How to pitch

Courtesy of Sloanblogger Cybersam, a little insight today into the MIT Enterprise Forum’s latest offering, discussions of how to make a great business pitch from a CEO perspective and a VC perspective. A lot of the advice from both sounds familiar from years gone by, but I didn’t (foolishly) blog it at the time. Very good stuff.

Friday Random 10: Quailtard Edition

Not much to add to this week’s low post count, other than that I’m finally starting to feel a bit better. And oh yeah: quailtard! quailtard! quailtard!

  1. “This, gentlemen, is a death dwarf…,” William S. Burroughs, Call Me Burroughs
  2. “No Girl So Sweet,” PJ Harvey, Is This Desire?
  3. “Near Wild Heaven,” R.E.M., Out of Time
  4. “False Ending,” Yo La Tengo, Electr-O-Pura
  5. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” Frank Sinatra with Bono, Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  6. “The Science Fiction Film,” Woody Allen, Standup Comic
  7. “Looks Like I’m Up Sh*t Creek Again,” Tom Waits, The Early Years
  8. “Down By the River,” David Rhodes, Plus From Us
  9. “On the Road to Mandalay,” Frank Sinatra, Live in Australia with the Red Norvo Quartet
  10. “The Messenger,” Daniel Lanois, For the Beauty of Wynona

(And yes, I know the Yo La Tengo is a repeat. But do me a favor and don’t tell my iPod, OK? It’s just seen me order a replacement for the G4 laptop and it’s a little edgy.)

(And, oh yeah. How weird a world is it when I look at the headline “Man Shot by Cheney Leaving Hospital” and think Oh my god he’s at it again! Where are the dangling modifier police when you need them?)