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Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis is a polarizing and well-known investor, entrepreneur, and conference organizer. He's the founder and CEO of Mahalo, the host of This Week in Startups, and the organizer of Launch Festival, which runs March 4-6.
  1. Techbrats Goldberg, Shih, and Gopman do not represent the tech industry

    In 20 or 30 years, what will we look back on and say “That was the issue of our time?"

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  2. Google's Fiber takeover plan expands, will kill cable and carriers

    Last year, on August 1st, I emailed you guys my thoughts about Google Fiber, "Google's Fiber 'Proof of Concept' Is Anything But."

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  3. Should you pay $250K to go to college?

    I was talking with my brother recently about higher education. We both struggled our way through school, barely able to afford our approximate $40,000 in tuition and expenses over the four years (he at a state school, me at Fordham University).

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  5. Pitching Sequoia? Here's the big question you'll need to answer

    For the past six years we've held rehearsals for the LAUNCH Festival at Sequoia Capital's offices on Sand Hill Road. Startups from around the country and the world fly in for at least two mandatory rehearsals for the event -- sometimes even three or four rehearsals.

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  6. Do we need to talk about suicide?

    A very popular founder named Jody Sherman died this week. He was the founder of Ecomom, and had a wonderful reputation for being relentlessly positive, driven and fun.

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  7. The Apple dilemma: Marketshare or margins

    Steve Jobs famously got Apple back on track by reducing the number of products Apple had down to a reasonable number in order to create product excellence.

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  8. The "Series A Crunch" survivor's guide

    Got a ton of feedback on my email from Christmas Day titled "There is no Series A crunch." But if headlines, and people's attention spans for them, allowed for completer arguments, the headline could have been expanded to: "There is no Series A crunch for startups with these characteristics."

    By Jason Calacanis , written on

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