In 2010, It Almost Disappeared But Then I Put My, Err, Thumb On The Scale

“This isn’t Disneyland,” I insisted while challenging our team’s recommendation that we remove the Thumbs Down (Dislike) button off the YouTube Watch Page during its 2010 redesign. “We’re. Not. Hulu.”

Taylor Swift’s SNL performance, in case you were wondering

The Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down feedback options had already replaced YouTube’s Original Five Star rating system. After not surprisingly finding that…

Buying Talent Is More Attractive Than Renting In Today’s Competitive Venture Market

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

Imagine getting paid a solid salary to sit around and think up new startup ideas, distracted only by the free food and opportunities to sit in on discussions of the latest, hottest technologies. Well, if you were an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at one of the large Silicon Valley venture firms during the…

Sure It Doesn’t Ask Any “Hard Questions” But Maybe It’s Okay To Just Appreciate His Journey

I don’t stan. I don’t have heroes or mentors. There are people whom I admire as humans but even then it’s about choices they make and consistency with which they live their lives. That said, I GUESS I LOVE THE ROCK.

Writer Chris Heath and Photographer Mark Seliger do a…

No Need To “Grab a Coffee and Pick My Brain” Because Here’s What I’d Say…

A lot of new venture funds out there these days. People sometimes ask me, “wow, is there still room for new investors?” and my answer is that generally while a particular zip code or two might feel ‘overfunded’ at a moment in time, that early stage entrepreneurism is still UNDERFUNDED…

Three Tips For Leaders Who Want To Up Their Recruiting Game

Show me the first 20 employees of a startup and I’ll tell you whether it’s going to be successful or not. In my mind there’s no greater indicator of success than the quality and characteristics of the individuals you’re able to bring on board. Success is a signal of two…

Hunter Walk

You’ll find me @homebrew , Seed Stage Venture Fund w @satyap . Previously made products at YouTube, Google & SecondLife. Married to @cbarlerin .

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