Archives / May, 2010

Does More Money Motivate Higher Performance?

One of my blog readers – Boaz Fletcher – sent me an awesome video this morning from RSA Animate.  It’s 11 minutes long and is a fascinating lecture by Dan Pink about The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.  I love the RSA Animate format – an artist animates the talk on a giant whiteboard…

Pick Your 2% And Own It

I’ve always enjoyed hanging out with Om Malik.  We’ve had a handful of nice, relaxed discussions about some deep stuff.  Last week I took a break from Google I/O and spent an hour and a half with him.  We spent about an hour talking about life and some very personal things and then did a…

Things To Hate About API-TOS

I’m at the Glue Conference all day.  So far, it’s far exceeded my already high expectations.  I’m now sitting in the API track and the first two presentations have been dynamite.  Clay Loveless from Mashery just did a presentation titled “5 Things I Hate About Your API-TOS“.  He nailed it.  Here are his top five…

Interviews on StockTwits TV and BlogTalkRadio

I promise I’ll write something thoughtful tomorrow and not torture you with more video and audio.  Over the weekend, I did a fun interview with Howard Lindzon on StockTwits TV during his annual Lindzonpalooza event.  We covered a wide range of entrepreneurial topics and gave each other plenty of good natured shit.  Eek – I’m…

The Founders 2010 Episode 1: The Question is Why

We’re doing the TechStars Founders video series again this year. The Rackspace Cloud has sponsored the series so look for some new and exciting twists.  Episode 1 follows! "The Question is Why" The Founders | TechStars Boulder | Episode 1 from TechStars on Vimeo.

The Scary Robots Are Coming

I do not want to tangle with an army of 10,000 of these.  Especially ones that have lots of sharp pokey electrocution things built in to their foreheads. I wonder what my golden retriever would think of these dudes.  Now, what would have really been sweet is if I had one of these when I…

The Founders 2010 Starts Tomorrow

Here’s Teaser #2 for the TechStars The Founders 2010 video series, which stars airing at 9am MST starting tomorrow.  "David Cohen" The Founders | TechStars Boulder | Teaser 02 from TechStars on Vimeo. It’s going to be better than the finale of Lost.  I promise.

Innovating Against Software Patents

Last week, Microsoft sued Salesforce.com claiming infringement of 9 software patents. This comes shortly after Nokia sued Apple who sued Nokia over software patents, and after Apple sued HTC who sued Apple over software patents. As an example of the ridiculous nature of software patents, Microsoft’s claims cover user interface features, including a "system and…

Beers With Brad in Dallas – May 28th

On May 28th I’m going to swing through Dallas on my way to New York.   I’m going to see some of my family, hang out with my cousin Jon Feld and the companies at Jon’s Tech Wildcatters program, and do a Beers with Brad event on Friday night from 6pm to 8pm at Lotus on…

How Trada Works, Now Improved with Bing

Trada – one of our investments that is based in Boulder – is absolutely killing it.  It was started by Niel Robertson, who we’ve worked with in various forms going back to the mid-1990’s.  When Niel first came up with the idea, he and my partner Seth Levine spent a few months really going deep…