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Put a Stake In Your Steering Wheel

When at the Container Summit, I heard a great (if somewhat perverse) line from Jacob Groundwater of New Relic. I liked it so much, I tweeted it out immediately: If you want people to drive slower, don’t give them an … Continue reading

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Design for Failure in the Cloud. Actually, Everywhere.

In one of our earlier discussions about cloud, an astute reader pointed out that one “downside” of public cloud, especially one like AWS, is that they make very few guarantees about your instances. While the system as a whole has service level … Continue reading

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Do VCs Abandon Startups?

For years, people I have known in the VC business, as well as entrepreneurs who have been funded by VCs, have discussed the 7-2-1 rule. For every 10 investments a VC fund makes: 7 will fail – “dogs” 2 will hang around, … Continue reading

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