• Why Etsy, Kickstarter, and AirBnb Succeeded While Others Failed

    Chris Dixon, serial entrepreneur and investor in Kickstarter, recently wrote a post entitled “An internet of people,” where he asks why companies like Etsy, Kickstarter, and AirBnb are succeeding now when others like them have failed before. Before Kickstarter there were these metal things that started motorcycles. One of my most popular posts is on […]

  • What Happened to CollegeClub.com?

    Why did CollegeClub.com fail and others succeed? CollegeClub.com was registered on April 4, 1996 and by 2000 had around 3 million registered users. I was one of those users who used it to find friends at other colleges online. On August 22, 2000, CollegeClub.com announced bankruptcy and said it would be acquired by Student Advantage, […]