According to VentureBeat, Y Combinator co-founder and president Paul Graham will be stepping down from his leadership position at the influential tech accelerator. Sam Altman, a 28-year-old Y Combinator partner, will take over the presidency starting[...]
The New Yorker published a feature on Twitter/Square co-founder Jack Dorsey last week, and in comparison to recent tech takedowns, this profile was downright fawning. D.T. Max -- best known for his biography of suicidal novelist David Foster Wallace [...]
Chrisann Brennan, a painter and graphic designer out of Monterey, California, has written "The Bite in the Apple: A Memoir Of My Life With Steve Jobs." Ms. Brennan is indeed the father of Lisa, the child whom Jobs initially refused to acknowledge, an[...]
According to QZ, retired industrial designer Harmut Esslinger's new memoir, Keep It Simple, sheds light on Steve Jobs' true role as a design visionary at Apple.
Hint: Jobs was no Picasso.
Esslinger, founder of Frog Design, submitted a "Red Book" de[...]
It should have started a subscription streaming service sooner.
Once upon a time, Apple was the beacon in the consumer's eye. Not only did it possess a leader more charismatic than any rock star, it positively dominated complete swaths of consumer[...]
In a recent blog post, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures emphasizes that slow-and-steady wins the race. But more importantly, "fast and shiny" loses -- almost always.
The issue is one of chasing fads, whether it's copying Pinterest's UI, maximizing [...]
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures says that you should not expect to exit a company alongside the same people you started with.
This takes a bit of ruthless judgment -- is your first hired salesperson really the right fit for head of sales, esp[...]
Courtesy of TechCrunch, we have a video of Ashton Kutcher at last night's Teen Choice Awards, shouting inspirational platitudes at a room full of squealing kiddies.
I'm not hatin'; Kutcher gives some well-worn but valuable advice about how "th[...]
According to a recent Wall Street Journal profile, Square CEO and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is not letting any of the Valleywag snark or 'Steve Jobs-wannabe' mocking get him down -- the dude still really, really wants to be compared to Steve Job[...]
A popular thread at Quora last week documented some never-before-revealed anecdotes and random run-ins with Steve Jobs. Surprisingly, there aren't any crazy horror stories akin to Erin Caton's experience with Jobs cutting her in the sushi line -- Job[...]
“Everybody knows this [Emotional Intelligence] thing is good for their career,” Google employee and meditation teacher Chade-Meng Tan tells Wired. “And every company knows that if their people have [Emotional Intelligence], they’re gonna make a shitl[...]