Life as an Internet StartUp CTO/ProductPerson - Jan'2012

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1. Why?

1.1. ChangeTheWorld

1.2. See relatively direct results

1.3. Lots of variation, change, learning

1.3.1. Programming

1.3.2. Team leading

1.3.3. Product management

1.3.3.1. Strategy

1.3.3.2. Prioritizing

1.3.4. Entrepreneurship

1.3.4.1. Business model

1.3.4.2. Sales strategy

1.4. Good/fun team-mates

1.5. Other growth areas

1.5.1. NBIC

1.5.2. Education, Health, Leisure

2. My history

2.1. Pre-Web

2.1.1. schools

2.1.2. jobs

2.1.2.1. consulting

2.1.2.2. hospital

2.1.2.3. CBS TV

2.2. NYC

2.3. 4 Internet StartUps

2.3.1. Medscape -> WebMD

2.3.2. Corporate-lawyer net-firm

2.3.3. Senior monitoring

2.3.4. ebook distribution

2.4. NonProfit

2.4.1. performing arts

2.4.2. still NYC

2.5. Starting OneManShow-s

2.5.1. PersonalFinance WebApp

2.5.2. EBook/Community RealityHackers

3. Context - 3 future scenarios

3.1. More of the same

3.1.1. what they're teaching you now

3.2. Collapse

3.2.1. hard to prepare for

3.3. EconomicTransition

3.3.1. small companies

3.3.1.1. lean

4. What my day is (was) like

4.1. Call to Pakistan (Skype)

4.2. Think about product strategy

4.2.1. new product ideas, priorities

4.2.2. make wireframes

4.3. Think about business strategy

4.3.1. types of customers

4.3.1.1. how to get them

4.3.2. value

4.3.3. partners

4.4. Sometimes write code

4.5. Discuss with team-mates

4.5.1. plans

4.5.2. documents

4.5.3. wiki, email, IM, skype....

4.6. Support customers

4.6.1. email

4.6.2. phone

4.7. not much

4.7.1. meetings, committees

4.7.2. paperwork

4.8. add as OneManShow

4.8.1. design pages

4.8.2. write selling text

4.8.3. network with people

5. How to prepare for this

5.1. Meta: be a RealityHacker

5.1.1. the new RenaissanceMan

5.1.2. knight, ronin, DungeonMaster

5.2. Program or be Programmed

5.2.1. Web

5.2.1.1. HTML, CSS

5.2.1.1.1. the new Word/PowerPoint

5.2.1.2. MozillaDrumbeat

5.2.2. Python

5.2.2.1. Django web framework

5.2.2.2. LearnPythonTheHardWay

5.2.3. JavaScript

5.2.3.1. CodeAcademy just started

5.2.4. Ruby

5.2.4.1. RubyOnRails web framework

5.3. Merchant

5.3.1. ApprenticeShip

5.4. Read/Write

5.4.1. WikiLog, PrivateWiki

5.4.1.1. wikispaces.com

5.4.2. MindMap

5.5. Numeracy

5.6. Design

5.7. Draw? Sculpt? Photo? Video? Play/compose music? Improv!

5.7.1. Turn consumption into creation

5.8. Make/Break/Hack

5.8.1. TinkeringSchool SummerCamp

5.8.2. MakeMag, MakerFaire

5.8.3. 50 dangerous things

5.9. Your body!

5.9.1. mind-support system!

5.9.1.1. alive

5.9.1.2. BrightEyedAndBushyTailed

5.9.2. CaveMan

5.9.3. Brain-MagIck

5.10. Play - unstructured slack time

5.10.1. reflection

5.10.1.1. NoteBook

6. Reading List

6.1. Personal-career

6.1.1. CalNewport blog and books

6.1.1.1. winning the "current" game with less stress

6.1.2. CoolestSchoolInAmerica

6.1.3. TeenageLiberationHandbook

6.1.4. EscapeFromCubicleNation

6.1.5. CareerRenegade

6.1.6. DanPink

6.1.6.1. JohnnyBunko (manga)

6.2. SF

6.2.1. CoryDoctorow

6.2.1.1. (ask your parents)

6.2.1.2. Makers

6.2.1.3. EasternStandardTribe

6.2.1.4. DownAndOutInTheMagicKingdom

6.2.1.5. LittleBrother

6.2.1.5.1. YoungAdult

6.2.1.5.2. *gaming* systems

6.2.2. Daemon (violent)

7. Summary

7.1. Everyone should...

7.1.1. Learn to Program

7.1.1.1. CodeAcademy

7.1.2. Become a RealityHacker

7.1.3. start a NoteBook

7.1.4. have a MeaningfulLife and AgenCy, not be a NPC

7.1.5. Become a RealityHacker

7.2. Bill Seitz (search "webseitz")

7.2.1. [email protected]

8. Questions? Goals?