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What happens when a whale dies.

What happens when a whale dies.

I’ve always found whales to be really endearing. In elementary school, my teacher told me that whales were among our closest animal brethren in the seas. They also live for about 50-75 years, and, according to¬†Wikipedia, can teach, learn, cooperate, scheme, and even grieve. Those majestic creatures swim through the ocean, from place to place....
Art vs Product: The creativity motivation spectrum

Art vs Product: The creativity motivation spectrum

Right now I’m in a weird state of my career development. I’m not riding a rocket of momentum as I have in past ventures, but instead am finding myself evaluating opportunities and work with a more measured approach. I’ve got an idea of what I’d like to do for my next startup, specifically dealing with...
Open forum: Who are you, anyway?

Open forum: Who are you, anyway?

So Paul is out for a few days… the guy just made the big leap and got married. Rather than leave this space blank, I’m going to step in to rock the mic. Just out of curiosity sake, I’d love it if you’d jump in the comments of this post and leave a comment with...
Hopelessly perfect: Why it's smart to work at a no-shot startup

Hopelessly perfect: Why it’s smart to work at a no-shot startup

Think about the promise of the Valley. Rampant hiring. Early-stage capital freely flowing to countless companies. Catered lunches and dinners. Worthy engineers treated like royalty (or worse, ninja / pirate / rockstars). While some companies do fit the Valley pipe-dream, we think there are many more startups who don’t have a shot at VCs, the...