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Entries by Steve Blank from 08/2012

When I Was Told to Lie on My Resume...

| Posted 08.15.2012 | Money

"Why don't you make something up?" the recruiter told me. But it's not the crime that gets you, it's the coverup.

When Microsoft Threatened to Sue Us Over the Letter 'E'

| Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Dear Bill Gates: While I understand Microsoft's proprietary interests, I did not realize that one of the 26 letters in the English language was now the trademarked property.

Vision vs. Hallucination: Founders and Pivots

| Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

He turned his PhD thesis into a killer product, got it funded and was CEO of a company of 30. It was great to watch him embrace the spirit and practice of customer development. He was constantly in front of customers, listening, selling, installing and learning. And that's where the problem was.