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A Fundraising Survival Guide

A Local Revolution?

A New Venture Animal

A Plan for Spam

A Student's Guide to Startups

A Unified Theory of VC Suckage

A Version 1.0

A Way to Detect Bias

A Word to the Resourceful

After Credentials

After the Ladder

An Alternative Theory of Unions

Apple's Mistake

Are Software Patents Evil?

Be Good

Beating the Averages

Before the Startup

Being Popular

Better Bayesian Filtering

Black Swan Farming

Bradley's Ghost

Can You Buy a Silicon Valley? Maybe.

Change Your Name

Cities and Ambition

Copy What You Like

Could VC be a Casualty of the Recession?

Default Alive or Default Dead?

Defining Property

Design and Research

Disconnecting Distraction

Do Things that Don't Scale

Don't Talk to Corp Dev

Economic Inequality

Filters that Fight Back

Five Founders

Five Questions about Language Design

Founder Control

Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas

Good and Bad Procrastination

Great Hackers

Hackers and Painters

High Resolution Fundraising

Hiring is Obsolete

Holding a Program in One's Head

How Art Can Be Good

How Not to Die

How You Know

How to Be Silicon Valley

How to Be an Angel Investor

How to Be an Expert in a Changing World

How to Convince Investors

How to Disagree

How to Do Philosophy

How to Do What You Love

How to Fund a Startup

How to Get Startup Ideas

How to Lose Time and Money

How to Make Pittsburgh a Startup Hub

How to Make Wealth

How to Present to Investors

How to Raise Money

How to Start a Startup

Ideas for Startups

If Lisp is So Great

Inequality and Risk

Investor Herd Dynamics

Is It Worth Being Wise?

It's Charisma, Stupid

Java's Cover

Jessica Livingston

Keep Your Identity Small

Learning from Founders

Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

Lies We Tell Kids

Life is Short

Lisp for Web-Based Applications

Made in USA

Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

Mean People Fail

Microsoft is Dead

Mind the Gap

News from the Front

Organic Startup Ideas

Persuade xor Discover

Post-Medium Publishing

Programming Bottom-Up

Ramen Profitable

Relentlessly Resourceful

Return of the Mac

Revenge of the Nerds

Schlep Blindness

See Randomness

Six Principles for Making New Things

Snapshot Viaweb, June 1998

Some Heroes

Startup = Growth

Startup Investing Trends

Startups in 13 Sentences


Subject Airbnb

Succinctness is Power


Taste for Makers

The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups

The Acceleration of Addictiveness

The Age of the Essay

The Anatomy of Determination

The Equity Equation

The Fatal Pinch

The Founder Visa

The Future of Startup Funding

The Future of Web Startups

The Hacker's Guide to Investors

The Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn

The Hardware Renaissance

The High-Res Society

The Hundred-Year Language

The Island Test

The List of N Things

The New Funding Landscape

The Other Half of "Artists Ship"

The Other Road Ahead

The Patent Pledge

The Pooled-Risk Company Management Company

The Power of the Marginal

The Python Paradox

The Refragmentation

The Ronco Principle

The Roots of Lisp

The Submarine

The Top Idea in Your Mind

The Top of My Todo List

The Trouble with the Segway

The Venture Capital Squeeze

The Word "Hacker"

This Year We Can End the Death Penalty in California


Two Kinds of Judgement


Web 2.0

What Business Can Learn from Open Source

What Doesn't Seem Like Work?

What Happened to Yahoo

What I've Learned from Hacker News

What I Did this Summer

What Kate Saw in Silicon Valley

What Languages Fix

What Made Lisp Different

What Microsoft Is this the Altair Basic of?

What Startups Are Really Like

What We Look for in Founders

What You'll Wish You'd Known

What You Can't Say

What the Bubble Got Right

Where to See Silicon Valley

Why Arc Isn't Especially Object-Oriented

Why It's Safe for Founders to Be Nice

Why Nerds are Unpopular

Why Smart People Have Bad Ideas

Why Startup Hubs Work

Why Startups Condense in America

Why TV Lost

Why There Aren't More Googles

Why Twitter is a Big Deal

Why YC

Why to Move to a Startup Hub

Why to Not Not Start a Startup

Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy

Write Like You Talk

Writing, Briefly

Writing and Speaking

You Weren't Meant to Have a Boss