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Email Address Permutation Generator – Generate Email Addresses from a Name

Email Address Permutation Generator – Generate Email Addresses from a Name

A tried and true method for discovering someone’s email address is to take their first name and last name, such as “Luke Skywalker”, their domain, such as “disney.com”, and mix them in commonly used ways, such as “lskywalker@disney.com”. But doing this over and over again across all possible combinations is […]

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3 Aspects of Big Bang Disruption

3 Aspects of Big Bang Disruption

Big Bang Disruption, an article recently in the Harvard Business Review, builds upon Everett Rogers classic customer adoption model and Geoffrey Moore’s “Crossing the Chasm”. Specifically, the previous model looks like this: And the new model looks like this: The authors describe three devastating features of big bang disrupters: Unencumbered Development As […]

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Leadership: Be In, Be Real and Be Bold

Leadership: Be In, Be Real and Be Bold

Brad Garlinghouse is C.E.O. at YouSendIt and, in this nice New York Times piece on leadership, shares the three core company values around which he is rallying the company: Be in, be real, and be bold. Be In Life is too short not to do what you’re doing with passion. […]

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Tools for Successful Virtual Teams – WordPress Case Study

Tools for Successful Virtual Teams – WordPress Case Study

Automattic, the company that owns and develops WordPress, is a fully distributed company with a team of hundreds where everyone works remotely. Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, shares the three indispensable tools they use to coordinate with each other: 1. Skype: one to one in text chats 2. Google Hangouts: […]

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Learn Javascript with Codecademy – First Lesson Review

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January 11, 2012

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Startups, VC

Learn Javascript with Codecademy – First Lesson Review

Over 100,000 people responded to Codecademy‘s New Year resolution to learn to code as as reported in TechCrunch. Here are some thoughts having just finished the first lesson, “Getting Started with Programming”. The lessons are in Javascript, undoubtedly choosen because of the ease of executing the code in the browser […]

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