Troll slayer: Can Mark Cuban cure the U.S. patent system?

The inauguration of the “Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents” is a great opportunity to take another look at the U.S. patent system, and how it fares with startups and software companies.

Why you need to hire A-Players

What’s one exceptional employee worth? A lot — just ask Zuck

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg famously commented that a great engineer is worth a 100 average engineers (something every developer knows deep in their heart). He was talking about A-players, and in my opinion the worst thing any startup can do is accept less than the best and brightest.

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How a 1-man cat-drawing startup won a Mark Cuban investment

Of all the craziest things for Mark Cuban to invest in, a one-man startup consisting of a horrible dancer who sits at his kitchen table drawing kindergarten-style pictures of cats must be at the top of the list. But Cuban obviously knows what he’s doing: he’s already made most of his investment back.