"In the face of contemporary anxieties, we long for times we never knew."
— Replicant Memories - OMNI Reboot
"A big part of this strategy involves taking non-technical founders who posses valuable industry knowledge, but not necessarily technical skills. That runs counter to the Valley conventional wisdom, which states that a technical co-founder is tantamount to success. (And its sidekick, the myth of the behoodied 19-year-old college drop-out.) To be sure, many large venture firms will not fund a company without a technical co-founder. For that reason, startups without one typically elevate their first engineer to co-founder status. Quotidian is a bit of an outlier by enthusiastically investing in companies with no technical co-founder."
Here’s how one venture firm is shifting from new and shiny things to old and rusty ones | PandoDaily
This is what we’ve been working on at Quotidian the last few months. Exciting stuff. And what the panel’s about tomorrow!
As someone who is working on a industry-expert founded startup(Songtrust), I’m really excited for this and believe in this model.
"Marketing collateral is a natural by-product: When your company communicates internally with polished, clear, and well-produced content, it is easy to and repurpose that material for external communications. The kind of communication that is required for self-organization will end up producing all the events, schwag, and content you need to build and publicize an authentic brand. (More on how that works at GitHub below.)"
"The best opportunity you’ve got to grow and to make an impact is to seek out the, “I don’t get it,” moments, and then work at it and noodle on it and discuss it until you do get it."
— Seth’s Blog: “I don’t get it” (via khuyi)
Please save me from Austin Siberia hotel land and vote for my SXSW panels: Now Indie Musicians Can Collect Royalties Too and Makin’ Cents: Why Microcents Count