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Skills you need to get product/market fit, all in a line < Francis is
There are analogies (homomorphisms, if you know your maths) between the roles, as if the product/market fit boundary were an Alice in Wonderland mirror.

Alice's mirror

Hacker (doing all to make tech work) is the mirror of Hustler (doing all to make a deal work)
Developers claim they have time to code everything, Salesmen claim they have time to sell to everyone
Geeks tell you too much about particular tech, Salesmen tell you too much about particular deals
Making (what product people do) in the mirror is Meaning (what marketing people do)
hr  people 
february 2014 by gnat
When Dickens met Dostoevsky | TLS
Uncovering a literary fraud. Rather long. Stories!
This unique method of dissemination has had unexpected consequences in the digital age. Nenner’s contribution has no place in the Wiley digital library for History, where McGovern’s article continues to be available. Some libraries, including Swarthmore College’s, never gummed in the pages. Others, including those at Princeton and the University of Virginia, followed the journal’s suggestion, with the result that McGovern’s contribution was rendered inaccessible to anyone interested in the history of the journal itself.)
literature  books  history  people 
april 2013 by gnat
Google People Operations: The secrets of the world’s most scientific human resources department. - Slate Magazine
“We make thousands of people decisions every day—who we should hire, how much we should pay them, who we should promote, who we should let go of,” says Prasad Setty, who heads POPS’ “people analytics” group. “What we try to do is bring the same level of rigor to people decisions that we do to engineering decisions. Our mission is to have all people decisions be informed by data.”
culture  google  management  people 
february 2013 by gnat
2012. Hard Lessons Learned. | Ben Milne
"Feedback with no context is a bullet into a dark room full people. I don’t see how it ends well."
also
"When in doubt, ship."
business  people  startup 
january 2013 by gnat
Meth Labs and Dead Dogs: How the Founder of McAfee Antivirus Went on the Run in Belize | Gizmodo UK
a 66 year old man in bed with a 17 year old woman? not at all icky, oh no.
people 
may 2012 by gnat
Ten questions on Jane Austen | Books | The Guardian
Questions showing culture and mores of the time
books  people  history 
may 2012 by gnat
The Six Degrees of Bacon - Boing Boing
Sir Francis Bacon ... viz the history of science
science  history  people 
may 2012 by gnat
Use what strength you have — The Endeavour
Nor, again, do I now miss the bodily strength of a young man … any more than as a young man I missed the strength of a bull or an elephant. You should use what you have, and whatever you may chance to be doing, do it with all your might.
history  people  quotes 
december 2011 by gnat
Rider on the Storm • Damn Interesting
parachuted through cumulo-nimbus and lived
science  weather  people  history 
october 2011 by gnat
"Confessions of a Juggler" by Tina Fey - Bloop Blip Bleep Blop
the definition of “crazy” in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to fuck her anymore.
funny  people  life  parenting 
march 2011 by gnat
‘The Diary’ at the Morgan Library - Review - NYTimes.com
sections of Sir Walter Scott’s journal that show his gradual loss of language after a series of strokes.

