Justin Kan

  • Justin Kan’s Exec Starts Running Errands For Companies And Startups Today

    Justin Kan’s Exec Starts Running Errands For Companies And Startups Today

    You’re paying your developer $150,000 a year plus change. Why let them get distracted by dry cleaning or grocery shopping? While the very biggest companies like Google and Facebook have figured out that they need to import barbers, car washes and gourmet food onto their campuses to keep their talent focused, smaller companies don’t have the scale for these luxuries. That’s… Read More

  • Startups Don’t Die, They Commit Suicide

    Startups Don’t Die, They Commit Suicide

    Justin Kan is the founder of Justin.tv and Socialcam. You can follow him on Twitter here and read his blog here. Startups die in many ways, but in the past couple of years I’ve noticed that the most common cause of death is what I call “Startup Suicide”, a phenomenon in which a startup’s founders and its management kill the company while it’s still very much… Read More

  • Why Starting Justin.tv Was A Really Bad Idea, But I'm Glad We Did It Anyway


    Right now I’m neck deep in product launch mode, putting the finishing touches on our new mobile video application—Socialcam. Of course, I’ve been here before . . . Years ago when we launched the Justin.tv show we had no idea what we were doing. This much was obvious to anyone who watched. Outsiders attribute far more strategic thought to the venture than we gave it. Some… Read More