Make money to build better services, the hacker way

So Facebook is hitting the headlines again – for good reasons: 800+ million active users, USD 3.7 billion in revenue. And growing! In eight years! The Internet is a fantastic fertilizer. However, it’s just a fertilizer. At the core of Mark Zuckerberg’s and the Facebook organization’s success is a culture and process that made those results possible, as Eric Ries points out. At Facebook …

Internet the best fertilizer

A recent McKinsey’s report found that over the latest 5 years, 21% of GDP growth in a number of mature national economies studied can be directly attributed to the Internet. They also found that 2.4 jobs were created for every job lost to Internet efficiencies, and that over the last 15 years, an increase in Internet maturity is directly correlated to …

Thank you Blackbox

Finally an attempt to put startup metrics and benchmarks in play. Now you can compare your startup against 3,200+ internet startups! Hard to neglect since 90% of all startups (of which 30% is internet-specific) fail. Although different characteristics, there is good inspiration for the later stage capital people too. (Link removed)