4word Thinking Weekly Digest for July 27, 2012

A collection of interesting, informative, thought-provoking and well-written articles we’ve found around the web.

Knowing how to hire is crucial to attracting top tech talent. Great article by Charlie O’Donnel highlighting his own personal experience with a variety of hiring practices.


Focusing on gaining traction (users, customers, distribution) is a key component for any web endeavor. Gabriel Weinberg reviews some of the common mistakes and how to combat them:


One of my favorite authors, thinkers, programmers and now venture capitalist, Paul Graham discusses the problem of “boring work avoidance” or, as he calls it, “Schlep Blindness”. A great read for any business-minded person, tech or not.

“Frankly, the most valuable antidote to schlep blindness is probably ignorance. Most successful founders would probably say that if they’d known when they were starting their company about the obstacles they’d have to overcome, they might never have started it.”


And just for a bit of fun, Google the word “askew”, or just click on this link: https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=askew&oq=askew

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About Steve Szettella

Love to Jeep, Ski, Golf, and Travel. Living near Boulder Colorado. Founder and president of 4word Systems - among other things.

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