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    • The New York Times Company | Erin Griffith | 4/1/20 | 8 min
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      aleph4 months ago
      1. Laying non essential people it’s an obvious measure but, why in hell did you have those people hired anyway? Because they had money from VC’s who as the article says did not care much it was well spent. This is again a sign that there is something deeply wrong with the risk/capitalization model that Silicon Valley loves and now is suffering.
      2. I’ve been reading “Pour your heart into it” by the previous CEO of Starbucks. He says that companies, especially those with fixed costs like Starbucks, can only grow at a fast pace like them did with investment, excellent execution and a bit of luck. Is there another way.
      3. Could this be a call for startups to grow in a slow but sustainable way? Companies like Doist and Basecamp insist in this type of growth.
      1. Update (4/5/2020):
        1. Laying non essential people it’s an obvious measure but, why in hell did you have those people hired anyway? Because they had money from VC’s who as the article says did not care much it was well spent. This is again a sign that there is something deeply wrong with the risk/capitalization model that Silicon Valley loves and now is suffering.
        2. I’ve been reading “Pour your heart into it” by the previous CEO of Starbucks. He says that companies, especially those with fixed costs like Starbucks, can only grow at a fast pace like them did with investment, excellent execution and a bit of luck. Is there another way? Getting funded is not bad per se, but maybe the pressure from investors makes you invest too much too quickly which is dangerous in itself but it becomes deathly when shit blows up like with the coronavirus.
        3. Could this be a call for startups to grow in a slow but sustainable way? Companies like Doist and Basecamp insist in this type of growth. I hope my Company (Arjé Coffee) and ReadUp follow the same path.
    • The Guardian | John Naughton | 1/20/19 | 23 min
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      aleph4 months ago

      For everyone reading this: try to be self aware and help others become so too.

    • gizmodo.com | Joel Johnson | 1/6/11 | 23 min
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      aleph4 months ago
    • The Atlantic | Olga Khazan | 3/16/20 | 8 min
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      aleph4 months ago
    • gizmodo.com | Victoria Song | 3/24/20 | 17 min
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      aleph4 months ago

      Where do we draw the line in which X as a service becomes ridiculous? As a saving millennial in his early 20’s, car as a service makes sense. I do not want a car. Sander and Airbnb were planning to launch housing as a service. Would you pay for that?

    • The Atlantic | Kaitlyn Tiffany | 3/17/20 | 7 min
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      aleph4 months ago
    • aleph4 months ago

      It might be an incomplete picture, but we are already working with it and getting good results. Humans (intelligent ones at least) excel in decision making while not having all possible data. This researcher is ranting about it but not proposing solutions in the near term. We don’t know what is going to happen, but again, me have never known and will never know

    • Financial Times | Yuval Noah Harari | 3/20/20 | 15 min
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      aleph4 months ago

      One of the things you have to consider is how governments might use is extreme Nationalism in order to join people towards a common goal. This could also lead to extremism and xenophobia. It is somewhat happening here in Colombia at least

    • Vulture | Molly Young | 2/20/20 | 22 min
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      aleph5 months ago

      I saw this phenomena a couple of days ago while talking to a group of friends some of which are out of the tech world. They kept making faces when some of us used garbage language. Let's be more conscious about this!

    • Vice | Jelisa Castrodale | 3/4/20 | 2 min
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      aleph5 months ago

      My mother in law loves succulents!

    • washingtonpost | Carl Goldman | 2/28/20 | 6 min
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      aleph5 months ago
    • blog.readup.com | Bill Loundy | 1/26/20 | 1 min
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      aleph5 months ago

      Hi! I'm in startup school too. My website is arjecoffee.co. We send you delicious and variate coffee to your home on demand. Hopefully we will have numbers like your soon!

      1. Update (3/4/2020):

        like yours*

    • Quartz | Khe Hy | 3/3/20 | 10 min
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      aleph5 months ago

      Although this only applies to the U.S, that 4% proxy to know when you have enough to retire is pretty useful. I will try to launch a similar thing here in Colombia, as a website where people can put their data in and get a number of years as result of a similar rule.

    • Quartz | Khe Hy | 3/3/20 | 7 min
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      aleph5 months ago

      Back in 2014 I wrote an essay on how Reddit is opening up gates to a certain knowledge is not available elsewhere. This article has the same thesis but focused on money.

    • capwatkins.com | Cap Watkins | 3 min
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      aleph5 months ago

      Do people actually keep count of this social currency of "letting it go"? I think I could do it, but it would be hard. Any thoughts on this?

    • The Verge | Bijan Stephen | 2/21/20 | 6 min
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      aleph5 months ago

      It is very interesting how these language models are evolving. Creative thinking can be somewhat emulated, no only in writing as the article exemplifies, but also in art and sounds. Hopefully in the future we will still be able to distinguish human talent from machine emulation.