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Mountain cabin in Futaleufu, Chile.
Built with only a hammer and hand saw, 100% off-grid with solar and hydropower.
Submitted by Jon Clark.
Congratulations to the New Yorker contributors Junot Díaz and Dinaw Mengestu on being awarded MacArthur “genius” grants this week. Díaz has published thirteen stories in the magazine, and Mengestu was included in 20 Under 40, The New Yorker’s 2010 selection of young fiction writers. Here are links to stories we’ve run by these two distinguished writers, along with Q. & A.s they’ve done with their editors about their work.
Photographs courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
In 2005, Rebecca Tomsyck left her psychiatrist practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, and joined the Army. She was 53.
“In Iraq we were mortared an awful lot, but I wasn’t afraid because I came to realize that I had zero control over what happened. Once I recognized that, there was an element of peace that accompanied that. I got to that place pretty quickly in Iraq, and I recreated it pretty quickly in Afghanistan.”
Another Gem from Paul Graham on Growth and Start-ups.. really fantastic
Fantastic Piece and perspective on VC equity and employee equity.
Nick Offerman performs bacon slam poetry
Your dad partied harder than you ever will and he’s got the gapped-grin to prove it. In the whiskey-blurred memories of parties past, one liquor-filled legend raged harder than even god thought possible - your dad. He was a cyclone of drunken destruction that engulfed innocent bystanders into his vortex of debauchery. Going out with him was like stepping into a strip club that was inside a cocaine-dance party that was on a speeding train that crashed into a brewery where Mike Tyson was practicing assault.
So hipsters, when you’re drunk screaming yolo before doing something you’ll regret when you’re sitting in the hospital, remember this…
Your dad pre-gamed harder than you party.
Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the book Dads are the Original Hipsters yo!
The Galaxy III became a huge success because of Samsung’s strong portfolio in Brazil, India, Indonesia and China. What’s fascinating about Apple is its refusal to get aggressive in emerging markets. They basically ceded the crown to Samsung.
excellent piece in the NYT on Apple vs Samsung and iOS vs Android
Paul Singh on #Moneyball4Startups
Great set of Slides from Dave McClure on VC Evolution
On a presentation kick right now
Amazing guide to NYTech by Steve Schlafman of Lerer Ventures