Last winter I was invited to give a talk at the Open Source Leadership Forum, which was held at a very nice resort at Squaw Valley. The audience were hardcore techies, but I talked about my book and about dysfunction in startups and venture capital. Recently the organization put the talk up on YouTube, and much to my surprise it has been getting some attention.
The biggest challenge of the talk was that I wrote it thinking I had 40 minutes but arrived to find I had only 20 minutes. But having to condense the talk actually made it tighter and better. I’m giving the talk again in September in Los Angeles at another conference hosted by the same organization, and I’m hoping to polish it up a bit.