Tesla Is a Little Bit Apple, a Little Bit Google →
parislemon: Farhad Manjoo: None of this means that Tesla should abandon its goal of building the world’s best electric cars. By competing on service, style, and the dependability of its vehicles, it can sell a lot of cars while also letting rivals use its core technology. But to be a great tech company, it’s no longer enough to just make great products. You’ve also got to let others build...
To recap some of the qualities of the PayPal mafia: high-quality people, a...– Connect to Human Networks To Find Breakout Opportunities | LinkedIn » sounds like the Anthemis ecosystem… +1 (via hackingfinance)
The most ambitious component is a pair of opt-in energy-saving programs that...– Next For Nest: Building Out The Smart Grid, One Home At A Time | Co.Design: business innovation design This is very clever. (via hackingfinance)
Amazing stop-motion animation using a few dozen... →
How To Be Gracious →
Tom Chiarella writing for Esquire: Remember that the only representation of you, no matter what your station, is you — your presentation, your demeanor. You simply must attend. Stand when someone enters the room, especially if you are lowly and he is the boss, and even if the reverse is true. Look them in the eye. Ask yourself: Does anybody need an introduction? If so, before you say one...
The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult... →
The Two Most Important Words - Harvard Business... →
Gratitude is a practice. Make it a priority. - Thank you.
Great companies are vibrant, they can hardly contain themselves. It’s because...– An email from Scott Kraft. (via zachklein) - YES.
Le AngelList Blog: Invest Online now available to... →
Finally. The future is here… angellist: Invest Online is now available to any startup that has a top-tier lead investor. Prior to today, startups would apply to use Invest Online and we would select which ones got in. Now it’s a self-service feature for any startup with a good lead. And, of course, startups can still use…
Soundboy: Could VC 'value add' be quantified? →
soundboy: Every VC talks about ‘value add’. The unique ways in which they believe they can help you build your business, be a great partner, and increase the chance of your start-up being a success. These include their network, recruitment, strategic advice, operational experience etc. I have observed…
So many folks in the venture capital business are sheep that just want to follow...– “Return and Ridicule” by Fred Wilson (via michaeldempsey) Many of the sentiments of this post by Fred remind me of my Mad Ones post from last year. You cannot succeed long-term as an investor if you are taking the safe route. As Paul Graham said in one of his essays, If we ever got to the point...
The Internet of Things: Coming to a network near... →
smarterplanet: inShare7 Network When people talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), the most common examples are smart cars, IP-addressable washing machines and Internet-connected nanny cams. But IoT is coming to the enterprise as well, and IT execs should already be thinking about the ways that IoT will shake up the corporate network. [DEFINED: What is the Internet of Things?] ...
miketrap.com: "How To Write" →
miketrap: David Ogilvy was arguably the best business writer of all time. In 1982 he sent a memo to every member of his worldwide agency empire, a memo with the same title as this blog post. Here’s what it said: The better you write, the higher you go in Ogilvy & Mather. People who think well, write…
Jude Gomila: Manufacturing a Renaissance with 3D... →
judegomila: How it will change the world 3D printing has recently captured the imagination of Internet. With the promise of on-demand products and near-zero lead time, people dream of downloading and printing products in their bedrooms and not having to wait for them to arrive. There is…
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t...– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of Le Petit Prince. (via zachklein)
The Cost of Neutral →
jonathanmoore: “If you go to work and do what you’re told, you’re not being negative, certainly, but the lack of initiative you demonstrate (which, alas, you were trained not to demonstrate) costs us all, because you’re using a slot that could have been filled by someone who would have added more value. […] Not adding value is the same as taking it away.” — Seth Godin I could not...
m.e.driscoll: data utopian: the fuel of founders:... →
medriscoll: “On a scale of 1-10 of impatience, the best entrepreneurs are an 11.” - Tom Stemberg, Founder of Staples Curiosity and impatience make for great founder traits, but they often pull in different directions. Curiosity compels you to sit and study a problem, to voraciously consume every article…
What would the greatest technological leap you'd...
