big ideas

20 metatrends for the roaring 20s

From smart guy and incredible optimist Peter Diamandis. “In the decade ahead, waves of exponential technological advancements are stacking atop one another, eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact. Emerging from these waves are 20 “Metatrends,” likely to revolutionize […]

retail therapy

What’s Amazon’s market share?

Is it 35% or 5%? “Amazon is a big company, but what does that mean? How big is ‘big’? What does ‘dominant’ or ‘scale’ or ‘huge’ mean when US retail is $6 trillion every year?” Written by VC Ben Evans. | learn […]

better doing

10 ways to have a better conversation

This is a nice TED talk by Celeste Headlee, a radio host with decades of experience. “When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations – and that most […]

better doing

What to work on

Written by the incredibly successful VC Fred Wilson, he digs into the concept of doing the right thing the wrong way vs doing the wrong thing the right way. “First and foremost, I believe we should all work on projects […]

tech, startups, internet

Startup growth and venture returns

AngelList analyzed seven years of deals to test assumptions about the nature of venture capital returns. One finding: “At the seed stage, investors would increase their expected return by broadly indexing into every credible deal.” | learn more