A Return to Blogging

I'm embarrassed by how much I've fallen behind on writing new blog posts. I've been unusually busy at work for the last few months, but I am finally at the point where I can start writing regularly again. This is a short housekeeping post about recent things I've produced outside of this blog + upcoming posts that I'm finishing up.

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De-Risking Your Startup (SaaStr 2017 Talk)

This page contains info on a 15-minute talk I gave at the SaaStr conference called "De-Risking Your Startup."

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Three Mathematical Models for Building a More Valuable Company

"All models are wrong, but some are useful."

- George E. P. Box

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Tit-For-Tat Office Hours with a Seed-Stage VC

For a while now, I've wanted to try holding office hours. I've been a big beneficiary of Silicon Valley's pay-it-forward culture, and I'd love to play a part in maintaining that culture. Winter holidays are a forced vacation for VCs*, so this seems as good a time as any to give office hours a try. The experiment that I want to conduct is "tit-for-tat office hours": each person I meet with can ask me whatever they want for 20 minutes, and then I can ask them to teach me something related to their professional experience for 5 minutes. I've never tried this before, but hopefully it'll be useful and fun for everyone involved.

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How to Use Thought Experiments to De-Risk Your Startup

"In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable."

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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