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28
Jun
2013

Why We Should All Learn to Code

For years the tech community has been concerned about worker shortages, especially programmers and engineers. Fast-growing software companies always bemoan the challenges of finding skilled workers, and have tried to fill the gap by recruiting from abroad, and even by offering significant signing bonuses (see Hubspot’s $30,000 offer for someone who refers a developer). Still, with so many people in
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21
Jun
2013

Big Data: Love the Mission, Hate the Moniker

I enjoyed speaking on a big data panel at the E2 Conference on Wednesday in Boston, but the more I participate in these events, the more I agree that “big data” is a silly marketing term, a meaningless catch-all that provides answers to nothing. Perhaps it is needed to make a distinction from traditional data analytics – as people have
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04
Jun
2013

If Your Board Were “The Avengers”

Eric Schultz, HubCast Chairman and a Venture Partner at Ascent, clearly has been studying his superhero movies closely. Here Eric shares his thoughts on the similarities between Board of Directors dynamics and The Avengers. Read more of Eric’s work on the Ascent blog and on his personal blog, The Occasional CEO. For the half-dozen of you global citizens who missed
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