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Life as an Internet StartUp CTO - Jan'2011 by Mind Map: Life as an Internet StartUp CTO -
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Life as an Internet StartUp CTO - Jan'2011

Why?

ChangeTheWorld

See relatively direct results

Lots of variation, change, learning

Good/fun team-mates

Other growth areas

NBIC

Education, Health, Leisure

My history

Bill Seitz (search "webseitz")

Pre-Web

schools

jobs, consulting, hospital, CBS TV

NYC

4 Internet StartUps

Medscape -> WebMD

Corporate-lawyer net-firm

Senior monitoring

ebook distribution

NonProfit

performing arts

still NYC

Want to try OneManShow

Context - 3 future scenarios

More of the same

what they're teaching you now

Collapse

hard to prepare for

NetworkEconomy

small companies, lean

What my day is like

Call to Pakistan (Skype)

Think about product strategy

new product ideas, priorities

make wireframes

Think about business strategy

types of customers, how to get them

value

partners

Sometimes write code

Discuss with team-mates

plans

documents

wiki, email, IM, skype....

Support customers

email

not much

meetings, committees

paperwork

How to prepare for this

Program or be Programmed

Python, Django web framework, LearnPythonTheHardWay

Merchant

ApprenticeShip

Read/Write

WikiLog, PrivateWiki

MindMap

Numeracy

Design

Draw? Sculpt? Play/compose music?

Make/Break/Hack

Play - unstructured slack time

Reading List

Personal-career

TeenageLiberationHandbook

EscapeFromCubicleNation

DanPink, JohnnyBunko (manga)

SF

CoryDoctorow, (ask your parents), Makers, EasternStandardTribe, DownAndOutInTheMagicKingdom, LittleBrother, YoungAdult, *gaming* systems