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Finding good ideas

The classic post by Paul Graham, “How to Get Startup Ideas“, is one I teach in my class at Columbia class on startups, and stands for one of the schools of thought on good ideas: bottom-up. The other one is

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Finding good ideas

The classic post by Paul Graham, “How to Get Startup Ideas“, is one I teach in my class at Columbia class on startups, and stands for one of the schools of thought on good ideas: bottom-up. The other one is

Sugar in your blood

The Fitbit and Apple Watch are well upon us now – everyone is counting steps, heart rate, and maybe with Oura rings and Samsungs we are tracking temperatures and monthly cycles and sleep. But the vanguard is off doing the

Sugar in your blood

The Fitbit and Apple Watch are well upon us now – everyone is counting steps, heart rate, and maybe with Oura rings and Samsungs we are tracking temperatures and monthly cycles and sleep. But the vanguard is off doing the

Ego tripping

Buckminster Fuller apparently accomplished nothing before age 53 – then it was all domes and celebrity. Stewart Brand is how I learned about that – because Brand’s early life was all about domes! It was a mid-20thC sensation. Like drones

Ego tripping

Buckminster Fuller apparently accomplished nothing before age 53 – then it was all domes and celebrity. Stewart Brand is how I learned about that – because Brand’s early life was all about domes! It was a mid-20thC sensation. Like drones

Energy levels and work-from-home

I love my work, wherever I do it, so I have been seduced by sitting at my desk the last few years. Running this AM, after a few weeks of hiatus, I realized something. Well a few things — which

Energy levels and work-from-home

I love my work, wherever I do it, so I have been seduced by sitting at my desk the last few years. Running this AM, after a few weeks of hiatus, I realized something. Well a few things — which

Carbon Startup School

Here’s a talk I gave this month in Madrid at the fabulous South Summit called “Carbon Startup School: 15 minute edition“.  It’s about how to use your internet/tech chops to start a company that can actually move the needle on

Carbon Startup School

Here’s a talk I gave this month in Madrid at the fabulous South Summit called “Carbon Startup School: 15 minute edition“.  It’s about how to use your internet/tech chops to start a company that can actually move the needle on

Life Extension

Can we live forever? Perhaps an odd question to be asking in a time of Covid, climate crisis, and war.  But since you know me, you won’t be overly surprised that I think the answer is yes, and that I

Life Extension

Can we live forever? Perhaps an odd question to be asking in a time of Covid, climate crisis, and war.  But since you know me, you won’t be overly surprised that I think the answer is yes, and that I

Predictions: 2022

Belatedly, Davos and DLD and the meetings of the great and the good just wrapped up. Good thing, too. Because in January nobody would have predicted what was #1 on the list by June: War in Ukraine Climate Psychedelics Quantum

Predictions: 2022

Belatedly, Davos and DLD and the meetings of the great and the good just wrapped up. Good thing, too. Because in January nobody would have predicted what was #1 on the list by June: War in Ukraine Climate Psychedelics Quantum

What to do between startups, from March 2021.

Here’s a post I drafted and didn’t publish from March 2021, about a year ago. I’ll tell you how it went in my next post. You won’t have to wait a whole year! I am chatting to a founder who

What to do between startups, from March 2021.

Here’s a post I drafted and didn’t publish from March 2021, about a year ago. I’ll tell you how it went in my next post. You won’t have to wait a whole year! I am chatting to a founder who

Predictions for the 2020s from Dec 31, 2019

Dinner party chatter mostly but I think it is worthy. What’s very likely to be totally different by 2030? Gender identity and gender roles, at least in US and EU. Climate crisis. We will have a solution underway, even as

Predictions for the 2020s from Dec 31, 2019

Dinner party chatter mostly but I think it is worthy. What’s very likely to be totally different by 2030? Gender identity and gender roles, at least in US and EU. Climate crisis. We will have a solution underway, even as

2022

I am a perpetual optimist. 2022 will be better! Omicron is the end and it will happen fast! Trump is out! My new work is strong… I think. But the start of the year included my friend from college N,

2022

I am a perpetual optimist. 2022 will be better! Omicron is the end and it will happen fast! Trump is out! My new work is strong… I think. But the start of the year included my friend from college N,