Walker Twitter Highlights: August 11th – 21st

by Scott Edward Walker on August 22nd, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past 10 days and a couple of Quora-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

Top 5 Tweets

  1. “My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.” -Warren Buffett  nyti.ms/rrLud7
  2. “People have yet to find the real power that data can do…[W]e’re still stuck in an Excel-driven world.” –@dpatil http://on.wsj.com/nWjoP5
  3. “VCs are playing their own game of ‘bubble yes’ or ‘bubble no.’…It’s more like a Ponzi scheme.” –@mcuban on.wsj.com/q1v3Uk
  4. When to Make the First Offer in Negotiations – interesting post via Professor Galinsky (from 2004)  bit.ly/p2Pkk0 cc: @jack
  5. “One by one, all the things founders dislike about raising money are going to get eliminated.” -Paul Graham  bit.ly/prAYlf


  1. Quora: What deal structure should be in place for a friend/family investment of < 20k in your startup?  b.qr.ae/orDpNw
  2. Quora: “What are the common conditions of preferred shares in Silicon Valley with regard to redemption rights?” My answer: b.qr.ae/qmL732


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