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Leadership: Bochy’s Homerun; Johnson’s Strikeout

Leadership: Bochy’s Homerun; Johnson’s Strikeout

I have lived in the bay area for the past 15+ years, and in San Francisco, we are going through a sports renaissance: the Giants have won two of the last three World Series, and the 49ers have made it deep into the playoffs two years running (I’m looking for a championship next year!). Both teams have something in common and it has led to something amazing. Bruce Bochy for the Giants and Jim Harbaugh …

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“Marissa, Can I Work From Home?”

“Marissa, Can I Work From Home?”

In high school, I was unstoppable. I was high school valedictorian. I was the best athlete, and I was homecoming king…. Did I mention that I was home schooled? A great joke from a funny comedian—but in all seriousness, working from home has some significant advantages, even if Marissa Mayer doesn’t think it’s right for Yahoo. While I think there are definite pros to having a team in close proximity—the official term is “collocated”—a company …

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If You’re Not Cheating, You’re Not Trying Hard Enough

If You’re Not Cheating, You’re Not Trying Hard Enough

Lance Armstrong. Bernie Madoff. Barry Bonds. Raj Rajaratnam. Ray Nagin. Whether it is sports, business, or politics, it seems in every walk of life, people are playing fast and loose with the law, with ethics, and with morality. Even in the software business we have some shady practices and some shady business models. Pump and Dump Many well known VC’s and early stage investors who have active blog followings use their clout to oversell their …

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Free is too Expensive

Free is too Expensive

Working at the Internet Systems Consortium, I feel I have a somewhat privileged look into the open source business model, which I’d like to address. We face the unique challenge of developing and maintaining BIND, the most-installed nameserver software on the planet, which some estimates place on 80% of all DNS servers. We’re proud of our open source heritage–one that began with the first iteration of BIND in 1994. I believe a large part of our …

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