A new Utah business blogger Pete Abilia has a great post on his site about his 2 days of interviews with Google last year. He turned them down when they offered him a high-paying contract position but no stock and no benefits. Pete will be able to tell his grandchildren someday, "yeah, Google made me an offer, but I turned them down on the spot." Cool.
I recently wrote an article for Connect Magazine about business incubators and Provo Labs in particular. It explains what we are trying to do at Provo Labs and why we think it will work. One thing we have learned already since December is that our internal team needs to focus on one major project at a time and get it to completion, rather than having 5-10 simultaneous projects that are "on the brink" of completion but aren't generating any value for customers.
Here is a great Wall Street Journal article that captures an email debate/exchange between Alan Meckler, veteran publisher and internet entrepreneur, and Jason Calacanis, founder of Weblogs, Inc., a leading blogging network that was acquired by AOL for about $25 million.