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.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

"instead of going to work for Microsoft, start a startup and make Microsoft buy it to get you"

evhead: Paul Graham: Hiring is Obsolete Thanks to Evan for the link

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Marketing Playbook: Slide show

Marketing Playbook: DMA Slides A great deck of slides that outlines what the marketing playbook enables... check it out !!

Monday, April 25, 2005

Marketing Playbook: New way to keep tabs on competition

Marketing Playbook: New way to keep tabs This is a great resource... given that internet marketing is the way forward - have you seen the lastest Google earnings......

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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Hi-Tech's New Day - Next Frontiers

"...the next generation of entrepreneurs is making its mark. Led by Google's young billionaires, a hungry group of Web wizards is using new—and not-so-new—ideas to transform the Internet and actually make money....." Hi-Tech's New Day - Next Frontiers - MSNBC.com See also Web2.0 - defined Web2.0 Commentary

Friday, April 22, 2005

Venture Chronicles by Jeff Nolan: Start-ups shouldn't bother with detailed business plans: Mike Moritz

Venture Chronicles by Jeff Nolan: Start-ups shouldn't bother with detailed business plans: Mike Moritz

Blogs Will Change Your Business

From Andy Lark's post on the BW article on blogging + business Blogs Will Change Your Business Look past the yakkers, hobbyists, and political mobs. Your customers and rivals are figuring blogs out. Our advice: Catch up...or catch you later

Friday, April 15, 2005

Book review: Lucky or Smart

An excellent light read from Bo Peabody - founder of Tripod... Amazon.co.uk: Books: Lucky or Smart 58 pages of insightfulness on the life of an entrepreneur.... Check this review from 800-CEO-Read Blog

A VC: del.icio.us investment approach

A VC: del.icio.us Great insight "The question everyone asks is "what is the business model". To be completely and totally honest, we don't yet know. This was a seed investment and none of the investors put up very much capital. Joshua retained complete control of the service and is going to focus on making it better. That is all anyone wants to see happen right now. In time it will become clear what the business model should be. And there are a number of them to choose from for sure."

A Sack of Seattle: Benefits of telling the truth to the Board of Directors

A Sack of Seattle: Benefits of telling the truth to the Board of Directors

evhead: Running your company on web apps

evhead: Running your company on web apps

Thursday, April 14, 2005

:: Under the Buzz

:: Under the Buzz A great resource... "Under the Buzz is a monthly publication that seeks to enable individuals who drive e-business strategy in their organizations to make sound business decisions. Philip Lay's stock-in-trade is to examine the basic value propositions of B2B and other high-tech companies, in order to understand how they can grow and thrive in the business-to-business e-marketplace."

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Jigsaw - The Business Contact Marketplace

Jigsaw - The Business Contact Marketplace This is clever "This is a genius idea to create a highly accurate shared-contacts database for salespeople." - Tom Foremski, Silicon Valley Watcher

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Ross Mayfield's Weblog: The VC No and the Entrepreneur Yes

Ross Mayfield's Weblog: The VC No and the Entrepreneur Yes

Ta-Da Lists from Basecamp

This seems like a cool app to help manage and share your to-do lists. See here

Lessons Learned Building Basecamp

Phil Windley's Technometria | Lessons Learned Building Basecamp Also, the MarketingPlaybook guys, Rich and John, did some interviews with Basecamp - see here (part 1) and here (part 2)