The best TOS episode is “City on the Edge of Forever,” and TNG raised the ante with ‘Tapestry.” The latter actually has a lot to offer an entrepreneur, and is packed with Picard badassery. I look forward to seeing what you see in these.
YES! ABF, baby. Speaking as an A-round investor, we want to meet you before you need to meet us. And we can’t meet you if we never heard of you.
There’s a fine line between “stealth mode” and “nobody gives a shit.” Absent evidence to the contrary, we will start by assuming the latter.
Startup teams should also remember Unicorns can be dangerous. Raising gobs of money at high valuation results in a business with gobs of preference in front of the common shares, not to mention painful tax consequences for anyone not in a position to buy their options up front. From afar the unicorn is lovely, magical, mythic. Up close, it’s a…
Totally agree. And show me a housing problem, I’ll show you a public transit problem. It feels like the place we get tripped up is less whether we need to spend more on transportation infrastructure, and more how, specifically, we can do so well. Our systems of management and oversight seem so hopelessly byzantine we need to real leadership to make…
Intriguing. I buy your premise here, and not so coincidently find myself spending more time in a GroupMe of close college friends than on Facebook lately. But is the process overhead and (inevitable) noise required to scale that model as you say really worth it? Would have to see.
Been feeling this for a while now, well said. I’d also mention Drift et al as part of this trend… as a generation of messaging-first communicators replaces a generation of email-first communicators, it may be that conversation becomes the new content.