Bitcoin Mining is Getting Out of Control

Bitcoin mining has become a power play. Literally. The power now needed to mine a single coin could run the average household for 10 days. Huge bitcoin mining operations are springing up all over the world, located close to power sources for their huge needs. We are actually using valuable physical resources to mine for[…]

Best Web Tools for SMBs — Our Picks

Last year, my partners and I started, Advantary, our executive consulting firm. Since we are geographically dispersed (San Francisco, Irvine, Seattle, Ann Arbor, Boston, Hong Kong), we needed to take advantage of software services on the Web to keep us communicating and organized. Today, there are hundreds of apps and services that companies can use[…]

Listen Carefully: How One Startup Found its $9 Billion Idea

The co-founders of one of the companies I helped build launched their firm in an unusual way. They were both software engineers at a respected firm and decided to make the leap into the world of startups. They left their jobs with only the notion that their new company would offer some type of Internet product[…]