ago on A VC wants startups to move to Bend, Oregon so he can incubate them
@BradMajors @sardire I hope Bend does achieve a good startup ecosystem because it would be a nice complement to Portland which really has kicked in over last couple years and regarding Bend is light years away from Boulder's high tech community of course it is but you gotta set the bar high !
nice article and endeavor Bruce so how long until Bend OR becomes a semblance of Boulder CO and do you have a side bet with Brad Feld ;-)
@kpkelleher @sardire yes that's exactly what I was alluding to
1 year, 6 months ago on Google: World domination starts today
Google is currently the best positioned but the game to real time interface to our lives is only in the second inning
> sign of Twitter’s attempt to make tweets actionable snippets of information
That's the key to stickiness and retention
1 year, 6 months ago on Twitter’s partnership with Comcast isn’t (just) about television
OpenCo is bullshit because the better conferences create plenty of engagement and networking opportunities assuming of course you know what the hell you're doing ;-)
1 year, 6 months ago on By flipping the conference model inside out, OpenCo hopes to make it scale
"Advocate endorsements are the real goal" .........yes
1 year, 7 months ago on Is influence dead?
> We are wired to detect the emotions “resonating” in the voice of the person we are speaking with
> Emotions analytics allows you to gain deeper context and meaning in everything you do.
now add Engineering Emotions and you get a trifecta ;-)
1 year, 7 months ago on How to enhance your mobile app with emotional analytics
Yes new powerful viz tools to analyze and find patterns in complex data sets without dependencies on data scientists is great to see but the utility is more in use cases like life sciences ( cancer maps ), oil and gas ( like for sophisticated reservoir modeling ) but the sport example is more like eye candy.
1 year, 8 months ago on Soon, we’ll all be Nate Silvers
About time someone stated the obvious in a post ;-)
1 year, 8 months ago on Is cloud software making Oracle and SAP appear less strategic to the enterprise?
>The uneasy truth is that investment math just doesn’t add up.
1 year, 8 months ago on The bubble around talent and human capital management is too big
@Danny Brown good one ;-)
1 year, 8 months ago on Big Data Will Change Advertising Forever
@Danny Brown yes indeed and was just speaking today to someone on how you took Brian 'Social Blovilator' Solis to school in Why The Conversation Prism Misses the Boat on Influence http://dannybrown.me/2013/07/05/why-the-conversation-prism-misses-the-boat-on-influence/ via @DannyBrown
> The More Sophisticated Ad Model: Behavioural Targeting
1) your behavior is largely determined by your social context
2) behavior is much more predictable than you suspect
3) Consequently, social analysis is increasingly about finding connections between people's behavior and outcomes.
Like what you guys compose but its not just semantic search and NLP to filter out noise
In short the best semantic solutions apply right combinations of explicit semantics (e.g. annotation, entity & metadata extraction, NLP ) with implicit semantics (e.g. machine learning, reasoning, predictive associative analytics ) to social, web, enterprise data to deduce and leverage behavioral actions of users to better understand intent and drive better business outcomes.
PS - I can attest that this is mostly esoteric and hotly contested subject matter ;-)
1 year, 9 months ago on Internet Noise, Influencers, and the Semantic Web
and faster and smarter way to compete against status quo players most of whom will be slow to react until they know what hit them ;-)
1 year, 9 months ago on The business cloud: Going global from the start
@Danny Brown @sardire @samfiorella Bingo !
1 year, 9 months ago on Why The Conversation Prism Misses the Boat on Influence
Nice post Danny and regarding survey of 1,300 marketers, brands, agencies by ArCompany and Sensei Marketing, 94% said “they didn’t fully trust the metrics provide by scoring platforms”, with 55% stating that “scoring platforms were ineffective at identifying influencers.”
allow me to add
3) Consequently, social analysis us increasingly about finding connections between people's behavior and outcomes.
The correct answer is nail some verticals first then if you got the juice and substance go horizontal fast before Google. Cisco, Intel, GE and perhaps a few other get there ;-)
1 year, 11 months ago on For the Internet of things, will it be verticals or horizontals?
You should have titled this piece " The snake oil social media salesmen really don't know how or what works best so mostly peddle themselves and their bullshit"
1 year, 11 months ago on Social media may finally be dying, but the BS around it hasn’t
Terrific to see and wish African countries with all the poaching and slaughtering would do something like this to raise awareness !
1 year, 11 months ago on Skyping with elephants: a new paradigm for education
Hands down Zany McWhackypants is the key target and screw the rest especially Pattern-matching Paul
1 year, 12 months ago on The joy of stereotyping venture capitalists
Canva’s experience is testament to the power of network effects ( so very true ) and that cute yellow dress was a nice added touch ;-)
2 years ago on How an Australian startup raised $3M in seed funding from Silicon Valley
Good points from Gün Sirer on Summly which I agree with.
Narrative Science, News360 and Futureful are good offerings but when you just say semantic analysis this is too vague
The best apps ( none listed in your article ) will do semantic analysis with extraction of pattern-identified information including attributes associated with terms and concept extraction with contextual relationships that includes sentiment analysis.
Yes there's more but enough for now ;)
2 years ago on Forget about Summly – what we need is analysis
Yikes "Innovation as a Service” is just horrible and “StartEngine: Powered by Accenture Digital Services" is lame and boring
2 years ago on StartEngine goes corporate with Accenture partnership. Will an “Innovation as a Service” program turn off entrepreneurs?
> It seems we’re going to have to go over this Series A crunch thing one more time.
I got it first time around but it this still was lots of fun reading ;)
> But imagine a hundred kids came into play a game that was designed for about 10. That is effectively what is different this time around. The number of chairs (the Series A round) hasn’t changed. But since so many more kids are trying to play the game and don’t get one, it has a more dramatic ripple effect.
Perhaps you should have used this brilliant school kid analogy is your initial post http://pandodaily.com/2012/11/28/the-series-a-crunch-is-hitting-now-have-we-even-noticed/ to hammer the message home
> Hit your milestones, develop deep relationships with deep pocketed investors, and start raising your Series A well before you need it.
PS - the explainer video was a nice added special touch ;)
2 years, 1 month ago on If you’re going to rebut the Series A crunch, it’s a good idea to know what it is first