Recent reading (7 links for April 3)


Irregularly, I post noteworthy articles I recently read. Enjoy!


The startup founder’s bible: 12 golden commandments to get VC funding
Sascha with a very decent set of hints for those seeking VC funding. – by Sascha Kellert (link)  


Need a Job? Invent It
Preaching to the choir. – by THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN (link)  


The Negative Impact Of iOS On Android
Is it wrong to look to iOS and take it as the gold standard for mobile apps? This author thinks so and makes a strong case. – by Ian G. Clifton (link)  


FBI Pursuing Real-Time Gmail Spying Powers as “Top Priority” for 2013
Call me paranoid – or chalk it up to having grown up in Germany with its troubled past of surveillance – but something rubs me very much the wrong way if a government (any government) tries to get blanket permission for real-time surveillance. – by Ryan Gallagher (link)  


Rise of the Independents
Bryce’s thought on the kind of business that’s neither traditional startup nor what might be called a lifestyle business. Good thoughts. (link)  


The Problem with Kindle and EReaders
I don’t at all agree with this take on ebooks. In fact, I love my Kindle dearly, if only as my 3rd reading device (after laptop and tablet) and exclusively for books. That said, interesting points. – by Stephen Marche (link)  


Moving Around Without Losing Your Roots
Something I’ve always wondered about, or at least ever since I started spending time abroad. Good read on how it feels to be a global / tech nomad by choice. – by Gianpiero Petriglieri (link)  

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