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Some thoughts on finding a technical cofounder (or evaluating a non-technical one). https://words.werd.io/searching-for-a-technical-cofounder-7ffd401c04b4

 

TBH is kind of a sweet idea: https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/22/tbh-app/

 

Decentralization communities were completely right about the danger of centralized services as the place where we get and share information.

 
 

"Without Facebook, we wouldn't have won." Deeply insightful short clip on how Trump's digital campaign was run. https://twitter.com/JamieJBartlett/status/896794978072092672

 

The Texas Startup Manifesto. I love this - but a much higher concentration of sophisticated investors are required. https://austinstartups.com/the-texas-startup-manifesto-42f06f2a7075

 
 

"Nice people made the best Nazis." Now is not the time to remain silent. http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2016/11/17/the-post-election-case-for-speaking-out-naomi-shulman

 
 

I'm really loving my friends' web show, filled with independent music recorded in their studio in Portland. https://youtu.be/O50Lzqq5CNU

 

This isn't about Google. A quick glance at Blind shows this is in the woodwork everywhere in Silicon Valley. https://motherboard.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/kzbm4a/employees-anti-diversity-manifesto-goes-intern...

 

"Companies that limit decision making authority strictly do so at their peril  & they drive away their best talent." https://m.signalvnoise.com/i-do-whatever-i-want-at-work-and-i-havent-been-fired-yet-7aae85aa3586

 

"My job as an investor is to actively partner with and serve founders." Yes. https://medium.com/@schlaf/venture-investments-are-not-bets-83d5ae84fb8e

 
 

Finally deleted Swarm. Kind of done with deliberately leaving a footprint telling everyone where I am.

 

H2O is an open platform for sharing and remixing open course materials. https://h2o.law.harvard.edu/

 

Have a Roomba? It's been mapping your home and it's going to be selling that data. In other news, fuck everything. https://gizmodo.com/roombas-next-big-step-is-selling-maps-of-your-home-to-t-1797187829

 

We're "steeped in a culture telling us to think of ourselves as self-reliant instead of interdependent." It's a con: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2017/jul/17/neoliberalism-has-conned-us-into-figh...

 

The Big Sick is such a lovely movie. I laughed and cried. Romantic and hilarious. Worth catching in the theater if you haven't yet.

 

Greedily reading through these stories (and thinking about one of my own). https://seat14c.com/future_ideas

 

This simply isn't how life should be. A sad story, and a warning. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/15/business/lawyers-addiction-mental-health.html

 

The more we think of the human body as an ecosystem, the more we may be able to cure. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/opinion/sunday/alzheimers-cure-south-america.html?referer=http...

 

If the US wanted to be more like the Netherlands, that would be okay with me, too. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/07/us-worst-health-care-commonwealth-2017-report/533...

 

Actual healthcare outcomes put the UK 10th - still above the US, where healthcare is a brutal, market-based system. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/40608253

 
 
 

A reasonable theory. Now, if we can convince the American public to be less obsessed with war and the military ... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world-0/alibaba-founder-jack-ma-has-a-brutal-theory-of-how-america...

 
 

I just set myself a new challenge. http://seat14c.com/

 

The proof just gets stronger and stronger. Although, always remember: a bunch of people really voted for this joker. https://thinkprogress.org/amp/p/5a2a952f5690