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Stratechery by Ben Thompson

Five Years ago last Sunday, I launched Stratechery 1.0 with a picture of sailboats:1<p>A simple image. Two boats, and a big ocean. Perhaps it’s a race, …

New York Times

When Presenting Your Data, Get to the Point Fast

Projecting your data on slides puts you at an immediate disadvantage: When you’re giving a presentation, people can’t pull the numbers in for a closer look or take as much time to examine them as they can with a report or a white paper. That’s why you need to direct their attention. What do you …

Social products win with utility, not invites (Guest Post)

<i>[Note from Andrew: I’ve recently traded a series of interesting emails on the evolution of social products and how the things that worked years ago-</i> …

Day 1: Who Should Be CEO? A Checklist.

SaaStr has now passed 100+ posts, and we’ve somewhat gone on a journey from the early days of a SaaS company, through the growth phases, and as of …

MIT Files Court Papers “Partially” Opposing Release Of Documents About Aaron Swartz Investigation

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is “partially” opposing a request by the estate of Aaron Swartz for the release of documents related to the investigation that led to Swartz’s arrest and prosecution in federal court.<p>In court papers filed today, MIT counsel states that its opposition …

Foursquare’s API Is A Pillar Of The Mobile App Ecosystem

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonathan Barouch is the founder and CEO of location-based startup Roamz, developer of social media business product Local Measure. Follow him on Twitter @jbarouch.</i><p>Foursquare has become entrenched in the fabric of the local web, providing an API that delivers common good for …