Happy St Patrick’s Day, everyone. Today, we’re going to talk about proof, and two different kinds of proof that startups tend to face yet not fully appreciate. I’ll be discussing two types of startup models – which I’ll call Type 1 Behaviour and Type 2 Behaviour models – and why they bear distinct burdens of … More Type 1 versus Type 2 Proof
We often observe things in life that are normally distributed. The familiar Bell Curve can be seen in the distributions of people’s heights, weights, and blood pressure, their marks on an exam or IQ test, or the varying sizes of items produced by machines. The normal (Gaussian) distribution is relatively easy to understand, which is … More Startups are not normally distributed
First off, I’m sorry for the lack of posts recently- i’m working on a longer piece that’s taken me a few weeks to put together, and I want to finish that up before working on any new stuff. But here’s an idle thought that I had recently, and others have ruminated on as well: There’s … More Quick thought on the future of STEM jobs
Here’s a really fun interview I did with Rob Woodbridge from untether.tv; released today. Enjoy! Full interview here: http://untether.tv/2014/wearables-solving-measuring-backtrack-co-founder-alex-danco/ Audio:
Company culture seems to be in vogue over the past few weeks. For some reason, culture has been showing up on Twitter, in discussions, all over. I’m sure this is in part due to the two recent lectures in Sam Altman’s startup class that talk about company culture and team building: http://startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec10/ http://startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec11/ Great stuff … More A quick thought on company culture.
From Lecture 9, where Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, and Parker Conrad from Zenefits talk about how to raise money. Full of good stuff, but my favourite line was from Parker, about his first attempts at fundraising and what he learned: (Annotated text from Genius) “I started a company before this that I was at for … More Be the Twitter Guys: More gold from Sam Altman’s startup class