November 17, 2006

The Good, The Board, and The Ugly, Part III

The Good, The Board, and The Ugly, Part III To recap other postings in this series:  my original, Brad Feld’s, Fred Wilson’s first, Fred’s second, Tom Evslin’s, and my lighter-note follow-up. So speaking of lighter-note takes on this topic, Lary Lazard, Tom Evslin’s fictional CEO who ran Hackoff.com, now has his own tips for effective board management.  You have to read them yourself here, but I think my favorite one is #3, which starts off: Never number the pages of what you are presenting.  Lots of time can be used constructively figuring out what page everybody is on. Enjoy.


December 10, 2005

Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard

Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard Anyone who worked in the Internet in the early days probably remembers all-too-vividly how silly things got near the end.  Even those who had nothing to do with the industry but who were alive at the time with an extra dollar or two to invest in the stock market probably has some conception of the massive roller coaster companies were on in those years. The memories/images/perceptions all come crashing down in the latest chapter of Tom Evslin’s blook hackoff.com in a manner that reminds me of the sound of fingernails racing down a chalkboard.  You’ve […]


November 8, 2005

Hackoff – The Blook, Part II

Hackoff – The Blook, Part II A few weeks back, I posted about a new blook (book delivered in single episodes via blog) called Hackoff.com – An Historic Murder Mystery Set in the Internet Bubble and Rubble, by Tom Evslin.  A few weeks into it, and I’m hooked.  It’s: – complete and total brain candy, or mental floss as Brad calls it – a great 2 minute break in the middle of the day (episodes are delivered once a day during the week) – a very entertaining reminder about some of the wacky things that went on back in the […]


September 18, 2005

Hackoff – The Blook

Hackoff – The Blook Fred and Brad have already posted some pertinent details as well, but here’s a must-read for you – entrepreneur Tom Evslin, who has a great blog, has just launched an online book, serialized as a blog.  It’s about a fictitious Internet bubble company called Hackoff.com (nice name!), and you can subscribe to the episodes of the book, either by RSS feed or by email.  The first episode and various subscription options are all here. Tom’s a great writer and had front row seats/was a lead actor in the bubble.  The first episode has me hooked.  This […]