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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 2 days ago

Two California brother in-laws, Jason Arriola and Will Regan, teamed up to start a business and now these two Skateboarding dads are living the dream of entrepreneurism. So how did they do it? Tired of always seeing his twin boys' heads bobbing around when they fell asleep in the back ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 2 days ago

“Wear a condom” Actually, that’s what Richard Branson says is the best advice his father gave him. The world’s favourite billionaire’s dad was obviously a wise man too. So what can a homeless guy really learn from Branson? A lot. Then again, it’s fair to say we can probably all ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 3 days ago

Nikola Tesla predicted the development internet-connected smartphones back in 1926: From the inception of the wireless system, I saw that this new art of applied electricity would be of greater benefit to the human race than any other scientific discovery, for it virtually eliminates distance. The majority of the ills ...

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from http://cdixon.org 7 days ago

Jaron Lanier discussing whether machine learning systems like Netflix recommendations, Facebook’s newsfeed, Google search etc are manipulative: There’s no way to tell where the border is between measurement and manipulation in these systems. For instance, if the theory is that you’re getting big data by observing a lot of people ...

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from http://cdixon.org 8 days ago

Kevin Roose recently wrote about the renaissance of podcasting: Sometime around 2009 or 2010, the podcast scene seemed to wither. The stalwarts (“This American Life,” “Radiolab”) stayed around at the top of the iTunes charts, but there wasn’t much else happening. Download numbers fell. Interest waned. People moved on to ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 14 days ago

Socrates’ complaints about writing included “Writing removes the need to remember”. He meant that a prosthetic brace on a healthy limb will induce withering. On the other hand, if we think of new technologies as amplifiers that add or multiply to what we already have rather than replacing them—then we ...

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from http://cdixon.org 25 days ago

Benedict Evans has a new presentation about the explosive growth of internet-connected smartphones. By 2020, 80% of adults on earth will have a smartphone: And each of those phones is equivalent to what we used to call a supercomputer: As Fraiser Speirs tweeted: “I wanted a flying car and all ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 33 days ago

It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable. To begin with, it usually seems unreasonable. It seems the height of unreason to suppose the earth was round instead of flat, or that it moved instead of the sun, or that objects required a force to stop them when ...

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from http://cdixon.org 33 days ago

A lot of the best tech startups are ideas that have been around for years but the time is finally right. — Chris Dixon (@cdixon) October 15, 2014 Some people get jaded. "We tried X years ago" and summarily dismiss. But then eventually the time is right and it works. ...

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from http://cdixon.org 33 days ago

Great idea from Brian Armstrong of Coinbase: 1/ Seems like there should be a standard protocol for machines to negotiate bitcoin payments for resources. 2/ Examples could be getting access to wifi hot spots, your car finding charging stations, mesh networks (net taker/giver). 3/ Devices could be like vending machines, ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 33 days ago

My audience knows I usually talk to successful entrepreneurs to find out how they built their businesses. And they’re usually tech entrepreneurs who built software. But I also want to bring on people who teach because I think the legacy that teachers leave is one that will long outlast them. ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 33 days ago

After this interview, I bought my wife a beautiful Raven + Lily necklace that’s made out of discarded bullets. It was created by Ethiopian women who were ostracized by their communities because they have HIV/AIDS. When Raven + Lily’s founder, Kirsten Dickerson, saw the quality of beads the women made ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 33 days ago

I’ve got a Mixergy fan on here who I have been emailing for years. I just discovered some of his old emails in my inbox and thought his story is worthy of studying. His name is Conrad Egusa. He’s the founder of Publicize, a PR company that works for startups ...

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from http://www.chiefhomeofficer.com/ 39 days ago

Anyone who’s followed this home office, home-based business and road warrior / teleworker blog knows the Chief Home Officer has gone hardcore minimalist in recent years. The laptop bag went from carrying every possible tech accessory to a pared-down, Spartan approach that reduces clutter, weight and mental detritus. That’s even ...

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from http://www.chiefhomeofficer.com/ 39 days ago

If you were headed out to an event where provisions are a great unknown, what necessities would you deem essential? Clothing, a few toiletries, food and drink – even spirits. Of course. What about electricity? In modern culture, where the smart phone is as important to many as having access ...

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