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Peter Delevett

Silicon Valley, California
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Longtime Silicon Valley journalist, now director of global marketing and press for the world's largest VC firm. Opinions are my own.

Tesla's media strategy: build a brand without spending on advertising

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/05/2013 01:49:50 PM PDT Updated: 04/07/2013 09:18:39 PM PDT It's been quite a week for Tesla Motors ( TSLA). The Palo Alto-based electric car company reported that it reached profitability for the first time, saw its stock close at an all-time high, unveiled a new financing program and celebrated the opening of its expanded showroom in San Jose's Santana Row.

Latest quarterly numbers indicate continuing gloom among most venture capital firms

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/10/2012 05:00:00 PM PDT Updated: 08/29/2012 11:36:58 AM PDT Stop us if you've heard this one before: Venture capitalists continue to invest less money, take in less money and feel more pessimistic than a year ago.

Elevator Pitch: Norwest's Promod Haque is the $35 billion man

mercurynews.com — Posted: 01/20/2014 11:17:05 AM PST Updated: 01/21/2014 11:53:07 AM PST In nearly 25 years as a venture capitalist, Promod Haque of Norwest Venture Partners has invested in dozens of companies he says have produced a collective $35 billion in exits.

Leaving a profession I love ... and greeting the future

redroom.com — For the past 10 years, a quote from former Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll has been taped to my wall in the newsroom. "It is the constitutional right of every citizen," Carroll wrote , "no matter how ignorant or how depraved, to be a journalist." Today, I renounce that right.

Leaving a profession I love ... and greeting the future

redroom.com — For the past 10 years, a quote from former Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll has been taped to my wall in the newsroom. "It is the constitutional right of every citizen," Carroll wrote , "no matter how ignorant or how depraved, to be a journalist." Today, I renounce that right.

Peter Delevett's answer to Why do some very smart people suck at programming?

quora.com — Answer (1 of 39): Some may have a low frustration tolerance. This is a disadvantage in two ways: 1. To build a project of significant scope you have to be the type that isn't easily defeated. In particular, you can't become frustrated while debugging and give up on the project.

Twitter�s IPO means 1,600 new millionaires in Silicon Valley

thereporteronline.com — If you're thinking of buying a home in the Bay Area, better move quick: More than 1,600 new millionaires are walking around today thanks to Twitter's initial public offering of stock. That estimate, from financial analysis firm PrivCo, is just one of the ways Thursday's Wall Street welcome for the San Francisco microblogging service has shifted the local landscape.

Big Sur residents bracing for Sean Parker wedding extravaganza

mercurynews.com — Long before "The Social Network" made him a household name, Sean Parker had a flair for the outrageous. He got arrested at 16 for hacking into government databases, partied with rock stars after cofounding Napster and dodged rumors of drug-fueled excess as Facebook's first president.

Big Sur residents bracing for Sean Parker wedding extravaganza

mercurynews.com — Long before "The Social Network" made him a household name, Sean Parker had a flair for the outrageous. He got arrested at 16 for hacking into government databases, partied with rock stars after cofounding Napster and dodged rumors of drug-fueled excess as Facebook's first president.

Mercury News interview: Vivek Ranadivé, CEO of TIBCO Software

mercurynews.com — With all respect to the guy in those beer commercials, Vivek Ranadivé might be the world's most interesting man. Author of a bestselling business book. Vice chair of the Golden State Warriors. The guy who coached his daughter's Redwood City basketball team to the national championships, though he never played the game himself.
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