Monthly Archives: February 2015

Squeeze your Mind Grapes

A good study day for me is a cycle of exhaustion and recovery. By the evening I literally can’t think any more. I’ve got this fuzzy feeling like someone threw a thick blanket over my mind and it can’t breathe properly. … Continue reading

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Review of *Frozen* (sorta)

I often hear jokes from parents about kids watching frozen for the 50th time, 550th time, 1550th time. And of course the toys: On Tuesday, Walt Disney shattered Wall Street’s expectations for its first quarter, led by seemingly inexhaustible demand … Continue reading

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Facebook is the Internet. For some.

“Awareness of the Internet in developing countries is very limited. In fact, for many users, Facebook is the internet, as it’s often the only accessible application.” More here (via @cdixon) with this graph. And also this from Wikipedia : Internet … Continue reading

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Design and Your Business

What would you do to your industry with these people? He likely won’t be the last Apple executive poached by Tesla. The company has hired at least 150 former Apple employees, more than from any other company, even carmakers. The … Continue reading

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Hamming vs Taleb

The turkey problem, which more or less sums up the kinds of things Nassim Taleb thinks about, goes like this: Taleb is on econtalk here talking about GMO crops among some other thing. A key passage with Russ is as … Continue reading

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Should you tell your children how much you make?

Tyler Cowen says no. I like the analysis.

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“come for the tool, stay for the network.”

A popular strategy for bootstrapping networks is what I like to call “come for the tool, stay for the network.” The idea is to initially attract users with a single-player tool and then, over time, get them to participate in … Continue reading

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