Tag: Venture


Azure Capital. Dinner with Mike Kwatinetz and others of Azure Capital tonight — I knew of Mike while at Microsoft but this will be first in-person meeting. Really like some of their investments — hope we can work together.

Torvalds on Patents

Torvalds on Patents. Couldn’t agree more — LWN: Re: large page patch. I refuse to look at patent material when startups try to present their patent portfolio to us. In fact, any startup that leads their presentation to us with […]


Layoffs. They suck. Sometimes unavoidable in today’s capital markets but I am renewing my commitment to work like crazy to avoid them. The best way to avoid them is to keep headcount down down down early.

Biz plans

Business Plans. Saw a great business plan presentation this week. Crisp, to the point, fact based, clear demonstration of the distinctive assets of the company. Little in the way of hyperbole about the market, the product architecture. I think some […]

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Current Books

Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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