Silicon Valley Bubbles and Busts

Q. Is this a real boom or can the bubble burst? every business is boom-bust. first it goes up and then it crashes. the definition of a bubble: too much money but few assets to buy. when people have too much cash, they overpay for assets (stuff to buy, such as tulips,...

Age and Silicon Valley?

Q. I am 27-years old who founded a startup. My goal is to find co-founders that are young and energetic. What are my chances with the right people? Is it all about hard work meets opportunity or something else? 27? Hmmm… a bit old for Silicon Valley! 🙂 > My...

Silicon Valley Is In… Silicon Valley

San Francisco often says it is part of Silicon Valley.  There is indeed a small cluster of startups in SF. But how much? Here’s a chart. The circles represent the amount of valuation for these companies, measured in billions of dollars. One Silicon Valley...

Virality and Word-of-Mouth: A Pathology of Epistemology

I’m researching virality. How do ideas start and grow explosively? Everyone knows things go viral (cat videos, etc.), but very few understand why this happens. Although marketing agencies talk about this, practically none of them can do this repeatedly. It turns...
Where the Startups Are

Where the Startups Are

Where to start your startup? Be where you’re surrounded by people with tech skills, startup experience, business skills, etc. who have access to funding, lawyers, CPAs, etc. An MIT map shows where the most successful startups are: Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Mountain...