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executive / founder logic is all about reductionism — you have tiny scraps of comparative resource to spread around versus the Goliaths you’re competing with, typically. So, you tend to err on the side of Sweeping Fucking Overgeneralizations… [gimme a dolla bill for mah troubles!]
… because you simply have need of doing lots of impossible things super quickly without pause which, mind you, is not a pace that actual human beings can sustain. Yet we persist in the soaking of our mutual delusion — our collective dreaming of the impossible dream — our building of ever perilous skyscrapers and precarious Towers of Babel on top of all the quicksand shifting beneath us.
by doctor paradox · March 2, 2015
Like startups, people have pivots too — and it’s time for me to make one. It has been two and a half insanely good-filled years back for a second tour of duty at Engadget and AOL after my initial 3-year stint Back In The Proverbial Day, and I learned a ton and got a chance to do some really amazing things, which in modern parlance may perhaps best be relayed listicle style:
Top 10 Things I Did Whilst Working at Engadget v.2
Created a new consumer technology event experience from the ground up and watched it come to life on the faces of 10,000 people. Each Expand was better than the last, and I got a thorough dunking in events production with the help of the crackshot team that also puts on Disrupt. But mostly with help from Kim Murphy.
Rebooted the (acquired) gdgt Live event series as Engadget Live in 2014, hitting 4 new markets for the Engadget brand and touring to a packed house each time in Austin, Seattle, Boston, and LA.
Developed a ...
by doctor paradox · October 24, 2014
Could be a great platform for outsourcing routine bench work nobody wants to do, provide good jobs to a new sector of lab assistants, and help researchers get access to expertise, skills, or equipment they might not have. There could be a lot of cost savings to be had in engaging a service vs. investing in a new piece of equipment for the lab infrastructure, not to mention having to hire a person to run it (and use maintenance resources).
AWS For Life Science? With $4.1M In The Bank, Transcriptic Wants To Reinvent Scientific Research And Bring Labs Into The Cloud | TechCrunch.
p.s. there should also be an Assembly for science
by doctor paradox · October 11, 2012
Touting “Reading above all," new NYC-based startup Oyster aims to be a sort of Spotify for mobile reading. The subscription-based service will offer unlimited access to a growing library of titles for an undisclosed price.
Backed by a $3 million funding round led by Facebook investor Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, the company isn’t showing off its actual product yet — but you can sign up for beta access whenever it becomes available.
For avid readers who enjoy consuming books on the go, this could be an exciting new startup to watch — although exactly how exciting will depend on the strength of its catalogue and the competitiveness of its pricing.
[via Fast Company]