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This week’s article is a no-brainer. Marc Andreessen wrote a post for the New York Times that finally helped the masses understand the power of bitcoin. It might go down as a tipping point in merchant adoption of bitcoin.

You can find the full article here.

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This week’s article is from Seth Godin. It’s a really important piece about workplace bullying and company culture. 

Take 5 minutes out of your day to read it.

You can find it here.

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While this series is called Article Of The Week, it actually counts Saturday to Friday posts, considering I do Article Of The Week on Friday’s. You should have already read this week’s piece, Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups, by Aileen Lee - on TechCrunch.

It is quite the read and has been talked about constantly since its publishing. This is required reading for startup people.

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This weeks article of the week is a great piece by Eugene Wei the head of product at Flipboard. Eugene spent time at Amazon and wrote a pretty amazing article about how Amazon looks at their business. Worth the 5-10 minutes to read it. You can find it here.

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Before last night, the article of the week was very clearly going to be Most People Won’t by Bryce Roberts . But now he has to share the article of the week spot with Jordan Cooper, of Wildcard, as he put out a seriously awesome read titled Understanding Snapchat

Both are great posts and worth a few minutes to read. 

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This week’s Article of The Week was written by Fabrice Grinda, an angel investor in NYC. It is about investing in startups and his strategy in doing so.

You can find it here.

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The best article this week is from Nick Bilton at the New York Times.

It is about Twitter and its founding. It is a must read.

You can find it here.

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done an article of the week. This is mostly because I was off the grid 3 out of the 4 Fridays this month. That being said, here we go with Article Of The Week XI.

This week’s article is me actually making up for not including my good friend Sam Rosen (one of the reasons this blog actually exists- when we sat down for the first time in November 2010 he said “hey, you should start a blog” and then I did) and his startup, MakeSpace in my 5 companies that excite me list last week. I had no idea that Sam was publicly coming out that week with the product, and if I knew I would have included him (he wasn’t stealth but wasn’t going after press and trying to validate his business, which he did).

Here is a great article about MakeSpace written by Brad Svrluga from High Peaks Venture Partners titled The Circle of Life: Our New Investment in MakeSpace.

Have a great weekend!

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The article of the week is a Medium post by Antonio Garcia. Garcia sold his Company to Twitter and then joined Facebook a few years back. The article is about the recent acquisition of MoPub by Twitter. 

You can find the article here.

Enjoy!

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This week there are two articles of the week. Both of them were written by Maya Prohovnik, my old teammate from Aviary. Maya is a great writer and the two posts are must reads for any startup people.

The first one is titled: Finding your value as a non-“skilled” startup employee

The second one is titled: How to land your dream startup job!

You can follow her on Twitter at @mayafish.

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This week’s top article comes from Hunter Walk, VC at Homebrew, and former consumer product management lead at YouTube. Hunter is a talented writer and his post titled, "I Don’t Want to Meet Your Company at Demo Day" definitely struck a chord with entrepreneurs and VC’s alike.

Check it out here.  

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This week’s top article is actually a lecture from Stanford Professor, Balaji Srinivasan.

It is titled “Regulation, Disruption, and the Technologies of 2013” and it is glorious.

You can find it here.

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This weeks article was written by the great Paul Graham. It is called How to Convince Investors.

Graham has the ability to make things like raising money seem very simple. It is a long read but well worth the time.

You can find the article here.

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The article of the week comes from Steve Cheney, head of BD at GroupMe.

It is a great post about startups and equity.

You can find the post here.

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This week’s article comes from Jeff Jordan, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

It’s titled People Marketplaces and it is a good read.

Have a great weekend!

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