Tag Archives: success

Stats on Startups Registered on CrunchBase

Many thanks to Sameer Al-Sakran for compiling the numbers. Category Started Funded %F ∑Raised TC Posts Advertising 3972 631 16 $8B 996 Biotech 2787 1770 64 $42B 43 Cleantech 1302 719 55 $33B 192 Consulting 3330 176 5 $2B 444 … Continue reading

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I might be exaggerating a little if I say things like We’re taught to measure our personal worth against exam scores; We’re taught that there is One Competition and those who win the tournament get the goodies; We’re taught that … Continue reading

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Base Hits > Homeruns

After talking to a number of PhD students, I’ve come to conclude two things. First, that many (especially in “genius disciplines” like maths or physics) are motivated by the goal of being the smartest human who ever lived—“the next Einstein”, … Continue reading

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To tweet or not to tweet: that is the question.

@isomorphisms: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The @’s and RT’s of outrageous spammers, Or to hit /block against a sea of affiliate-marketers, And by Reporting, end them? To quit; to disable one’s account; no more And by … Continue reading

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We are telling kids who are good at school that they have better opportunities than others (and kids that are not good at school that they are doomed). Then we are telling kids who are good at school to stay … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Peter Thiel and Niall Ferguson 1990’s: The pace of technological change is getting faster! and the pace at which it’s getting faster is getting faster!! Soon we’ll all be cyborgs and live for 1000 years in the … Continue reading

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You may have heard that attitude is everything. Perhaps. How you view the world will definitely affect what you do. But that’s just it: it is what you do that is important, not how you feel or how you present … Continue reading

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