How to read fiction to build a startup
“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really...
Urban unicorn renewal
Three cities, three dead urban unicorn renewal projects. In just the past few days, we’ve had Foxconn renege on...
Why no one really quits Google or Facebook
Another week, another set of scandals at Facebook and Google . This past week, my colleagues reported that Facebook and...
YC-backed Oxygen raises seed to bring digital...
Few things are easy in our financial system if you don’t have regular employment. It’s hard to prove...
Petal raises $30m from Valar to bank the unbanked...
Credit cards are a relatively new invention that have entered into something of an innovation rut. Reward programs seem...
China’s social credit system won’t tell you...
For the past few years, China has been rolling out a Black Mirror / Harry Potter-esque social rating policy...
Trust & Will closes first electronic will in...
No one likes to think about death (least of all startup founders), but wills, trusts and estate planning are crucial...
Is your time worth more than $0.30 an hour?
Most of us believe our time is extremely valuable, certainly worth more than thirty cents. But then you read about...
The rise of (societal) resilience tech
If you follow millennials on Twitter (and god help you), then you know that Anne Helen Petersen’s piece this past...
After losing half its value, Nvidia faces...
Nvidia is a company that has reached the highest highs and the lowest lows, all in the span of a couple of weeks....
The nation-state of the internet
The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on and off...
The trust dilemma of continuous background checks
First, background checks at startups, then Huawei’s finance chief is arrested, SoftBank’s IPO is...
Amazon did exactly what it should have with its...
I love my colleague Jon Shieber, he’s a great guy. But his arguments against Amazon’s HQ2 process are just...
Okay, one final Form D note
Some more comments from readers on the changing culture around startups filing their Form Ds with the SEC, and then a...
Translating startup-speak for the corporate buyer
Perry Hewitt Contributor Share on Twitter Perry Hewitt works at the intersection of marketing, technology, and...
Understanding Renaud Laplanche’s next Upgraded...
Renaud Laplanche spent ten years building LendingClub. In the process, he created an industry from scratch....
Hate speech, collusion, and the constitution
Half an hour into their two-hour testimony on Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Facebook COO Sheryl...
In Army of None, a field guide to the coming...
The Silicon Valley-military industrial complex is increasingly in the crosshairs of artificial intelligence engineers....
Open source sustainability
Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and...
Using tech and $100M, Dr Consulta transforms...
Healthcare delivery is an incredibly complex topic, but one that has a simple truth: health security is key to living a...