Browsing archives for 'Pyschology'

Indicating social proof in the VC fundraising process

Business , Pyschology 28 June 2011 | 3 Comments

Bryce from OATV’s post a while back stirred up some debate over Angel List.  It was an important post in my opinion, but one line really stuck out to me. Given that most companies seeking funding at this stage have little to no revenue, low user numbers and light usage data AngelList puts a tremendous amount of [...]

The opportunity for an academic graph

Business , Pyschology , Technology 23 January 2011 | 0 Comments

Rafael Corrales’ post about reaching out to his Professors to get their top papers (in order to find great ideas) pointed out a glaring shortcoming (and therefore opportunity) in academia. I posted in the comments to his post that there are two major shortcomings: Content is primarily behind walled gardens. It’s a pain to get access [...]

Two clever ways to win me back

Business , Misc , Pyschology , Technology 22 January 2010 | 0 Comments

Just getting a potential customer to your site is half the battle; the other half is getting them to stay.  If you’re lucky enough to get someone to sign up, you need to keep them engaged. Churn can be a pain to most young start ups. I recently came across two clever ways to reel [...]

Sum-to-Fifteen… or the benefits of thinking different

Business , Pyschology 15 January 2010 | 0 Comments

Lay nine cards out on the table numbered one through nine face up.  Find a willing (or even better, unwilling) participant to play against.  Now alternating turns, attempt to pick up a single card in each turn with the intent to hold three cards that add up to 15. It seems simple but invariably someone [...]