2014/11/13 第100期

startup 应如何挑选董事会成员

Sam Altman 的建议:

Personally, I think the ideal board structure for most early-stage companies is a 5-member board with 2 founders, 2 investors, and one outsider. I think a 4-member board with 2 founders, 1 investor and 1 outsider is also good (in practice, the even number is almost never a problem).

Facebook Messenger 月活跃用户突破5亿

对比一下,Facebook 主 app 月活跃用户 10 亿;Whatsapp 是 6 亿;Instagram 是 2 亿。 尽管在 App Store 上的评分还是很低,但分拆独立功能的 app 是趋势,用户骂归骂,最终都会习惯的。 Mark Zuckerberg 说:"In order to best serve people, you need to build multiple standalone different apps. So we’re seeing that with Facebook and Messenger and the work that we did to kind of split out Messenger from the Facebook app to give a dedicated experience or an app that we think is a better experience,"

企业级应用的startup 的利润开销比例

本周 New Relics 和 Hortonworks 都表明要上市了,这篇文章由此谈谈企业级应用的 startup 利润开销比例 -- 至少都不会是光烧钱的主。

如何减少办公室政治

这是站在 CEO 角度讲的。
  • Hire people with the right kind of ambition
  • Build strict processes for potentially political issues and do not deviate
  • Be careful with “he said, she said”

Distributed Hash Tables

这篇博文写得还算清楚。原论文 Chord: A Scalable Peer-to-peer Lookup Service for Internet Applications 应该是计算机领域引用率最高的论文(之一?不确定)了 。