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David Hornik, Guest Blogger

When he isn’t blogging for TED, David is a General Partner at August Capital where he invests in early stage software, infrastructure and Internet-related companies. Prior to joining August Capital, David was a corporate and licensing attorney who represented and advised numerous Internet and enterprise software startups. David has worked with such companies as Yahoo, Six Apart, Evite, Tickle, PayCycle, Ofoto,, WhoWhere?, DoneRight and Sonique.

David has taught Computer Music at Stanford, legal writing at




and teaches Intellectual Property and Business at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He’s also written for the Journal of Law and Business and The Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. He was a founding editor of and frequent contributor to Actual Malice, Stanford’s short-lived satire magazine.

David is also the editor of VentureBlog. His musings on life can be found on SaysMe, his personal blog.

Melissa G Wilson

Melissa has been a leader in the book writing, publishing and marketing arena for the past two decades. To date, she has helped more than 100 thought leaders write, publish and market their books. Her clients include executives such as Dan Weinfurter a seven-time Inc 500 winner and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland Cruise Lines.

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