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Being the First Employee of TechCrunch with Oliver Starr

Oliver Starr has been around the blogosphere for what seems like an eternity. I discovered his work when I was playing around with a tool for organizing information called Pearltrees. It turned out he's not only been part of some of the biggest blogs online, but was the product evangelist for Pearltrees. Here are some of the highlights from our chat:
  • Lessons from Selling Physical Products that Can Be Applied Online 
  • A Look at the Earliest Days of the Blogosphere
  • Why Michael Arrington Timed the Launch of TechCrunch Perfectly
  • How TechCrunch Became the Center of Information in Sillicon Valley
  • The Importance of Having a Distinct Voice
  • A Look Under the Hood of TechCrunch Content Creation Process
  • Why Old School Journalists Are Great Examples of Unique Voices
  • How Oliver Leveraged His Background as a Blogger to Become a Product Evangelist
  • Why You Shouldn't Become an Entrepreneur If You're Seeking Job Security
  • How to Analyze Your Skillset and Connect It to Solving a Problem
  • Why Becoming a Superuser of a Product Opens Up Tons of Opportunities
  • How to Use Pearltrees to Drive Traffic to Your Website or Blog
Tweetable Insights Include:
  • You really have to have a driving passion to do something you care about. (Click to Tweet)
  • People are sacrificing quality for speed and depth for content (Click to Tweet)
  • It's a lot more valuable to have a friend at a company than sending your resume to HR (Click to Tweet)
  • Opportunities are as limitless your creativity (Click to Tweet)
Oliver Starr is a wolf advocate & activist. He is also Chief Evangelist for Pearltrees. You can follow him on twitter @OWStarr. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter. One of our goals for 2012 is to become a top 100 show in iTunes. We can get there with your help and it will enable us to improve the how and bring on even bigger guests. So if you can, we’d be really grateful if you write us a review in iTunes.

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