Archive for June, 2006
An essay from Paul Graham on Startup cultures worldwide – a must read for anyone involved in the ecosystem.
However, not sure about this comment
“but if present trends continue, French and German will eventually go the way of Irish and Luxembourgish: they’ll be spoken in homes and by eccentric nationalists.”
Some startup inisghts from Peter Nixey, a UK based entrepreneur, working on a web2.0 startup.
“I’ve worked for a long time to learn enough to be able to create something of real value. Only time will tell whether it’s as useful to others as it is to me but as much as I’d love to be rich, it’s fixing pains that drives me.”
KP’s 7 rules for start-ups (from Don Dodge at Microsoft)
* Instant Value to customers – solve a problem or create value with the first use
* Viral adoption – Pull, not push. No direct sales force required
* Minimum IT footprint, preferably none. Hosted SaaS is best.
* Simple, intuitive user experience – no training required.
* Personalized user experience – customizable
* Easy configuration based on application or usage templates
* Context aware – adjust to location, groups, preferences, devices, etc.