“I am not the man that I was,” he writes. “The plough is coming to the end of the furrow.”
books  people  history  quotes 
january 2011 by gnat
Sir John Maddox and science journalism | The nature of Nature | The Economist
However, the craziest person in the building is no longer the editor, and staff need no longer feel obliged to restrain him, says Alun Anderson.
people  history  books  science 
may 2009 by gnat
The life of Cornelius Vanderbilt | Bare-knuckled capitalism | The Economist
When he died eight years later, his $100m estate was worth more than a tenth of every dollar in circulation at the time.
books  people  history 
april 2009 by gnat
Charlotte Badger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
first female settler in NZ: mutineer and pirate
nz  history  people 
march 2009 by gnat
Twitter Celebrities
I follow @stephenfry and @neilgaiman
twitter  people  socal 
february 2009 by gnat
The Transom Review: Ira Glass
oh so much Ira Glass thoughtful storytelling goodness. can we just make this man the nation's Chief Awesome Officer and be done with it?
media  journalism  people  radio 
january 2009 by gnat
PeteSearch: Who are the email innovators?
the people doing interesting things in email
business  email  people  startup 
january 2009 by gnat
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Profile: Terry Pratchett
two video clips. So good to see him again. Takes me back to the early 90s and the Discworld convention in Auckland, which he attended. It's reassuring to see his eloquence and sense of humour undimmed.
books  brain  people 
january 2009 by gnat
Dean Kamen: part man, part machine - Telegraph
Fascinating story about Dean Kamen, inventor. I love the anecdote about his business getting big when he was in college, so he sent away his family on a cruise, jacked up the house, expanded the basement, and put in a new patio over the crane-lowered hardware, all in time for their return.
people  innovation  science 
october 2008 by gnat
www.daork.net
Nathan Ward, ipv6, Teredo, Tui.
people  blog  nz  kiwifoo 
october 2008 by gnat
anab jain
"Anab Jain is educated in India, Vienna and London, with a masters in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art. She is interested in exploring the implications of emerging technologies in our everyday lives through a people-centered approach to design"
design  ubicomp  microsoft  nokia  people  england 
october 2008 by gnat
The sapphire mines of Madagascar - The Big Picture - Boston.com
The pictures are interesting, but there's a link to a Google Maps view of the place. The pockmarks are incredible.
photos  people  mining  africa 
october 2008 by gnat
Nasty as they wanna be? Policing Flickr.com
article on Heather Champ and the delicate nature of community policing in Flickr
people  management  flickr  community 
september 2008 by gnat
FORTUNE: How I Work
fascinating short pieces by CEOs and other high-up people about how they work: hours, where, email or voicemail, principles for time management, etc. Common theme: painfully long hours. It appears to be the price of excessive success.
life  management  people 
august 2008 by gnat
open...: A New Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation
"Sir John Sulston...won a Nobel Prize for his work on nematode worms/apoptosis, and seems certain to share another for his work on the Human Genome Project...lead the forces that kept the human genome free/unpatented think of him as the RMS of the genome"
open  bio  opensource  people 
july 2008 by gnat
Will the future really look like "Minority Report"? - Salon.com
John Underkoffler interviewed about Minority Report tech
multitouch  ui  people  media 
february 2008 by gnat
getting older (18 February, 2008, Interconnected)
"my lightcone is two weeks away from Gamma Pavonis and some weeks ago enveloped its 45th star, Kappa-1 Ceti."
people 
february 2008 by gnat
The Colbert Bump in Amazon Data » Data Wrangling Blog
appearance on Colbert Report triggers surge in Amazon sales. Duh.
amazon  people  books 
february 2008 by gnat
BBC NEWS | UK | England | Tyne | 'Curry Hell' restaurant boss dies
"curry hell", free to any customer who could finish it. Viz personality.
people 
february 2008 by gnat
Motorlab - People
brain machine interfaces
ui  brain  research  people 
november 2007 by gnat
Q&A: Will Wright, creator of the Sims | Technology | Guardian Unlimited
My first game was a shoot 'em up, but when I designed it I found that creating the world I was going to blow up was more interesting than blowing it up – that's where I came to Sim City.
people  gaming  quotes 
november 2007 by gnat
Andy Grove: Rich, Famous, Smart and Wrong. In the Pipeline:
Semiconductors are <50 years old, naturally there's rapid improvement. In the first 50 years of medical treatment science we got antibiotics and epidemiology, huge advances. Bio is more mature than semiconductors. Andy Grove is wronger than wrong.
medicine  bio  research  hardware  people 
november 2007 by gnat
PJW's Face
Peter Weinberger's face as art. His was one of the first digital faces at ATT and found its way into many things.
unix  history  people  art 
august 2007 by gnat
Otago Philosophy - Alan Musgrave
Chief interests are the theory of knowledge and the history and philosophy of science. His book Common Sense, Science, and Scepticism forms the basis of the introductory course in epistemology. He has recently published Essays on Realism and Rationalism.
kiwifoo  people  philosophy  science  atheism 
july 2007 by gnat
Cristian S. Calude's Website
algorithmic information theory, randomness and quantum computing
kiwifoo  people  cs 
july 2007 by gnat
Dr Derek Browne - People - Philosophy and Religious Studies - University of Canterbury - New Zealand
He is currently working on two projects: a book on evolutionary theories in psychology, and an introduction to cognitive science through the study of animal psychology.
kiwifoo  people  philosophy  cognition  evolution 
july 2007 by gnat
Victoria Beckham show ripped, barely watched - CNN.com
I remember when she was on The Daily Show. "Dour humourless troll" about sums it up. I wouldn't cross the road to piss on her if she were on fire, eyeballs being pecked out by seagulls.
people  media 
july 2007 by gnat
Jane McGonigal in Salon
article about Foo and game designer
people  gaming 
july 2007 by gnat
Richard Feynman and the Connection Machine
Wonderful stories about Richard Feynman working at Thinking Machines from the very start.
computing  history  physics  people 
july 2007 by gnat
Homepage of ARNAB CHATTERJEE
field-pulse induced magnetization reversal transition. econophysics, modeling closed economy with agents. scale free and small world networking.
energy  people 
may 2007 by gnat
gladwell dot com - blowing up
fascinating article about trading philosophies: niederhoffer who bets conventionally on small incremental gains, and taleb who makes small bets on unusual circumstances. niederhoffer gets feedback but periodically loses it all on surprises.
economics  finance  markets  people  psychology 
april 2007 by gnat
ASCII by Jason Scott: You've Ruined Everything
Hey look, it's perl5-porters. And every other online group I've been a part of ...
social  people 
february 2007 by gnat
Interview with “Switcher Girl” Ellen Feiss
made a movie in France, starting college, fame sucked
mac  people 
january 2007 by gnat
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