On Selling your Soul: Notes on Gregg Pollack's Founder's Talk

If you’re going to be successful, Richard, you need to learn to be an asshole. Erlich Bachman, Silicon Valley For those of you who don’t know, I was recently accepted into Starter Studio, an Orlando-based incubator to work on University Android, a codeacademy-like program for learning Android development. Every Monday night, Starter Studio brings in successful founders to talk about things they’ve learned along the way to success. »

Why I'll Probably Try to Manipulate You

I became a hippie when I was a freshman in college. When I say I became a hippie, I don’t mean that I wore tie dye t-shirts all the time, smoked a lot of weed, and listened to “All you need is love” all day. I was a hippie even though I owned zero tie dye t-shirts, wasn’t cool enough to get invited to the weed parties, and had never heard that famous Beatles song that more conventional hippies love. »

Should the Idea Person get Extra Equity?

As I mentioned in my last post, I have some ideas for a startup, and I’m excited to start working on them.ยน Unfortunately, doing a startup raises a lot of questions that I, as a former wannabe philosophy professor, haven’t really considered. Since its probably not a good idea to dive in to a venture that I don’t really understand, it seems like I should spend some time wrestling with what we might call “startup questions. »