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Eric Newcomer – Venture Firms Fret as Y Combinator Soars | Genius
“You—and your references—have to be able to explain to a founder how you're going to help them.” +++ via +++ PS: Don't take money from X bc X give u higher valuation. VC firm is a Services Company as is YC. Pick from who feels best with services and added values. I would even go on to say that giving you money is not the core product value proposition any more in VC world. In a world of ZIRP/NIRP/QE/etc, a world were high net-worth individuals hunt for yield on AngelList and Co. Core Product Value Proposition moved to a the quadrants of people who went through it/domain expertise/network&connections/services to scale faster (from HR/taxes/office/law to finding and getting that guy[s] [plural] with the PhD&Work@ScaleExperience to scale Twitter back-end successfully).
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Travis Kalanick of Uber - TWiST #180 - YouTube
MVP - minimal viable product, test of thesis; they rented a handful of cars with drivers in SF & build little app, the rest is history. make move to not have drivers but enable people to be drivers with income. Uber - elegance, design, ... this is now a brand, a status symbol. +++ on demand lifestyle, making magic happen via technology - employing STEM people. +++ could, because of supply liquidity, deliver, at premium, food to your door. +++ because of their technology, their platform, they either could licence out their problem solving platform (ie demand prediction - people just opening up the app - math is an operational cornerstone) to air transportation and or goods transportation. +++ Travis Kalanick at Startup School 2012 - >> multi-product company - for different budgets. Operations, Scaling - one problem that needed solving, a Playbook for expanding from one city to the next. Changing how u live, over months. not decades, today's age.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: The Changing Nature of Middle Class Work
The economy is changing in structural ways that affect not just the job market but the nature of work itself. If we ask, what is work?, the conventional answer is tasks that somebody will pay us to do. This is true, but it doesn't address why someone is willing to pay us. The answer is to create value. ... [ Skills, not Expertise. ] ...... As technology's ability to replace costly human labor moves from the factory floor to the service sector, the nature of middle class work is changing. [ IBM's company wide Pivot over +10 years from HW to Services and Software Company. With the accompanying downsizing. ] ... Jobs that can be learned in a few hours are prone to being replaced by machines. [...] The protected sectors beset by soaring costs (healthcare, higher education, major weaponry programs, finance, etc.) will undergo the creative destruction of technology-based productivity gains for the reason that they are already unaffordable, not just to households but to the nation.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Die Doping-Studie und ihre Folgen -
Systematisches Doping und Doping Forschung. Einige Koepfe sind immer noch aktiv und decken sich gegenseitig und die die ihre Rente geniessen. + + >> Privat muss man ueber das Zivilrecht gehen. Schadensersatzklagen. + Pound - "Der Sport wird bald in eine Krise geraten" [...] "Schwer zu sagen, was das Fass zum überlaufen bringen wird. Meine Vermutung ist, dass der Sport bald in eine Art Krise geraten wird. Ich denke, wenn die Sponsoren aussteigen, ist es vorbei." + + +
Society  DFB  DLV  Doping-System  West  moral  DOSB  FIFA  groupthink  Politics  Anti-Doping-Law  ethics  cycling  I.O.C.  accountability  doping  Thomas  Bach  transparency  Anti-Doping  Tour  de  France  Doping-System  Ost  Robert  Harting  TdF  UCI  reputation  Anti-Doping-Gesetz  hypocrisy  Sponsoring  morality  Pat  McQuaid  Group  behaviour  stakeholder  Marion  Jones  image  Willi  Daume  Mafia  Jan  Ullrich  corruption  lancearmstrong  Sport  Germany  governance 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Dear Mark Zuckerberg | Dalton Caldwell
I have come to the conclusion that I took this foolhardy risk because the Twitter “platform” was even more of a joke than the Facebook “platform”. As someone that wants to build quality social software, software that doesn’t force users to re-create their friends list, or not use oAuth, etc., I have to endure huge platform risk. Personally speaking, I am resolved to never write another line of code for rotten-to-the-core “platforms” like Facebook or Twitter. Lesson learned.


I believe that future social platforms will behave more like infrastructure, and less like media companies. I believe that a number of smaller, interoperable social platforms with a clear, sustainable business models will usurp you. These future companies will be valued at a small fraction of what Facebook and Twitter currently are. I think that is OK. Platforms are judged by the value generated by their ecosystem, not by the value the platforms directly capture.
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december 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC News - What are the options for reforming the banks?
LIBOR rigging scandal might have been the last straw that broke the camels back. The "Tobacco Moment" of banks.

UK politics and voters now more than willing to separate banks (deposit and traditional lending business - from investment banking, M&A;, prop trading, etc) and end the 'gambling culture' inside with the risk of need of bailing out if everything hits the fan. And return more to the basics of lending and credit.
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july 2012 by asterisk2a
Write-Offs: 03.04.11 Dealbreaker: A Wall Street Tabloid Business News Headlines and Financial Gossip
$$$ “Our industry has a terrible, terrible reputation,” Anthony Scaramucci said as he accepted an award from the Hedge Funds Care charity Thursday night in front of 1,200 of his closest friends and expressed why he believes hedge fund managers should donate to charities. “I don’t care how many PR firms we hire. I don’t care how many lobbyists we hire. The only way we’re going to be able to change that is through our philanthropy,” he told the industry audience, at the annual gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan. [Reuters]
hedgefunds  reputation  wallstreet  philanthropy  PR 
march 2011 by asterisk2a

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