You may feel like a maverick when launching a new business, but there are plenty of people coming along for the startup ride: your friends, family, business partners, investors, cofounders, employees, and more. And they’ve all got two cents to add. Here's what they'll inevitably say--and how you should react.
Facebook's the subject of Jason Calacanis' wrath at the moment. The tech pundit and occasional prankster just fired off a heated email to Facebook's execs, and promoted it with a widely publicized blog, alleging it's possible to "force join" someone to a group. [Updated]
Jason Calacanis, founder of Mahalo, introduces us to his new search engine and directory. This is a unique search engine because the results aren't produced by algorithms. Rather people all over the world contribute to it. Calacanis claims that that will bring dramatically better results. But this is a startup and it's too early to say it'll take on Google. In the meantime, though, we think it's a search engine you'll want to check out and Calacanis has some very interesting philosophies. We'll split this interview into two parts, with the second part coming next week.
In this second part of a series on Mahalo you meet founder Jason Calacanis’ dogs, hear why he buys his employees lots of big monitors, listen to his thoughts on strategy, and meet Mike Rhoads who is “killer of spam.”