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Having grandma’s kitchen and recipes doesn’t mean you can reproduce her cooking. Practical experience and unwritten knowledge are important components in how science advances and how companies operate.

Simple, Not Easy

Pierogies are a simple food. The dough has four ingredients: flour, butter, egg, and salt. The filling has five: potatoes, onions, butter…

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I expect free tiers for every new service. I didn’t know I had this expectation until I was outraged when met with “pay to play” services. Outrageous isn’t it? How dare they charge me for something without even giving me a taste! …

No Mercy No Malice

I didn’t anticipate how much I’d appreciate a @Jack of fewer trades. Key to progress is class traitors: Generals warning of a military-industrial complex, product managers who narc on mendacious management, and tech leaders who violate the Silicon Valley code of the white guy — never criticize each other or…

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the fire nation attacked

Imane Anys (Pokimane) tweeted this out a few days ago after receiving a DMCA takedown notice. Twitch caught her live streaming an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender to her 20,000 viewers and consequently hit her with a 48-hour ban.

She is just one of many…

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Competition in the business world is a funny thing. In business, the prevailing thought is to be ruthless, to have the end goal of absolute market share. You want a prospective customer to only think of your product when making their next purchase. When an executive at Coca-Cola thinks about…

The periods following crises have been some of the most prosperous in history, often catalyzing bold investments in science, former enemies, and the comity of man. So, with a 2021 cocktail that included a pandemic and an insurrection, I’m expecting Champagne and cocaine for a good decade.

#SquadGoals

A cornerstone…

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The Theranos verdict seems to be a judgment against ‘fake it ’til you make it’, a core tenet of startup culture: it’s prompted founders and incubators to make gloomy and panicked pronouncements about the death of innovation. But Theranos’s error was really to conflate confidence with delusion. …

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