Apr 24
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In the consumer internet, many of the most interesting technology platforms are, at their core, networks.
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I think if I had a Yelp page, it would have some pretty great reviews.

one of the many thing that upsets me is the fact that weed is illegal in most of the US

Your Friendly Neighborhood Drug Dealer - The Atlantic (via davehyndman)

(via davehyndman)

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reblog of the week goes to Luke because i needed some ASAP this morning

luke-h:

No Rest For The Wicked - Lykke Li Feat. A$AP Rocky

Lykke gets A$AP to help her crank this track up a few notches.  Nice.

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The research reported in this book … shows that in the cases of well-managed firms… . good management was the most powerful reason they failed to stay atop their industries. Precisely because these firms listened to their customers, invested aggressively in new technologies that would provide their customers more and better products of the sort they wanted, and because they carefully studied market trends and systematically allocated investment capital to innovations that promised the best returns, they lost their positions of leadership.

What this implies at a deeper level is that many of what are now widely accepted principles of good management are, in fact, only situationally appropriate. There are times at which it is right not to listen to customers, right to invest in developing lower-performance products that promise lower margins, and right to aggressively pursue small, rather than substantial, markets. This book derives a set of rules, from carefully designed research and analysis of innovative successes and failures in the disk drive and other industries, that managers can use to judge when the widely accepted principles of good management should be followed and when alternative principles are appropriate.

— From the intro to Clayton Christensen’s Innovator’s Dilemma, which remains an incredibly provocative read after all these years. (via chaddickerson)
Apr 23
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i like this new song from vacationer

Apr 22
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i did a talk at Techstars today. the founder of a company called Hullabalu drew this and sent it to me.

i did a talk at Techstars today. the founder of a company called Hullabalu drew this and sent it to me.

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Berg’n 899 Bergen St., nr. Franklin Ave.; 718-857-2337
The beer hall and food court, built inside a single-story, 9,000-square-foot former garage, was conceived as bait for prospective tenants of the abutting property, 1000 Dean Street, a conversion of a onetime Studebaker service center into commercial space for Brooklyn’s “creative class.” Four Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg veterans, whose rents are based on revenue, will operate from subway-tiled stations at the eastern edge of the skylit, brick-walled space.
— The Gotham Gal and I are investors in this new beer hall in Crown Heights. Looking forward to seeing it open this spring.
Preview: A Tasty Blueprint for Bergen Street — Grub Street New York
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reminds me of pavement

Apr 21
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david-noel:

SoundCloud’s soon-to-be new HQ on the historic site of the Berlin Wall Memorial. (at Factory)

david-noel:

SoundCloud’s soon-to-be new HQ on the historic site of the Berlin Wall Memorial. (at Factory)

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The comparison is unfair. But it’s also relevant.
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