Issue 134

April 2009



Fast Talk

  • How Y Combinator Schools Tech Startups

    Jessica Livingston along with Trevor Blackwell (center), Paul Graham, and Robert Morris, cofounded Y Combinator, which trains early-stage tech startups for a "semester" to help them navigate companyhood.


From the Editor

  • Editor's Letter: Two Wicked Startups, One Common Thread

    During the past few weeks, I've been making the rounds to top execs at big companies across the country to see how this economic crisis is playing out on the ground. Among the consistent laments I've heard: Firms can't plan and budget for the future because it's so uncertain.

    This got me thinking about the illusion we've been living with -- that we could somehow predict the future, at least in business terms. It was, of course, always a mirage.