cdixon: I possess a device in my pocket that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in arguments with strangers. via
m.e.driscoll: data utopian: data visualization is... →
medriscoll: (Image credit: A.Koblin for RadioHead) This is a phrase that has stuck with me since Tim O’Reilly uttered some form of it two years ago. Tim was talking about online cartography, saying it’s not the maps that matter: it’s getting to our destination. Maps are a half-step short of that…
rizkonceptions: staying capital-efficient within... →
josephrizk: capital efficiency- Startups are often synonymous with risk. They’re started by founders with very unrealistic expectations of positive outcomes and who have little desire (or ability) to weigh actual probabilities of failure. If they did, they would likely be deterred from the visions…
I am of the school of encouraging people toward their ultimate polymath...– Legacy Russell (via blackcontemporaryart)
Antivirus Makers Work on Software to Catch Malware... →
infoneer-pulse: The antivirus industry has a dirty little secret: its products are often not very good at stopping viruses. Consumers and businesses spend billions of dollars every year on antivirus software. But these programs rarely, if ever, block freshly minted computer viruses, experts say, because the virus creators move too quickly. That is prompting start-ups and other companies to get...
awallpaperbrony: Format: A Brief History of Data Storage Ever wondered how far data storage has come over the past 60 years? Here’s your chance.
5 Energy Trends That Will Impact Your Business In... →
futuresagency: Commercial Buildings Going Green. More buildings, manufacturing plants and office complexes in the U.S. are going “green,” or at least heading that way. December 25, 2012 at 12:37PM
Space as a Service - the other SaaS.
Great overview by Jude Gomila. Space exploration is going to open itself up for entrepreneurs, engineers and hackers in the next 10 years. With companies like SpaceX leading the way, a new generation of entrepreneurs has been inspired to go into the space sector. With privatization of space budgets and the efficiency that privatization can bring to the space industry, there has never been a better...
Continuations: Ceci N'Est Pas Un ... (Internet... →
Ceci N’Est Pas Un … (Internet Defies Existing Categories) It is fascinating how the Internet is creating new entities and phenomena that defy existing categories. The challenge that arises is that many politicians and regulators still think in these old categories. Here are just a bunch of recent examples. Uber, Hailo, Lyft, Sidecar etc all enable transportation but are not cab...
John's Tumblr: We can do better than lecture... →
lilly: What I meant to say about this article about online education: MOOCs are a breakthrough in distribution of educational content, but not really a breakthrough in the way that we learn. What this article points out is that there are more important developments in the way we teach and learn… Fully agree.
The chances of an American student completing a four-year degree within six...– American higher education appears to be in rude health. But the country’s universities represent declining value for money to their students. (via theeconomist) Our children face more challenging and complex choices, sooner… (via parkparadigm)
Synthetic Biology is Heading for the Cloud →
Great post by Jude Gomila: The field of synthetic biology is simply fascinating. This field has the chance to revolutionize most areas of industry from mining and manufacturing, to clean energy and battery storage, to materials and healthcare. After having conversations with Sumon Sadhu, Darren Zhu and discovering Y Combinator are investing in synthetic biology, I decided to set out to uncover...
Ode to Gratitude by Pablo Neruda
Thanks to the word that gives thanks. Thanks to the gratitude for how excellently the word melts snow or iron. The planet seemed full of threats until soft as a translucent feather, or sweet as a sugary petal, from lip to lip, it passed, thank you, magnificent, filling the mouth, or whispered, hardly voiced, and the soul became human again, not a window, soome...
A 3D light switch for the brain →
unexpectedtech: A new fiber-optic device created by MIT biologists and engineers is the first tool that can deliver 1000 precise points of light to a 3D section of living brain tissue matter smaller than a sugar cube. This is a step forward for a technique called optogenetics, which uses gene treatments to turn individual brain cells on and off with light. Scientists can use this new 3D...
Cisco acquires Meraki: how 3 guys from MIT... →
timbeyers: sequoiacapital: Quick: when was the last time you plugged in an Ethernet cable? If you have trouble answering that question, you’re one of the reasons why Cisco has agreed to acquire Meraki. Six years ago Sanjit, John and Hans saw our Wi-Fi world before many others. Meraki offered smaller… I interviewed Sanjit during a tour of Silicon Valley in Oct. 2008. Here’s how I described...