Life as an Internet StartUp CTO - Jan'2011

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1. Why?

1.1. ChangeTheWorld

1.2. See relatively direct results

1.3. Lots of variation, change, learning

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. Bill Seitz (search "webseitz")

2.2. Pre-Web

2.2.1. schools

2.2.2. jobs

2.2.2.1. consulting

2.2.2.2. hospital

2.2.2.3. CBS TV

2.3. NYC

2.4. 4 Internet StartUps

2.4.1. Medscape -> WebMD

2.4.2. Corporate-lawyer net-firm

2.4.3. Senior monitoring

2.4.4. ebook distribution

2.5. NonProfit

2.5.1. performing arts

2.5.2. still NYC

2.6. Want to try OneManShow

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. NetworkEconomy

3.3.1. small companies

3.3.1.1. lean

4. What my day is 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

4.7. not much

4.7.1. meetings, committees

4.7.2. paperwork

5. How to prepare for this

5.1. Program or be Programmed

5.1.1. Python

5.1.1.1. Django web framework

5.1.1.2. LearnPythonTheHardWay

5.2. Merchant

5.2.1. ApprenticeShip

5.3. Read/Write

5.3.1. WikiLog, PrivateWiki

5.3.2. MindMap

5.4. Numeracy

5.5. Design

5.6. Draw? Sculpt? Play/compose music?

5.7. Make/Break/Hack

5.8. Play - unstructured slack time

6. Reading List

6.1. Personal-career

6.1.1. TeenageLiberationHandbook

6.1.2. EscapeFromCubicleNation

6.1.3. DanPink

6.1.3.1. 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