Beating Expectations – Consistent and Regular Outperformance

Over at the 500 Hats blog, Dave McClure writes that Failure is hardly the worst thing that can happen to you in Silicon Valley.

To all of us who strive for unlikely outcomes, it is this dual challenge of consistent and regular outperformance which is our real nightmare. In fact, it’s almost certifiably insane to sign up for such a goal – like agreeing to break a world record, and then keep breaking it over and over again, while maintaining perspective and focus, as well as the emotional stability necessary to lead and grow your team. Who the hell believes they can do that? Who the hell isn’t afraid they’ll falter, somewhere along the way?

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Video: New Era Strategic Thinking for Startups

In this video, Fadzli Anuar from New Era Strategic Thinking discusses tips for Startup success.

The best people always want to work for the best company. This does not translate into the best paying company. We are now in the age of Gen-Y and this group does not go for the best paying job or even the company with the best name. Gen-Y’s are looking for empowerment and happiness.

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Calxeda Startup Finding Success in the Storage Market

Over at GigaOM, Stacey Higginbotham writes that ARM-based server Startup Calxeda is finding success in the storage market.

As the market for scale out computing, storage and networking changes the demands made on IT equipment, Calxeda and others are seeing an opportunity that may have begun in servers and the cloud computing environment, but certainly isn’t stopping there. No wonder Intel is trying to catch up with chips of its own. So far, it’s recently announced new Atom-based chips haven’t made the cut for most customers I’ve spoken with (the lack of integration of the entworking and processing hardware is a problem), but in 2014 it will have a new, integrated SoC as well. Then, the competition will really get interesting.

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What’s it Really Like Working at a Startup?

Over at the Cloudability Blog, Doug Gould writes that about the many reasons that working at a Startup is so different than your typical first job.

Startups need talented people, not specific job titles. This means that you can approach a startup you think is doing something amazing and sell them on YOU. If you get them hooked, you immediately come in doing what you want to be doing. And what you want to be doing can change drastically in a really short time frame. At a startup, you have the opportunity to explore new things you might never have considered doing, and you’ll be exposed to new things that you could end up loving.

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