ITNorthWest Voice

This is a blog for all the technology entrepreneurs based in the North West of Ireland - musings about our business, companies, interests, trends and any other random thing that hits us.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

An insightful story into how Google got to where it is today

It may be on Men's magazine, GQ, but this story on how Google evolved is educational. Any entrepreneur, whether new or seasoned, should read it Quote from article Since its founding, Google’s financial condition had been, as Moritz describes it, “lots of cash outgoing, very little incoming, and we were trying to pin the tail on the donkey as to what the business was.”

Friday, February 25, 2005

A VC: Analysis Paralysis

I think all entrepreneur's suffer from this disease in some form or other A great post from Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures A VC: Analysis Paralysis

Friday, February 18, 2005

Q1 ITNorthWest Meeting Details

Clare Dillion and Robert Burke from the Developer & Platform Group at Microsoft will be joining us for our next quarterly meeting on the 2nd of March in the EI Offices in Sligo. This promises to be a very informative evening with a high turnout and based on previous meetings it should also be good fun. Big thanks to Fergus Burns for organizing the speakers. For further details etc. please don't hesitate to contact me.

John Sterne to visit ITNorthWest Companies

John Sterne, the esteemed technology journalist/writer is visiting the NorthWest next week. John is the author of Adventures in Code: The Story of the Irish Software Industry - well worth reading

Thursday, February 17, 2005

VentureBlog: The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting at DEMO

VentureBlog: The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting at DEMO The whole Demo event sounds very exciting - maybe next year :-) The best demo was really unique - see the video here

Monday, February 07, 2005

ChangeThis :: How to Manage Smart People

ChangeThis :: How to Manage Smart People An interesting article - well worth the read

Friday, February 04, 2005

Silicon Valley Watcher: These are the new dotcoms of the new rules economy...

Tom Foremski hits the nail on the head with these rules.... Silicon Valley Watcher: These are the new dotcoms of the new rules economy...

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Performance reviews

Rewarding and keeping all your team focussed takes quite a bit of effort Various models, or a combination of models can be used - annual performance review - monthly reviews - 1:1s - "bell curve" reward model some good articles on the subject Microsoft Review Process 101 Incentive Pay