Tag: startups

  • Some things to consider if you’re deciding whether to be a tech entrepreneur

    I was taken by Status.net founder Evan Promodou’s post the other day: Hackers make things; entrepreneurs make things that make things. This is a pretty succinct explanation of the difference between an entrepreneur and a hacker, and, I must confess, not one I fully understood when we originally set out to build Elgg. (It was […]

  • Build what you know

    I wrote a piece for 24 Ways To Start, the entrepreneur’s advent calendar: The web isn’t just a platform; nor is it a market. It’s a movement. Think of the success stories of the past five years: Twitter, Facebook, Google, GroupOn. Twitter and Facebook changed the way people communicate and made social networking mainstream (Mark […]