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Signal vs. Noise

At the end of each day, I encourage you to reflect on whether you spent your day on “signal” or “noise.” Let me explain. Recently, I wrote a post titled Managing Priorities. In it I talked about the idea of P1’s. My weeks start on Monday morning so my P1 for the current week (which…

My Increasing Love Affair With Google Apps

At Foundry Group, we have now completely switched to Google Apps. This started in August when I decided to Try Gmail For A Week. Five months later I am ready to declare this experiment a complete success. As every day passes, I find a new magic happy thing that ties my life together better. Today…

The Wave of iPad Purchasing Has Just Begun

It’s fascinating to me when a new product aggressively shifts from early adopters to the mainstream. It should be no surprise that the day the iPad came out a bunch of them appeared at the Foundry Group offices. At the next board meeting I was at, I think every VC had one and was using…

I Love Starting The Year Off With CES

After a two-fer of deeply annoying arrogance demonstrated by two different VCs on the first business day of 2011 that I’m still pondering (a mix of conflict avoidance behavior and passive aggressive behavior) I’m really looking forward to CES. Several years ago, my partners and I started going to CES together.  Jason and Ryan had…

I’m Creating A Platform For Platforms Of Platforms

I nominate “platform” for overused tech word of 2010.  Yeah, I whined about this a few months ago in my post Your Platform Is Not In My Space. I hear the word “platform” in over 50% of the short pitches I get.  A friend of mine who is working on a new startup that isn’t…

Just Make It Faster

As a user, how often have you thought “I wish this web service was faster.”  As a CEO, how often have you said “just make it faster.”  Or, more simply, “why is this damn thing so slow?” This is a not a new question.  I’ve been thinking about this since I first started writing code…

Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals

I’m officially in the daily deal business. Check out my new “Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals” store and shop online for some outdoor gear from Giantnerd.com. Rather than simply observe new things, I like to use them.  I’ve been keeping an eye on the daily deal phenomenon and have had an opportunity to explore it in…

New Email Newsletter on Work-Life Balance

While at the amazing Tahoe Tech Talk, I heard Dave Morin mention a new service called Letter.ly.  It’s a great example of brilliance through its simplicity. In my never ending quest to use all the things I find interesting, I’ve started an email newsletter called Feld On Work-Life Balance.  While I periodically post on Work-Life…

Gmail Has Won Me Over

About a month ago I wrote a post titled Trying Gmail For A Week.  I haven’t thought about Outlook, Entourage, or Mac Mail for a month and I don’t think I’m ever going back.  It took about a week to rewire my brain for how conversations worked and what the keyboard shortcuts were, but not…

My Quest For The Perfect Smartphone

Now that my Apple and Google experiments have been huge successes, I thought I’d try an Android phone one more time.  I like my iPhone 4, but it’s pretty weak with all the Google apps.  Specifically, I badly want better contact integration, clean email sync, and Google voice.  Plus, AT&T still blows in Boulder. Any…