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My first visit ever to Times Square was in November 2008. I’d just attended the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco and was making my way back to South Africa. Like everyone seeing the circus of light in Times Square for the first time, I was super impressed. I paid specific notice to all the tech companies and took photos of their billboards — MySpace, Yahoo! Wow, to have that kind of marketing budget. Jerry Yang and…

As a startup grows, inevitably the amount of time that founders need to spend on non-core, operational issues increases. Your aim should be to automate and smooth out as many of these as possible, allowing you and your team to continue to focus on the stuff that really matters — growth, revenue, product etc. Mark Suster wrote a great post on this a while back where he explains the need for startups to scale up from their scrappy seed-stage garage mentally.…

As a pilot, I’ve enjoyed the ability to fly to interesting places. However, every so often less than adequate weather will leave you stranded somewhere waiting for the overcast to lift, fog to boil off etc. One of the most common causes of accidents in general aviation is untrained pilots inadvertently flying “into the clouds”. It is almost always lethal to pilots who aren’t trained for it. Without external visual references and a visible horizon…