If you replace every plank in a wooden ship, is it still the same ship?

What defines a startup, even as it grows and everything changes

Why should anyone — employees and customers both — join the founder on this journey, sharing this very personal responsibility? The answer is contained within your company culture — the core of your startup.

Developers at VentureBeat's DevBeat conference on November 12, 2013, in San Francisco.

The natural weakness of programmers as entrepreneurs

You love to write clean, tested, scalable, extensible, beautiful code. You love converting marketing requirements into 960-wide artwork, replete with whitespace, custom fonts. And that is a problem.

mouse trap

The unprofitable SaaS business model trap

Marketo filed for IPO with impressive 80 percent year-over-year growth in 2012, with almost $60m in revenue.
Except, they lost $35m. WTF?

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Why ‘saving money’ is probably the wrong way to pitch your product

I can’t remember how many times at Smart Bear I tried to sell Code Collaborator with the argument that it “saves you money.” And customers demanded it — some even required that we produce an ROI spreadsheet. But this argument never worked. Not once.