A version of this article appeared in TechCrunch. With in-person classes canceled, we’re about to start our online versions of Hacking for Defense and Hacking for Oceans (and here). The classes are built on the Lean Startup methodology: Customer Discovery, Agile Engineering and the Business/Mission Model Canvas. So how do our students get out of […]Customer Discovery In the Time Of the Covid-19 Virus — Steve Blank
The analysts at Bloomberg Intelligence—who track about 2,000 companies in sectors including energy, technology, retail and finance—identified those that are poised to release products or services with blockbuster potential in the year ahead, as well those that face unusual challenges. The analysts considered revenue growth, margins, market share, debt, and other factors such as economic conditions, and came up with this list of 50 worth watching.
I retired early because I realized that I would need about 20 years of full-time work to complete The Art of Computer Programming (TAOCP), which I have always viewed as the most important project of my life. – Source: Knuth: Retirement
The Art of Computer Programming (TAOCP)
by Donald E. Knuth.
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At the end of 1999, these books were named among the best twelve physical-science monographs of the century by American Scientist, along with: Dirac on quantum mechanics, Einstein on relativity, Mandelbrot on fractals, Pauling on the chemical bond, Russell and Whitehead on foundations of mathematics, von Neumann and Morgenstern on game theory, Wiener on cybernetics, Woodward and Hoffmann on orbital symmetry, Feynman on quantum electrodynamics, Smith on the search for structure, and Einstein’s collected papers. Wow! – Source: TAOCP
Bill Gates once said ‘definitely send me a résumé’ if you finish this fiendishly difficult book – Source: Business Insider
Why You Should Launch a Startup in Southeast Asia
Over the past several years, countries throughout Southeast Asia have been becoming more and more attractive to both local and foreign entrepreneurs with numerous benefits and resources that have proved invaluable to budding startups. In the Britethink article, “Top 5 Reasons to Start Business in Southeast Asia”, Bernald Ng outlines some of the advantages of launching a startup in Southeast Asia.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, Alibaba magnate Jack Ma made his appearance to address the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok, Thailand. Around 300 Thai people also attended the one-and-a-half hour live session, “A Conversation with Jack Ma on Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Globalization,” chaired by Mr. Chutintorn Kongsak, Director-General for the Department of International Economic Affairs,…
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An exclusive sneak peek at the book “Disrupted.”
HubSpot filed for an IPO on Aug. 25, 2014, and launched under the symbol HUBS on the New York Stock Exchange that October, with a market valuation of $880 million. Dan Lyons left HubSpot in December 2014. He never signed the nondisparagement and nondisclosure paperwork the company gave him. (HubSpot says it won’t comment on employee agreements.) On July 29, 2015, HubSpot issued a press release saying its CMO, Mike Volpe—the man called “Cranium” in Lyons’s book—had been terminated because he “violated the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics” in his “attempts to procure” a copy of a book involving HubSpot, presumably the book excerpted above, a fact that HubSpot confirmed with Fortune. We attempted by email and telephone to contact Mr. Volpe for comment; we were unable to reach him. When asked for comment on Lyons’s experience at the company, HubSpot CEO and co-founder Brian Halligan said the following: “We believe that to build a great company today, it’s essential to have a point of view on how the world has changed, what you are doing about it and why it matters. We started HubSpot a decade ago believing that the way people buy and sell had fundamentally changed. We saw an opportunity to help organizations adjust to that shift, and today we’re proud to have more than 18,000 customers who have chosen to partner with us to transform how they market and sell.”
A version of this article appears in the April 1, 2016 issue of Fortune.
Press Release | July 29, 2015 | HubSpot Appoints Kipp Bodnar as Chief Marketing Officer
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