Introducing, Found|LINKS

Once a week we’ll begin publishing a quick index of useful posts from startup CEOs and founders –– stuff they’re writing and reading. Where introductions are needed, we’ll offer them, but you’ll recognize many authors as your current role models, or pre-existing Found|READ contributors. (Eventually we’ll add to this resource mid-week as well.) Here is the 1st edition of Found|LINKS, for the week of Dec.  17 through the 24th:

  1.  Marc Andreessen, debunking The Economist’s take on web traffic gridlock, the economics (!) of network upgrades, and Google’s handle on the upcoming 700-megahertz wireless spectrum auction: When non-technologists write about technology, posted Dec 23, 2007. Marc thinks: “They’re so CUTE!” 
  2. Ev Williams might not. Here is the Twitter founder’s Dec 21 post correcting a recent, albeit “very flattering,” profile of him in The Economist called The Accidental Innovator. Read both pieces for a nice dish on Ev’s lessons from his tenure at Google — about balancing the left and right brain to maximize your creative potential. It’s a discipline worth modeling. (We’ve written about Ev’s experimentation with this previously here.)
  3. Mark Cuban, is reviving one of his classics on Success & Motivation. Originally published in 2004, Mark posted it again on Dec 24.
  4. Also on Dec. 24Jason Calacanis, co-founder of Weblogs and Mahalo CEO posted a clip of his talk at Le Web 3, (Dec 11).  Jason’s hints at business ideas he likes for 2008. The future, he says, is in “building products that won’t contribute to Internet polution.  (Will yours??)
  5. Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress, links to a terrific piece from Strategy + Business called The Google Enigma. Is the search giant “a model or an enigma?” (This pub, from consulting shop Booz Allen Hamilton is one we reference from time to time. It’s worth reading.)
  6. And from Dave Winer, the man who pioneered weblogs and RSS, we share this Dec. 20 post form ScritptingNews, entitled: Could s3 be an end-user product? If gives terrific insight into how the experts float their ideas–sharing not coveting them–to refine them and give them better odds at success. Model this.