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The great wave off kanagawa by hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” is one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world. Completed in 1831, it’s Hokusai’s most famous work.

“The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai

What you might not know is that it took him nearly 30 years to paint it.....
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Portability and Interoperability

In Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s March 2019 op-ed in the Washington Post calling for federal regulation of technology, he included something that caught some observers by surprise:

Regulation should guarantee the principle of data portability. If you share data with one service, you should be....
12/03 424

I almost sold Baremetrics for $5m

tl;dr In the past 6 months I turned down multiple $3-5m offers and failed to close a $5m sale.

In the past six years of Baremetrics’ existence, I’ve received dozens upon dozens of emails from folks interested in acquiring Baremetrics. When you’rerunning a transparent companythat’s growing, it....
12/03 98

Inside SVPG

This article is a bit different because I want to provide some insight into how SVPG works, and why we have chosen to set up the way we have. I also have some pretty significant news which I’ll share as well, once I’ve provided some context. For those that don’t know, we essentially do two […]
12/02 56

How to Read: Lots of Inputs and a Strong Filter

My reading strategy is to start as many books as I can but finish few of them.

Years ago I heard Charlie Munger say “Most books I don’t read past the first chapter. I’m not burdened by bad books,” and it stuck with me. Reading is a chore if you insist on finishing every book you begin, because....
12/02 193

I Ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's Why You Should Too

Once you realize most things you search for online are boring and obvious, you realize you don't really need Google in your life.
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Stop Obsessing Over Sleep—Your Brain Will Thank You

Worrying about sleep is perhaps the most counterproductive thing you can do, no matter how many gadgets try to tell you otherwise.
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It is tempting to search for the one magic move that will make everything better. A new VP of Sales. A new database layer in your tech stack. A new brand for your company. Moving everything to the cloud. More capital in the business.

But it is rarely one thing that a business needs to succeed.....
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How Overexcited Neurons Might Affect How You Age

New research makes a molecular connection between the brain and aging—and shows that overactive neurons can shorten life span.
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Lux Capital on How Technology Evolves

My partner Lindel pointed me at the Lux Capital 2019 Annual Dinner Talk. I watched it the other day and thought it was one of the best examples of a VC think piece that I’ve seen in a long time.

Lux‘s premise is that technology evolves out of the infinite arms race between deception and its....
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