Blogs


Infochachkie
John Greathouse, Partner, Rincon Venture Partners
His 5 part series on team building for a startup has incredible insights every entrepreneur should read. Read Part 1 here: http://infochachkie.com/blondin-test/

For Entrepreneurs
David Skok, General Partner, Matrix Partners
His posts on the Cost of Customer Acquisition should be required reading for every SaaS business. http://www.forentrepreneurs.com/startup-killer/

David Cummings on Startups
David Cummings, Founder, Hannon Hill
Co-founder, Pardot (acquired by ExactTarget in 2012)
Co-founder, Clickscape (real estate technology), Rigor (web performance management), and SalesLoft (sales intelligence)
Realistic view of the early days at a startup from a local entrepreneur who has made a real impact on the Atlanta technology eco-system.

Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Dispatch
An inside look from VentureWire at high-tech start-ups and their investors.

AVC
Musings of a VC in New York. Written by Fred Wilson, a VC and principal of Union Square Ventures.

TechDrawl
Written by our friend Ben Dyer, a serial entrepreneur. Ben moved to Texas recently from Atlanta and covers technology in both cities with an entrepreneur’s perspective.


Books


Who: The A Method for Hiring, by Geoff Smart and Randy Street
The Interviewing process introduced in Topgrading fully defined with strong supporting research. Best interviewing process in print.

Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition by Daniel Goleman
Goleman makes a case for “emotional intelligence” being the strongest indicator of human success, more important than IQ. A tough read, but worth it.

The Practice of Management by Peter F. Drucker
First published in 1954, it is still the quintessential book on management theory.