From: 2017

The Era of Lifelong Learning

I really liked this piece by Ben Sasse on ‘The Challenge of Our Disruptive Era‘. I generally skim through the worrying and pessimism as it affects the dosage of meds I need to get through the day. This paragraph nails it: The rise of suburbia and exurbia, and the hollowing out of mediating institutions, is …

The Boulder Energy

I had a fantastic day in Boulder.  Here I am with my friend Jud who I mentioned yesterday founded Gnip (it will be if not already is the most important part of Twitter). Though our heads may be the same size his brain is way bigger.  I sat in this spot for a few meetings …

Off to Techstars Boulder

I am in Boulder for the day tomorrow seeing friends and catching a Techstars demo day. Way back in August, 2008 I headed to Boulder on an invite from Brad Feld to visit with Techstars. That blog post was so long ago that Techstars was still a .org. It turns out that Boulder had more …

Voice…The Final Frontier

A lot of people are feeling pretty sure about the future these days. Amazon is over $900/share. Tesla passed $300/share. Chipotles stock is going up again. Retail is in total meltdown. As overpriced as the momentum favorites seem to be (to the upside and downside), the catalyst for their future success might just be getting …

Quant Chaos and the Rise of Mood Experts

I see, read AND hear about quants, AI and machines taking over the world all day…but it does not scare this knucklehead: I'm going to have to buy 5-10,000 of these to pass around to our buddies in the #MSM. In the meantime I'll model it for them😂. #yourewelcome pic.twitter.com/Hnn3Z5Pspm — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) …

Road Biking Scare

I have been on the road way too much this year and am trying to stay off a plane for a few months. More dangerous than flying though are my miles on the bike. According to Strava I have rode 698 miles this year. My goal is 3,000. Today I had a few asshats and …