“He pushed me and grabbed my neck. He told me he was just a little boy. I will not let it happen again. There I have to learn to be stronger. The moment he grabbed me in the area will help me learn, “Gilmour said.That match ended 1-2 in favor of United with two goals from Marcus Rashford. Batshuayi made the only goal of the blues. Gilmour seems to have learned the lesson and is becoming one of Lampard’s advantageous pupils. Billy Gilmour, with only 18 years, took control of the match against Liverpool. The young man of Chelsea was one of the best in the 2-0 victory that appealed to the FA Cup reds and has earned him praise from the press and even his coach, Frank Lampard, who called his game “incredible.”The Scot had fun on his second night in the England Cup but remembered how he suffered on the first occasion he played in another Cup, the Carabao Cup. On October 30 of last year, Gilmour started against Manchester United in this edition of the League Cup and had a bad night against the red devils, and specifically, trying to overcome Harry Maguire.
In my last blog post, I discussed some of the main reasons why the greater Los Angeles area has become a great place for startups, many of which were based off of Laura Rich of Fast Company’s article on the subject. Rich also makes some interesting points about what is driving the startup community in LA, including the fact that more second and third-time entrepreneurs are in LA now than ever before. One major benefit of being located in LA, and something that I noticed when recruiting for one of OpenView’s portfolio companies (Central Desktop) in Pasadena, is that there is less competition for employees than in Silicon Valley. Although it can be more difficult to find employees with a specific skillset since many professionals in LA are focused on the entertainment industry, when you do find a candidate, there is less of a chance that that person is interviewing with other startups, which could give you the leg up on top talent in the area. Less competition amongst startups in the area also means that there is a lower turnover rate of staff in LA than in the Bay Area.Another interesting point that Rich makes is that although she feels there is a huge amount of engineering talent in the LA area, once a company is past the expansion stage and is looking for, say 500 or a thousand engineers, the company may want to consider a move to the Bay Area. Jolie O’Dell’s article on ReadWriteWeb, titled Open Thread: When Is The Valley Worth Moving To? discusses this very topic, and Ben Parr of Mashable poses a bigger question when he asks readers, Web Entrepreneurship: Does the City You Live in Matter?What do you think… How does the city where you start your business affect you when you are looking for investors and employees?AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis
Radical ideas to improve product development. Blogger David Cancel, discusses the radical (eliminate engineering) approach to product development as described in Jeff Ready‘s McStartup blog.Cancel writes that “at Compete and now Lookery, product development was the key difference between good products and mediocre ones. He also admits that he has never taken product development as far as Jeff Ready suggests.A few highlights of Ready’s product development ideas include:Engineering and product marketing should be one in the same.Marketing should not be handling product requirements.The people that design the product, should be the ones talking to customers.To read Ready’s complete description of proper product development, and for a link to the original McStartup blog, check out David Cancel’s full post.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis