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My most favorite math proof ever

Math is beautiful and, sometimes, math becomes even more beautiful with the help of a bit of computer science. My favorite proof of all time combines the two in just such a way. Goal: prove that the cardinality of the … Continue reading

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The rising power of the Google platform

If anyone ever doubted that Google is a platform company, check out the “Google SDK.” I’m putting this in quotes because what you find there is really an aggregation of a bunch of separate projects than a well-thought-out integrated SDK–that … Continue reading

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Eric Ries interview about lean startups

Lean startup meme inventor Eric Ries is in town. He will be at the Lean Startup Circle event on Thursday night. If you are lucky-enough to have gotten a ticket for this, either hold it tight or sell it on … Continue reading

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The pressure of money

In some markets, the presence of even a few players willing to do shady business can have a profound effect on the ecosystem. Advertising, particularly the hard ROI kind, is one of these markets. Here’s what ad networks struggle with—to … Continue reading

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The Cultural Revolution in Boston

Scott Kirsner writes about the cultural revolution in Boston and the evolving ecosystem that supports emerging entrepreneurs. He mentioned a few key resources and contributors. Two more to mention are MITX‘s work in the digital media world and MTLC‘s entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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VDAY.org

Eve Ensler (of Vagina Monologues and VDay) had a moving conversation with Kara Swisher at D7. The topic was the violence against women in the Congo and the corporate social responsibility required to create rape-free products. Go to VDAY.org. Read … Continue reading

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Heading to KinnernetUSA

I’m heading to DC tomorrow for the first KinnernetUSA. Yossi Vardi has been running Kinnernet in Israel for years but I could never make the schedule work with so much travel. Now he hooked up with Jeff Pulver to make … Continue reading

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Keeping your company motivated

Some notes from the CEO roundtable at the Nantucket Conference. Chris Zannetos, CEO, Courion The cuts they made last summer put the company in the bunker and made people lower their expectations. They stopped believing they could go above and … Continue reading

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The beauty of asymmetric relationships

Thoughful post on the difference between symmetric (Facebook) vs. asymmetric (Twitter) relationships, courtesy of Wes @ Plinky. Advantage to Twitter for enabling attention inequality (receiving more attention than you give). Bottom line for me is that edges in the social … Continue reading

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Beyond Bootstrapping Redux

Got hit by the SlideShare April Fool’s joke today that I’ve become a RockStar because one of my presentations has been getting a ton of views in the past 24 hours. I went into my account and, indeed, the Beyond … Continue reading

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