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Most Startups Fail Because

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From  The Code Is Your Enemy “Most startups fail because because not enough people show up on the home page, or people show up but they don’t try the product, or they don’t pay for the product, or it’s too expensive to get them to show up, or they don’t tell their friends to come […]

Software - Programming, Development

We are Greedy. We Want More.

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Julia is a new language for data analysis. From four of the origianl developers – f Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, Viral Shah, and Alan Edelman on why they invented Julia. We are power Matlab users. Some of us are Lisp hackers. Some are Pythonistas, others Rubyists, still others Perl hackers. There are those of us who used Mathematica […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Writing as a Thinking Tool

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This is  fascinating read about a practice at Amazon on using writing to help clear thinking. Writing a memo is an even more important skill to master. “Full sentences are harder to write,” he says. “They have verbs. The paragraphs have topic sentences. There is no way to write a six-page, narratively structured memo and not […]

Emerging Technologies

Paul Graham on Startup Investing Trends

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Paul Graham’s on  Startup Investing Trends I’m going to take a shot at describing where these trends are leading. Let’s start with the most basic question: will the future be better or worse than the past? Will investors, in the aggregate, make more money or less?   I think more. There are multiple forces at […]