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Backtrack announcement: part 2

Hi everyone again, We have a second announcement to make, coming from me personally. As Backtrack continues post-Kickstarter, and focuses our attention back to our core activities, it’ll be moving on without me. I’ve made the hard but necessary personal decision to step away from Backtrack in order to take some time off. I love this company, what we’ve built, our ambitious mission, and the wonderful people I’ve worked with. I am especially indebted to Alex Daskalov, my amazing co-founder without whom Backtrack could have never made it this far,… Read more Backtrack announcement: part 2

Update from Backtrack

Hi everyone, Thanks to everyone who checked out our Kickstarter, backed us, and helped us out in any way. We really appreciate it. As many of you know, we’ve decided to cancel funding on the Backtrack Kickstarter project rather than letting the clock expire. Backtrack was created in collaboration with physiotherapists and clinic owners who helped guide us to a product that would be useful to patients in a rehab setting. As a result, our original plans never included a crowd-funding campaign, but we decided one would be worth pursuing as an… Read more Update from Backtrack

A quick thought on company culture.

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 in these two lectures from Alfred Lin of Zappos, Brian Chesky of Airbnb, Patrick and John Collison of Stripe, and Ben Silbermann of Pinterest. Worth the watch, as of course have been all of the… Read more A quick thought on company culture.

Bundling, unbundling, and the future of health care innovation

Today, we’re going to talk about one of the most insightful quotes in the history of the Internet: “There’s only two ways I know of to make money: bundling and unbundling.” –Jim Barksdale, CEO of Netscape In the history of the internet, many (really, all) of the big leaps forward in how we use and interact with the internet have been instances of either bundling services at a particular layer of the stack, or unbundling them from that layer. For a primer on bundling and unbundling, and how important this… Read more Bundling, unbundling, and the future of health care innovation