tech, startups, internet

Foxtrot’s gone.

The Chicago-based, VC-backed local grocery market and cafe that I have been a big fan of for several years suddenly closed the doors on all their stores this week. I lived very near to one in Wicker Park, and when […]

tech, startups, internet

Compounding until inflection.

A tale of two startup biotechs strategies. “All value comes from clinical products. But it’s only possible to build a generational biotech company with a foundational technology platform capable of developing multiple products.” ~ learn more

tech, startups, internet

The data business, at three resolutions.

“Byron Tau’s Means of Control is a fun look at the world of government entities buying data from private companies for law enforcement and intelligence purposes. For anyone who’s had experience working with data for hedge funds, or using it […]

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Tech’s blind spot: the aging revolution.

“People’s inability to maintain their independence is going to have a massive ripple effect on our world, with major implications to our society (loneliness, increased family caregiving demands), economy (rising health costs, lost productivity), healthcare system (stress on our already […]