The confusion about enough — Seth Godin

To watch people at work, it seems like we never have enough: We need more social media likes We want more market share We demand more quick wins And to see them at rest, it seems as though we never have enough: Things to entertain us Shallow friendships Conspicuous displays of success Which is why…

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Rolling up our sleeves — Seth Godin

Sometimes, the wind is at our back, the resources are easily acquired and good karma increases our ability to do great work. Sometimes. Other times, it feels like we’re up against it, that the wind has shifted, that there’s not a lot of opportunity or momentum. It’s in those times that, “what are you working…

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What Does Trump Mean For Startups? — AVC

I got this tweet around 11pm last night: @fredwilson what does a trump victory does to startup funding? Will be nice to read a post about this. Thx. A concerned founder &a citizen — S. Daniel Leon (@sdanielleon) November 9, 2016 Clearly the news that Trump will be the next President of the US is…

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Voting On The Blockchain — AVC

Blockchains are good at many things that require security, accountability, and rules. Voting is one of those things. I don’t expect that we will see Presidential Elections on the blockchain any time soon. Though it could happen in my lifetime. I do expect that we will see voting happening on blockchains for organizations and efforts…

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Why Twitter Must Be Saved — Stratechery

It is election day in the United States, and the tech figure who had one of the biggest impacts on the current cycle is perhaps a non-obvious one: Jeff Bezos. Back in 2013 Bezos bought the Washington Post, whose coverage of the campaign has been exemplary. The august newspapers’ reporting, particularly the work of David…

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Surface Studio, Nintendo Switch, and Niche Strategies

There are few things that can bring geeks (like me) to the edge of hyperbolic hysteria like compelling new hardware videos, and this last week had not one but two! First, the Nintendo Switch: Then, yesterday, the Microsoft Surface Studio: There’s no question both products are exciting in their own right; what makes them compelling,…

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How they talk you out of voting — Seth Godin

The easiest way to win an election is to get the people who might vote for your opponent to not vote. TV has proven an effective engine behind this strategy, and voter turnout has plummeted since campaigns began running significant TV campaigns 50 years ago. It works because it’s not that difficult to talk someone…

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