Hi everyone! Sorry for the radio silence over the past month: I’ve been very busy with two new projects that I’m excited to share: 1. As of last month, I’ve officially started working with Sharethebus, an awesome transportation startup based here in Montreal that’s solving the collective action problem surrounding transportation to and from events. I’ll … More 2 Big Updates
This week, we get something different: a fanpost I wrote over at Habseyesontheprize.com, an online community for fans of hockey, the Montreal Canadians, and advanced statistics. The post is intended to be half-joking but half-serious; hope you enjoy. ——————- Over the last 10 games Habs fans have been finally, at long last, blessed with a … More The Montreal Canadiens, hockey lineups and the Peter Principle
There was quite a bit of buzz around the TandemLaunch office this morning following some big acquisition news over the last 24 hours: Intel acquired the smartwatch maker Basis for ~$100M, while Oculus VR made headlines (and made a few people angry) with their $2B pickup from Facebook. It was a big day for wearable computing, … More How long will wearables be their own product category?
To all our readers, Happy New Year, and I hope many of you enjoyed CES 2014! Exhibitions like CES are a great way to see sneak previews of what new, up-and-coming technology might be ‘the next big thing’. So it’s worth reminding ourselves that identifying the mega-wave of tomorrow isn’t necessarily finding the fanciest, flashiest, … More From the TandemLaunch blog: CES, TandemLaunch, and Cool Toys
Happy 2014! I hope this coming year will bring as many exciting changes and opportunities as the last year did, and that the Backtrack / TandemLaunch partnership will continue to flourish. This year, as one of my new year’s resolutions, I’m resuming my coffee-counting experiment that I stopped last March; you can read my post about … More 2014: Caffeine counting resumption!
This past Tuesday, Roz Warren (who writes for the NYTimes, HuffPost, and various other places) published this quite entertaining and 100% accurate story in the Times about back issues. Roz opens with a quick test that I may have to use in pitches from now on (with due credit, of course): “Are you the kind … More Will you develop back problems? A simple test from Roz Warren
I talked a few posts ago about how scientific publications might be vanity metrics in disguise– good for showing an illusion of progress, but the enemy of true breakthroughs. Here’s a quick update to that thought: Peter Higgs, the British physicist whose work was the foundation behind the recent discovery of the subatomic particle bearing … More Publications and Vanity Metrics: an update