Do we need another book on communicating?

Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I had to ask the question. There are so many books on communicating & presenting affectively, it begs the question, what can this book do that others haven’t? While it’s a fair question, I don’t necessarily think it stands with peers. That said it’s a …

Which tech do startups use most?

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures publishes an excellent blog called Coding VC. There you can find some excellent posts, such as pitches by analogy, and an algorithm for seed round valuations and analyzing product hunt data. He recently wrote a blog post about a topic near and dear to my heart, Which Technologies do Startups …

Is Hunter Walk right about operations & startups?

Join 26,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Hunter Walk blogged recently about the importance of building great operations teams. And while he was speaking primarily about business operations, the startup technical operations teams are equally difficult to get right. 1. performance & scalability As your grows like Birchbox, your customer growth curve …

5 ways startups misstep on scalability

Join 27,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. Ignoring the database Yes, your internet site sits on top of a database. Have you forgotten to take care of it? Like a garden, it must be watered & tended. And a gardener will always scold you for leaving plants to wither. I guess …