This week was pretty insane for me personally.
I just got back from a 10 day trip to visit business partners in Europe and attend an amazing conference, and lept right into BlueGlass’s amazing BlueGlass TPA event. This was followed up by our standard quarterly BG board meeting, and needless to say I am looking forward to a weekend on the beach with the family.
The lesson I personally learned working with the companies within SteelCast was the importance of laser focus. While there is always a desire to hurry up and crush it when creating a new company or product, doing it right beats out doing it fast. A lot of the time this boils down to the details, and how focused you can get on making sure everything is exactly right.
Around the web I was super intrigued and surprised by …
Specific Media’s 8% staff cut. Interesting for a company that just laid out $35 million to pick up MySpace, but also something I can look past the rhetoric and understand. When you go down the M&A path redundancies in staff are going to happen, and that is going to lead to cuts. However, the delay on the release of the “New Myspace” makes this pretty interesting to watch .
Two big funds are looking to make New York there home, even though Paul Graham thinks “the Valley is a magnet for nerdy visionaries …. New York is for rapacious deal makers.”
Also Yahoo is having a big “mystery press conference.” My question is what about Yahoo isn’t a mystery?