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I'd agree with most of it with the exception of Career Value as a bad reason. I don't see how it is very much different than you "good reason" #3 where learning in a start up environment has a huge upside. I think these two reason go hand in hand, so it's weird to see one as a bad reason and one is a good reason.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Don’t go chasing (startup) waterfalls
+1 for unscientific surveys.
1 year, 10 months ago on Dell, BYOD, and the New Reality
I swear Arizona is only ever on the news for embarrassing backward policies from one aspect and then another. So depressing.
2 years ago on … in which Jolie O’Dell trolls me. Again. [#yougotmegirl!]
Great summary on the Chinese startup ecosystem. The culture and attitude is definitely very different in China, when the goal is often "how can we make the most money" instead of "how can we innovate and solve a problem". Granted having a successful business model is critical in starting a company, but what has made the startup culture so unique over here are the entrepreneurs and the ideas they have to change the world. That sentiment isn't valued, but rather like you said, copy and crush just so the bigger companies can profit.
2 years, 2 months ago on Thoughts on China’s Startup Ecosystem
Nice post. Marissa has everything to gain if she can actually turn yahoo around. Very interested to see what's next for them now.
2 years, 3 months ago on Why on Earth Did Marissa Mayer Say Yes to Yahoo?
Thanks for sharing this Erin! I wasn't aware of the Startuphire campaign until I read this. Great idea and our startup is definitely trying to hire! Thanks again :)
2 years, 3 months ago on The Talent Problem Isn’t Solving Itself, Here’s One Startup’s Campaign to Help
@clintsharp There are definitely many data loss holes that exist today and depending on the service provider, some cloud services could definitely provide a more secure option. However data ownership and access control will be key. Companies will have to carefully evaluate what services can meet their security requirements. Putting the debate on whether or not "cloud is secure" aside, data sovereignty also comes into play for many global corporations depending on each country's privacy laws and compliance requirements. And in this case, using public consumer clouds cannot be an option at all and IT needs to find other alternatives to provide users with access to company data.
2 years, 4 months ago on CEO Supper Club: Aaron Levie’s Key to Beating Dropbox
Aaron made a good point about the next (or very much now) generation of business enterprise software will focus on the consumer type of usability. User experience holds the key to adoption regardless or consumer or enterprise. However as Box is focused on becoming an application platform for collaboration, the fundamental problem today is still very much a storage issue for the enterprise. Web based applications like Box or consumer apps like Dropbox cannot bridge the gap. To use these services will require enterprise IT to give up and surrender their data to the public cloud (or 3rd party vendor data center) in order to provide mobile access for their users. Box/Dropbox are offering a similar solution in which data will need to be uploaded and/or copied into another location - but it doesn't work because data security and control isn't something an enterprise can compromise on.