John Ackerman

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How to Get Good at Chess, Fast: A simple, step-by-step guide to rapid chess improvement

<i>Edit: This article on chess improvement was unexpectedly popular, reaching #2 on Hacker News and being linked to on LifeHacker. Thanks for your</i> …

Board Games

Our startup’s journey to $10M in ARR

Startups

Does HubSpot Walk The Talk On Its Culture Code?

From Selling Scoops Of Ice Cream To Founding ZeroCater

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Arram Sabeti is CEO of ZeroCater. Follow him on Twitter @arram.<p><i>When you throw a rock into the water, it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the water. This is how it is when Siddhartha has a goal, […] This is what fools call magic and of which they think it would be</i> …

Blog

There are no x10 developers, but there are certainly 1/10 ones – Eran Galperin

I keep seeing the term “x10 developer” pop up recently, and I think it’s misleading and leads to a rock-star / primadonna culture that benefits no …

The Surest Way To Build A Billion-Dollar Internet Company

<i>Written by James Slavet, a partner at venture capital firm</i> <i>Greylock</i><i>. His current investments include Coupons.com, One Kings Lane and Redfin. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>@jslavet</i><i>.</i><p>As a venture capital investor, I’m focused on identifying and backing high potential consumer technology startups. It’s …

Your Idea Is Worth Nothing: A Rant, Sparked By The Snapchat Lawsuit

Let’s say you come up with an idea. A lot of people say it’s a pretty great idea. Some people just say “cool” and hope you’ll stop talking. But two people think it’s more than a great idea. They think it’s such a great idea that they quit their jobs, forego salaries for a year, work 70-hour weeks, …

Stop working (so hard)

<i>(Pssst! I just released a book on building communities & how I work.</i> <i>I’d be thrilled for you to check it out</i><i>.)</i><p>I’m currently working the fewest hours …