big ideas

The peppered moth

Contrary to popular belief, evolution doesn’t necessarily happen over millions of years. Evolution has two components: random mutation and natural selection. Speedy changes in environment can drive quick outcomes via natural selection. The story of the peppered moth is instructive. | learn […]

retail therapy

Drop it like it’s hot

Venture firm Starting Line analyzes the economics of a product drop, using a real example from its d2c portfolio company. | learn more

retail therapy

Joe Rogan is the new mainstream media

“Imagine if I had told you, a dozen years ago, that the former host of “The Fear Factor,” an MMA color commentator who loves cool cars and shooting guns and working out, a guy with a raw interview show featuring […]

better doing

Creator stack

A nice resource for creators of all types. “Discover the curated stacks for creator economy.” | learn more

better doing

Seeing whole systems

Watch at least the first few minutes of this talk to learn why Monopoly is such a frustrating game. “Using examples and stories such as the viciousness of the board game Monopoly and the miracle of self-organizing starlings, Case laid […]

tech, startups, internet

App stores, trust, and anti-trust

“The app store model has been a central part of the smartphone revolution, bringing safe, trusted software to billions of people for the first time. Breaking it would be insane. The trouble is, it also means Apple (and Google) aren’t […]