I think someone at www.changethis.com has been working overtime lately.
1/14/2005 1:33 AM
On January 11th ChangeThis.com posted 6 new “manifests” about a broad range of subjects. Two of the manifests caught my attention and are both great reads:
“Fixing Venture Capital” - By Joel Spolsky (JoelOnSoftware.com author)
Written in Joel’s usual easy to read, but informative and often funny style, this manifest is a good read especially if you have ever considered getting funding from a VC for your software company. Joel delves into the world of Venture Capitalists and why their motives and goals are different than those of the founders of software companies. These differences of opinion are the main reason why he thinks that software companies should not look for investments from a venture capital firm.
”Beginner’s Guide to Business Blogging” - By Debbie Weil
This manifest delves into the world of business blogging, and describes how blogging works, what popular pieces of blogging software are in use today, and most importantly why a business should blog. Debbie outlines what a business blog should and shouldn’t be, gives tips for making your blog useful, and explains why a blog is better than email and that ole newsletter your company is sending out. If you are interested in this one you’ll need to get a copy of it before January 25th because it’s only free until then.