I spent the week at Red Hat's excellent Red Hat Summit in Boston and coincidentally, the OAI just announced a new direction for the APIStrat conference - check out the new ASC event here! Both made me reflect on why I go to events (and sometimes have a hand in organizing them). Red Hat is … Continue reading It’s not about the Content, It’s about the People
For AI startups, just like API startups going full stack in a particular market might be more successful than providing a generic service.
Andrew Leonard has nice post on medium which summarizes a lot of the current angst around Amazon's use of open source to power its services. (A post with one of the best blog graphics I've seen in a long while: it's worth clicking through even just for that!). The current controversy revolves around Elastic's changes … Continue reading Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS
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