10,000-Year Technology

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This post was co-written with Matt Sparks. Iconic science fiction author William Gibson dreams up futuristic worlds where the characters still wear denim jeans and t-shirts. While this possibility seems counterintuitive for novels set in the distant future, it’s not entirely far-fetched. Why would people still be wearing fashion first designed and patented between the […]

A New Approach to Problem-Solving

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If we built teams and companies with people from diverse educational backgrounds, from the Humanities to the Sciences, we could solve the toughest problems we face as a society, such as climate change and gender equity. But before we can tackle these challenges, we, as a society need to change the way we value and […]

JG Notes: We Are Legion (We Are Bob), For We Are Many, and All These Worlds by Dennis E. Taylor

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The Bobiverse Trilogy by Dennis E. Taylor includes We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse Book 1), For We Are Many, (Bobiverse Book 2) and All These Worlds (Bobiverse Book 3). The trilogy is a fun series, especially if you appreciate the engineering thought process, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, and space exploration. I found […]

JG Notes: Keep Going by Austin Kleon

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“Keep doing your verbs, whatever they may be.” Austin Kleon in Keep Going I had the pleasure of seeing Austin Kleon with Debbie Millman at SXSW a couple weeks ago and decided to purchase and read his latest book, Keep Going. (The talk was fantastic and we even received a drawing/signature from Austin beforehand – […]

Outsourcing the Wrong Task

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Have you outsourced the wrong task in your startup? I’d like to share a story with you to help you find out. But, before I do, I’d like to preface it with a quote I read a couple months ago in the FAQ section of Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday. At the time, I […]

Emerging Theme at SXSW 2019: Are We Solving for the Real Problem?

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“Sometimes the deepest questions are the simplest questions.” Safi Bahcall during his SXSW 2019 presentation, LOONSHOTS: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Transform Industries We’ve been told that product/market fit is one of the most important steps for any business, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. If the market doesn’t want your product, your […]