better doing

Who is driving the great resignation?

“According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July 2021. Resignations peaked in April and have remained abnormally high for the last several months, with a record-breaking 10.9 million open jobs at the […]

better doing

How big tech runs tech projects.

“A survey of how tech projects run across the industry highlights Scrum being absent from Big Tech. Why is this, and are there takeaways others should take note of?” | learn more

tech, startups, internet

Excel as code.

“Not counting Excel users, there are only about 30 million programmers. Estimates put the number of Excel users between 500m and over 1 billion! It is therefore, by far, the most used programming language on the planet. It is easily […]

tech, startups, internet

The false narrative around Theranos.

Elad Gil defends Silicon Valley tech startups, making the case that Theranos is not representative of them. “Theranos raised no real mainstream venture capital. None of the mainstream tech or biotech funders invested in Theranos.” | learn more

tech, startups, internet

A Facebook pitch deck from 2004.

I think this is the pitch deck that Eduardo Saverin used to drum up advertising revenue for the social network. One interesting fact: they added 10k members in the first week of April 2004. | learn more

fun facts

Lobsters have been hiding their ages from us.

I used to think lobsters were among the biologically immortal species. Though that’s not entirely accurate, they do have some unique qualities as they age. “Now, a team of researchers from the University of East Anglia have figured out that slight […]

fun facts

How humans lost their tails

Finally, some answers! “A new study suggests that a single genetic mutation helps explain why monkeys have tails, while apes and people do not.” | learn more

fun facts

Damnatio memoriae

We know that history is written by the winners. But remember also that sometimes the new winners erase what the old winners wrote. | learn more

on the blockchain

How NounsDAO plans to take over the world.

“On August 8th, 2021, Punk4156 and his team deployed a smart contract to the Ethereum blockchain that randomly generates a new NFT digital avatar (called a Noun) every 24 hours and auctions it off to the highest bidder. 100% of […]