My name is Peter Grillet.
I work with Startups (early stage companies that make apps or websites). I'm currently building a communications company which will focus on fashion outlets (blogs or shops) online.
This is a place for me to collect my notes and interesting Startup related things.
You can read about projects I have worked on here.
TheWhiskeyLibrary is where I post things that inspire me.
If you are here to read my List, click here.
If you are here for my Reading List, click here.
I feel very torn writing this blog post, and thought hard about deleting it a couple times. But, in the end, I’ll just put it out in the ether… because this blog is little more than me thinking out loud, and this is what I’m been thinking about for most of the day.
Satoshi Nakamoto’s (Creator of…
The first unified ad marketplace for mobile search and native advertising
By Jay Rossiter, SVP of Cloud Platform Group, and Adam Cahan, SVP of Mobile and Emerging Products
When advertising appears seamlessly and naturally, it creates a more enjoyable experience for users, increases…
WhatsApp Co-Founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton
Earlier today, Facebook announced its acquisition of WhatsApp for $16 billion. It’s a spectacular milestone for the company’s co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton, and their remarkable team.
From the moment they opened the doors of WhatsApp,…
We’re excited to announce the launch of Bithackathon.com – an online hackathon to inspire developers across platforms and continents to build solutions with bitcoin.
We will judge app entries based on creativity, usability, and execution. The prize? Bitcoins!
- 1st prize: $10,000 worth of…
If an industry does’t know the difference between good and great, that industry is in trouble. If it can’t tell the difference…
When you go into a company and the guy who’s not that good is getting paid more or as much as the guy who is good, just because the industry is flourishing, that industry is going to break. That’s what happened to the housing business. That’s what happened to the record business.”
When Williams wakes up each morning he rolls up his sleeping bag and foam mat, moves them to a hidden spot, and walks or bikes to a Starbucks at the Long Beach Towne Center.
He orders a $1.95 venti cup of blond roast, sits down at his favorite table and pulls out his laptop.
For the next 12-plus hours, until the coffee shop closes at midnight, Williams conducts his day’s work – not as a Starbucks barista, but as the founder and sole employee of an online learning platform called World Mentoring Academy.