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This is my space where I post unstructured essays and notes on various things I'm reading or learning about from people I know and those publishing.

LinkedIn launches Stories in the US and Canada

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LinkedIn launches Stories in the US and Canada

LinkedIn Stories rolled out in the United States and Canada Stories that resonate well are professional in nature Goal: start lightweight conversations related to your work-life Express professional moments with your LinkedIn network without worrying that the content is permanently attached to your profile Stories are shared for 24 hours

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A conversation with Reid Hoffman and Chamath Palihapitiya

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A conversation with Reid Hoffman and Chamath Palihapitiya

Over the last three years I've worked with over a dozen early stage companies. This year I made a goal to launch a fund. I've been investing time understanding the landscape of early stage investing (which is different from early stage consulting). I've joined the On Deck Angels Fellowship, speaking

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Notes: Grocery Delivery and The Future of Packaged Food

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Notes: Grocery Delivery and The Future of Packaged Food

Lately I’ve been reading only on Instapaper or Kindle to help me summarize the key points I want to take away. I want to share more of what I’m reading. Nikhil Bhasu Trivedi wrote an essay yesterday titled Grocery Delivery and The Future of Packaged Food. As Nikhil

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Notes: Is a Wirecutter Subscription A Smart and Necessary Play?

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Notes: Is a Wirecutter Subscription A Smart and Necessary Play?

Jacob Cohen Donnelly wrote an essay today titled "Is a Wirecutter Subscription A Smart and Necessary Play?" Wirecutter’s purpose is to provide useful information to consumers so that they are inclined to click through to Amazon and purchase goods.Wirecutter wouldn’t be the first to have a subscription

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Notes: F**k Apple — HEY and Epic Games Are Weaponizing Controversy

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Notes: F**k Apple — HEY and Epic Games Are Weaponizing Controversy

Ari Lewis wrote an essay today titled "F**k Apple — HEY and Epic Games Are Weaponizing Controversy" HEY is an email company and Epic Games is a software companyBoth these companies are in a public dispute with AppleThey argue that the 30% fee Apple takes from in-app purchases is unfairWhat

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Notes: How to Survive the Age of Information Exhaustion

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Notes: How to Survive the Age of Information Exhaustion

Akiff Premjee wrote an essay today titled "How to Survive the Age of Information Exhaustion". Here are my notes We are in the age of information exhaustionIt means that we have more information to take in now than we ever have beforeIt is leading us to feel overwhelmed by all

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Notes: Why You Should Share Your Ideas Online

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Notes: Why You Should Share Your Ideas Online

I am intrigued by one person media companies. After now successfully running a one person consulting business, I'm curious what else one person can do in business. Dru Riley shared Stew Fortier's essay titled: "Why You Should Share Your Ideas Online" with me. Here are some highlights from the piece.

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Notes: Do Things that don't scale

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Notes: Do Things that don't scale

In 2013, Paul Graham wrote an essay titled "Do Things that Don't Scale". I summarized it for myself. This will likely apply to any makers, creators, and existing and future founder. Here are my highlights. One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to

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