Vinish Garg - Issue #8

This is my readings issue for current week, with some useful readings on startups, products, and cont
Vinish Garg - Issue #8
By Vinish Garg • Issue #8
This is my readings issue for current week, with some useful readings on startups, products, and content. Thank you! Follow me on Twitter @vingar.

Products
Startups Need Relationships Before They Ask for Money
It’s a better long-term strategy.
Expensive Things That Are Worth Investing In For Startups
We’re always trying to save money, but sometimes that can hurt more than help. Here’s why.
Say ‘No’ and Ship That Product
When I heard the amazing news – not one, but two of our early investments have been nominated for awards at the SPARKies, I felt a glowing sense of pride. Their products fit the popular definition of lean startups and Simpleweb was a key partner in guiding them into the marketplace.
Resilience and Telos in Entrepreneurs
Tomasz Tunguz is a venture capitalist at Redpoint and writes about startups, fund raising, SaaS companies, and best practices for founders.
Pitch perfect — Medium
Five elements of a great pitch
Content
Architect Everywhere | Jorge Arango
This year, World IA Day was celebrated in 57 locations around the world. That’s a lot of people gathering to learn and talk about information architecture! This article, which is based on the keynote presentation I gave at WIAD San Francisco, is inspired by the thought of all these folks — mostly designers — coming together around this year’s…
Technical Content and Marketing Content: Is There Really a Difference?
Is there really a difference between technical content and marketing content at this point? Haven’t we gotten to the point that we can just call it “content?”
Content strategy: a job for interesting people — Medium
A defense of English majors: We learn a discipline, not a craft.
Algorithms: Separating Content from Formatting | TechWhirl
Mark Baker’s structured writing series turns to algorithms, and the challenges of separating content from formatting.

Can Semantics be the Peacemaker between ECM and DAM? | OntotextCan Semantics be the Peacemaker between ECM and DAM? | Ontotext
Giving semantics a chance to resemble how humans understand and end the battle between ECM (one system to rule them all) and DAM (optimized content access).
Searching for DITA 1.3
Keith Schengili-Roberts, IXIASOFT DITA Specialist, points out where you can find the new DITA 1.3 specification from OASIS online.
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