Photo of my Grandfather, Jack Shapiro - in Shapiro Bros. Grocery in Washington D.C.
One of the most important things about a person or organization is its roots.
The roots are the central source of life.
For a tree or…
Somewhere I never thought I’d find myself. Waist deep in a dead flat lake in Basque country, staring at a tiny patch of water about 15 metres away. The anticipation is intense. I’m waiting for a small lump of water to materialise and head my way. Turning and paddling for the lump, it now sounds…
Most importantly, Bitcoin offers an open API to create secure, scriptable e-cash transactions. Just as the web democratized publishing and development, Bitcoin can democratize building new financial services.
If you master the taper, you’ll be fresh for whatever comes next—whether it’s running 20 miles or giving a presentation.
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Every online marketplace expert will tell you: start with supply. It makes sense. If a new shop opens and there is nothing to buy in it, a customer is just going to leave — and probably won’t…
I overheard a team of startup founders pitching their company to a venture associate at a coffee shop this week. I didn’t listen for long because I felt bad, but one thing that jumped out at me, even over my headphones, was that the associate was doing most of the talking, which got me thinking.
Remember the Google IPO?
They raised “e” billion dollars.
The reverse Dutch auction (that hardly any retail investors qualified for… And spooked institutions… So it flopped)
The constant Monday-morning quarterbacking that ended up be irrelevant to their long term success.
That was crazy.