As I was reading the current issue of Fast Company, I ran across a
longer column reporting on a conversation with Joe Kraus on what he
now knows. Kraus was a founder of Excite that in 1996 became one of the
biggest tech IPOs ever. At 33 he is not starting Jotspot, a hosted
Internet service that allows anyone to create and edit Web pages.
I thought you might find his lessons instructive.
One of the things that is becoming more important to all of us is
"virtual communication," whether one-on-one or with teams. Some of
us are old hands at this, others are still learning. I've copied
below three recent columns on the subject from Point Lookout, a free
weekly email newsletter produced by Chaco Canyon Consulting. I've
found the columns to be direct, usually insightful, and often quite
helpful. (Back issues of the newsletter can be found at