Computer Guy

Computer Guy
Sunset at DoubleM Systems (, Del Mar, California

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Startup Reading 4.19.15

Prototyping is always worth it
Prototyping is always worth it -
Smoke Tests: Comprehension vs. Commitment -

The Innovators Dilemma for SaaS Startups - Tom Tunguz
Management Myths vs. Facts -

10 Experiments to test your startup hypothesis - Founder Institute
Reward Success and Failure, punish only inaction - Berkus

Your Product Demo Sucks because you're focused on your product - First Round
The 5 Ps of Productive Meetings -

CFO to CEO: What happens if we invest in developing our people, 
and then they leave us?
CEO: What if we don't, and they stay?
From Garry Ridge, CEO WD-40

You don't build a business.
You build people and then people build the business.
Zig Ziglar

Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Peter Drucker

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Startup reading 4.12.15

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Uncommon Ways to work Smarter not Harder - Quora
The Few Sentences You Need to Dominate Your Market - KissMetrics

How to Have Your Customer Build Your Product For You - Founder Institute
Onboarding New Hires to Maximize Engagement -

Set Yourself Up to Succeed -
Kanban Flow for Project Management - Kanban Flow

3 Ways to get your time back -

The two most important days of your life are the
 day you are born and the day you find out why.
Mark Twain

None of the market leaders in technology
were the First Movers.
Steve Blank

Friday, April 3, 2015

Startup reading 4.5.15


The tragedy of life
is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
W.M. Lewis

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year
you'll be surprised at how little you have.
Ernest Haskins

Only the curious will learn, and
only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning.
The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.
Eugene S. Wilson

Reading well 
is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
Harold Bloom

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H.L. Mencken

The best way to have a good idea
is to have a lot of ideas.
Linus Carl Pauling

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt.
Speech was given to conceal thought.
Sir William Osler

You've achieved success in your field
when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.
Warren Beatty