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"Gretchen, stop trying to make 'fetch' happen. It's not going to happen."

9 months, 1 week ago on Don’t even start trying to make “Trep” happen


Haha too funny, I remember sitting with my cofounders last summer during YC and joking "if this doesn't work out maybe we could sell it to Yahoo!... we're even purple!". The real metric of success will be whether they can convince these talented people to stay. I'd also be curious to hear more about how they're doing with slowly phasing out useless folks through attrition rather than layoffs (which would be bad PR).

1 year, 11 months ago on Can’t raise a Series A? Just sell yourself to Yahoo


I absolutely agree, because every piece of the retail supply chain is being disrupted.  The reason it is still years in the future is because there will need to be a critical mass of innovation disrupting buying, procurement, shipping, warehousing, distribution, fulfillment, merchandising, commerce and secondary markets to see the full wave. It is definitely coming.

2 years, 2 months ago on Andreessen predicts the death of traditional retail. Yes: Absolute death


Memento Mori

Also reminded me of "Dead Hearts" by Stars

2 years, 5 months ago on The last day


It's a wonder Uber was operating at all during this period, considering the substantial additional risk to drivers and their cars (which are not owned or maintained by Uber).  Uber isn't a public service or utility, it is a business and can operate as it pleases.  Customers can go elsewhere if it doesn't suit them.  This anti-capitalist sneering from Paul Carr is nothing new, shame he writes about startups who are most likely to be crippled by this kind of thinking and its potential influence on public policy.

2 years, 5 months ago on As NY floods, “Robin Hood” Uber robs from the rich and… Nope, that’s about it


Consider us duly warned.  Is there a post forthcoming?

2 years, 10 months ago on A Warning on Hiring People at Startups | PandoDaily


@sarahcuda Bah! The best part of this list is that it has 5 DOers, rather than rampant self-promoters. That's why I'm honored to be on it

3 years ago on Pandolist: Top 5 Tech Marketers