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The letter from a Birmingham jail is an important piece to reflect on today, in a world where many still hold the law to be more important than justice. http://okra.stanford.edu/transcription/document_images/undecided/630416-019.pdf

 

 

Yes! I would VERY much like to see Chelsea in government. (Suboptimal description from the WaPo, though.) https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/chelsea-manning-files-to-run-for-us-senate-in-maryl...

 

This. All of this. I'm so glad I got to go to university for free. https://medium.com/the-nib/where-college-is-free-f6c33b851b07

 

I'd missed this: AngelList's $35M fund to back founders who want to be angel investors. Founders have 15% carry and can write checks directly (not a given). https://blog.angel.co/introducing-spearhead-an-accelerator-for-angel-investors-and-35m-to-back-them-...

 

It’s really gratifying to see this piece from Roger McNamee, Managing Director of Elevation Partners, and an early investor in Facebook. I couldn’t agree with him more. https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january-february-march-2018/how-to-fix-facebook-before-it-fix...

 

“In other words, an informed public is a necessary condition of democracy, but not a sufficient one.” https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/fighting-fake-news-is-not-the-solution

 

In 2012, new to the Bay Area, I wrote a short novel about the weird world I found myself in. What if the secret sauce was something more terrible than you could ever imagine? It feels more relevant than ever, so here it is publicly for the first time.

https://medium.com/@benwerd/herebe-569324066e9f

 

I wrote a piece about the decisions I'd make if I founded a startup again.

Knowing what I know now, from the founders I work with, my background in startups, and what I’ve learned from working at a values-based accelerator: if I was to do it all again, what choices would I make?

I'm hopeful it will be useful for anyone who's just embarking on this journey.

https://medium.com/@benwerd/founding-a-startup-just-one-more-time-37f7a4b9b22e