Naval Ravikant is one of the smartest thinkers there is on startups, angel investing and life in general. Quite a few people will likely have seen this tweetstorm from him last year. It keeps resurfacing on twitter because it's just so good. Take a look for some profound thoughts...: https://twitter.com/naval/status/1002103360646823936 But also.... what's so amazing … Continue reading Advice for Life in a Tweetstorm: The Upside of Social Media
A fun flashback to successful startup pitch-decks from the past. Can your growth match LinkedIn or Facebook in the early days?
How acceptable is it for a civic tech project to make a profit?
A human life, no matter how long, has a limited amount of brain cycles available. A limited number of thoughts that can be thought. A limited amount of time for processing information and coming to conclusions. In AI terms this is called Bounded Rationality: Bounded rationality is the idea that when individuals make decisions, their rationality is limited … Continue reading Podcasts in the Shower
Brexit day plus one. Looks like no-one can figure out how to turn out the lights in the house of commons...
The healthcare debate in the United States often centers on where the boundary between social and personal responsability lies. What seemingly always gets missed is that the absence of state healthcare provision allows healthcare companies to run rampant in pricing their drugs and services.
The web turns 30, it's time to make sure it remains a truly open driver of good
This week's post is inspired by a tweet from Matthew Ingram's and Jeff Borek's perfect reaction to it: https://twitter.com/jeffborek/status/1089250900667846656 What happens when all the trustful information is restricted? It was Jarrod Dicker's original tweet which lead to the twitter discussion on the topic: https://twitter.com/jarroddicker/status/1088810263044915201 The tweets and the discussion are thought-provoking. On the one hand, … Continue reading Freedom of Information
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/technology/automation-davos-world-economic-forum.html NYTimes: "The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite" I figure a month is a safe time to let go by before writing about a press hot-button topic from late January: Robots, Automation and the plots of the Elite. I say this in a tongue in cheek manner because while there are some real … Continue reading Automation Clickbait
On @kiva, @ZidishaInc, new blog post: "Lending a Billion, $25 at a Time"