Are top candidates evaluating your startup?

I work for a lot of startups. Many ask me for referrals. I play matchmaker when I can. But as the market continues to heat up, the demand for top talent is reaching a boiling point. Join 29,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. It’s a sellers market That means folks with …

The chaos theory of cloud scalability

Reading Benedict Evans weekly newsletter, you’re bound to bump into something new & useful. His newsletter covers Mobile, but that also means it touches on a lot of other areas of tech, innovation & startups. This week he pointed me to A Weissman’s The Chaos Theory of Startups. He argues a VC’s job is to …

Is upgrading RDS like a shit-storm that will not end?

Join 29,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Can RDS worsen an outage ?? That’s another way to think about this question. In my experience, it very clearly increases outages, by tying one or both hands behind your back. Believe me when I say, that is terribly frustrating when you’re putting out fires! …

Did Dropbox, Samsung, BestBuy & TimeWarner have to fail in 2014?

It was a blockbuster year for web outages in 2014. From retailers to cable providers, it seems everyone had their 15 minutes of fame. Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. How can we protect our web property from the same fate? Here’s a short list of suggestions. 1. How much traffic …