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The Real Value of Stock Options

Good analysis. Benjy Boxer’s Blog Several of my friends have been considering job opportunities at startups in New York.  Typically, their job offers have included below-market salaries and option grants.  When I chat with them about their offers, they’ve been attributing way too much value to the stock options offered.  I’ve generally explained to each of them why […]

Martinez needs someone to run the Campbell Theater

I don’t know about how economically feasible it is, but it would be quite convenient to have shows running there all the time. Martinez unable to find promoter for shuttered Campbell Theatre – But Martinez received only two promoters’ proposals by the Aug. 19 deadline, neither of which met the city’s criteria, according to […]

Staples to Sell 3D Printers

  Staples First Major U.S. Retailer to Announce Availability of 3D Printers | Business Wire Staples, the world’s largest office products company and second largest e-commerce company, today became the first major U.S. retailer to announce the availability of 3D printers. The Cube® 3D Printer from 3D Systems, a leading global provider of 3D content-to-print solutions, is […]

Hacker News thread about side projects for sale

The best part? Sneaky. You made yourself a list of free ideas right here.  Yay! “Free ideas” that … didn’t work out, have no market and are now eagerly flipped for peanuts. Sneaky indeed 😉 But as is also pointed out, many of these projects put the blame of failure on lack of marketing funds. […]

Costs for building prototypes

Over the past couple years, I’ve been serving as CTO for several startups that are now seeking funding. This overview of cost to build an MVP is about right. It might be shooting low for more complex projects if the team can’t agree what’s truly minimal. Also, I’ve only ever heard bad stories about hiring […]

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