Michael was more likely to break through his attackers with power and strength,...– Phil Jackson points out the differences, as he sees it, between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in an excerpt from his forthcoming book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. (via nbaoffseason)
It’s about moments in life that are great but don’t last. They don’t go on, but...– Sofia Coppola on Lost In Translation (via stoweboyd)
101 Business Models
judegomila: Selecting the right business model for your business is crucial. In this post I intend to build on some of the work of Fred Wilson and others in the exploration of web and mobile revenue models. I propose there are two major classes to revenue models: trade methods and trade objects. A trade method would be for example, “licensing”, whereas, a trade object would be the “data”. Here...
Donald Knuth on biology and computer science...
There’s millions and millions of unsolved problems. Biology is so digital, and incredibly complicated, but incredibly useful. The trouble with biology is that, if you have to work as a biologist, it’s boring. Your experiments take you three years and then, one night, the electricity goes off and all the things die! You start over. In computers we can create our own worlds. Biologists...
The Gong Show: Unintended Consequence of Debt... →
thegongshow: Frequently seed stage founders ask me my opinion of whether or not they should use a capped debt note structure or an equity structure to finance their company. I strongly believe equity is the right answer, and I have a reserve of 4-5 different reasons why I think equity structure is better for…
As Web Search Goes Mobile, Competitors Chip at... →
Anyone who tells you their rules for a happy marriage doesn’t have one.– Remember Charles Darwin’s timelessly delightful list of the pros and cons of marriage? Adam Gopnik analyzes it for the BBC. (via explore-blog)
reuters: Pinterest shoppers spend $170 per session on average, significantly more than Facebook ($95) or Twitter ($70), according to a Pew research.
Why startups will disrupt commercial real... →
'30 Rock,' race, and identity politics - Grantland →
One More Reason Why the Rajon Rondo Injury is the... →
Lessig Blog, v2: Prosecutor as bully →
lessig: (Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every mixed emotion needs to find voice.) Since his arresting the early morning of January 11, 2011 — two years to the day before Aaron Swartz ended his life — I have known more about the events that began this…
The Sports Guy make his divisional playoffs picks... →
Blake Masters: Judicata: The Path of the Law →
blakemasters: I’m delighted to announce that my startup, Judicata, has raised $2 million from Peter Thiel, David Lee of SV Angel, Keith Rabois, and Box founders Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith.1 Our mission is clear: to build legal research and analytics products that dramatically advance what lawyers can…
Honey, I’m not cool. I was never cool. I didn’t go to college. Every CD I have I...– Homer Simpson This is a can’t-miss episode of The Simpsons. (via popculturebrain)
How To Make The Godfather Pasta Sauce - Instant... →
Insightdatascience.com and @jakeklamka mentioned...
The Insight Data Science Fellows Program, a postdoctoral fellowship designed by Jake Klamka (a high-energy physicist by training), takes scientists from academia and in six weeks prepares them to succeed as data scientists. The program combines mentoring by data experts from local companies (such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn) with exposure to actual big data challenges. Originally...
Mike Bloomberg on State of the Economy Four Years... →
Both parties, and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, have let us down. They have focused on generating headlines in the media, rather than generating headcount in the workplace. They have given us an economy that is shrinking our workforce rather than growing our future. And they have tried to divide America into small single-issue constituencies – pitting one against the other – rather than...
Bijan Sabet: The emergence of "platform first" →
bijan: When it comes to platforms, it has been well understood - the best platforms start out as applications. A platform without a “killer” app, is like a tree falling in the forrest. No one knows and no one cares. As a result platforms are born with “app first” Facebook’s platform, F8, was born…
cdixon tumblr: Party rounds →
cdixon: The phrase “party rounds” refers to financing rounds where there is no lead investor. Instead, lots of investors - often including large VCs - put in $100k each or less. Party rounds have been popular for a few years now, so there is enough history to know how they turn out. For investors,…
"It’s time to put email in its place." →
parislemon: This is the teaser page for Mailbox, a new product by the Orchestra team. I can’t say too much yet, but I’ve seen what they’re up to (we are investors, after all). It’s potentially game changing when it comes to email. And those who follow my email saga closely will know that I would not say that lightly. They have a bit more about the process of evolving from Orchestra to Mailbox...
There is one clear lesson from Digg’s sale: the technology that powered a...– The Big Digg Lesson: A Social Network Is Worth Precisely as Much as Its Community (via courtenaybird)
The Service Patch - NYTimes.com →