Top 15 stories in May: Startup lessons from Robbie Bach; Bolt Bus arrives; and more

Team GeekWire at the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards. Photo via Annie Laurie Malarkey

We’re coming off another great month at GeekWire, a month that included more than 600 of you joining us for the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards at EMP; topping the 10,000 Facebook followers milestone and, of course, breaking dozens of stories.

Whether online or in-person, we appreciate everyone for tuning in to get the latest tech news, insights and offbeat stories for all things geek. For those who missed the action last month, here’s a look back at May’s top stories.

And, stay tuned for more fun stuff in the coming month, including a new Startup Resources directory and our big Sumer Bash and Ping Pong/Foosball Tourney set for June 21. Here’s to summer in Seattle!!

10 mental traits of truly innovative leaders (Neil Patel post, 8 comments, 1,684 Tweets)

Ex-Microsoft exec Robbie Bach

The venture capital model is broken, and this damning report explains why (9 comments, 415 Tweets)

Robbie Bach’s four startup lessons from Xbox and Zune (35 comments, 170 Tweets)

Why I’d bet my retirement on Facebook stock today (Galen Ward post, 52 comments, 101 Tweets)

Meet Darrell Cavens: The guy who just raised $43M and wants to change how moms shop for kids (6 comments, 34 Tweets)

How to succeed in Tetris and life: 7 secrets of an 18 year-old Tetris Grand Master (Monica Guzman post, 9 comments, 143 Tweets)

How Carly screwed up AT&T’s $39B T-Mobile acquisition (22 comments, 45 Tweets)

5 reasons I think you’re nuts if you own a naked iPhone (Monica Guzman post, 66 comments, 209 Tweets)

Seattle to Portland for a $1? That’s the promise of BoltBus (7 comments, 135 Tweets)

Top 10 reasons why Darth Vader was an amazing project manager (Brandon Koeller post, 88 comments, 4,065 Tweets)

Ashwin Godwan

Meet the 6-year-old entrepreneur who just wowed Startup Weekend (13 comments, 299 Tweets)

Too controversial: Why TED won’t post Nick Hanauer’s talk about taxing the rich (17 comments, 107 Tweets)

Zillow engineer killed by stray bullet in Seattle’s Central District (15 comments, 48 Tweets)

Is Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer really America’s worst CEO? (27 comments, 55 Tweets)

Revealed: The winners of the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards (9 comments, 137 Tweets)

Thanks again to everyone for reading!!