I sometimes comment in this blog on why I write. The readership is not large, the topics are varied, there isn't a real connected theme. (Yet.) BUT. Write it I do. For me. For the moment. I am slowly building an email circulation list that anyone can subscribe to. More of that when the lists hits 1,000.<!--more-->

Nice to read this from Brad Feld of the Foundry Group. He started writing his blog in 2004 and I am pretty sure I have been reading him since then. I discovered him through his cousin Kenny who back in those days was part of EDS – where I also happened to be doing some work.

Brad’s reasons for why he started his blog ….

… as I was doing it – like Fred (Wilson) often said – to help me think out loud in public, learn about different things, and get a conversation going around topics I was interested in. In retrospect, it was also helping me “practice writing” and without all the practice, it’s unlikely I would have ever gotten in the rhythm of writing a book a year.

Not got to the book yet, but the reasoning makes perfect sense. I always write to clear my head and articulate my thoughts. My blog is just just my way of doing what I have always done, but in a public forum. Thank you Brad, the thoughts are with me – like here and here.

[ Source : Feld Thoughts ]

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In March, investor Bill Gurley made headlines with his pronouncement that “a complete absence of fear” would lead to dead unicorns this year. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen warned in a tweetstorm that startups with high burn rates would “vaporize.” Last week Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff also predicted dead unicorns as startups seem to focus more on their valuations than their customers.

I have been talking about the ‘Idiocy of Unicorns’ for a while – though not really writing – other than this where I referenced Doug Henwood. That said I think they survive because there truly is a ‘Confederacy of Dunces’ / ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ at play here. Thank god then for some sanity from Brad Feld, who in turn references others – but who – despite being famously ‘on’ – and successful people in their own right – are not commented on or referenced in mainstream media.

[ Source : Brad Feld : Feld Thoughts ]