Archive for November, 2012

  • Testing vs Endorsements
    Posted by on November 28th, 2012 at 4:10 pm, Comments: 0

    There is an interesting trend taking hold in the early stage startup world around testing and accreditation of skills. The growth of this industry is primarily in reaction to the uselessness of most undergraduate degrees along with their stupidly onerous cost of time and money. I am a major cheerleader for this ecosystem of startups that [...]

  • Speaking of Thanksgiving Dinner
    Posted by on November 22nd, 2012 at 9:09 pm, Comments: 0

    Today there will be turkey, yams, potatoes, and other assorted food at the table for everyone to pick from. Most of us will be with family and or friends, we’ll eat at generally the same time we do each year, and then we’ll fall asleep watching football. There’s comfort in knowing that you’ll see your [...]

  • Measured Me: Should Apple Build The iPod of Personal Biometrics
    Posted by on November 19th, 2012 at 3:22 am, Comments: 0

    As some of you who follow me on the stream know, I’ve been searching a few years now for a great wearable biometric measurement device. Thus far I’ve been reticent to throw down the cash for any of the current devices on the market, largely because they either don’t do what I want them to [...]

  • What The Foxconn Robots Mean For Globalization
    Posted by on November 15th, 2012 at 3:37 pm, Comments: 0

    The story of Foxconn building its own robots to replace its own workers is significant on so many levels. They had 500 workers build robots that replaced 10,000 people. First, it underlies a main theme of mine that robotics, automation, and software are eating the world. Many people will drone on about how we need [...]

  • Taxes and Job Growth
    Posted by on November 12th, 2012 at 8:59 pm, Comments: 0

    I love listening to people argue over taxes. Most of them seem to believe that there is some empirical evidence supporting their specific philosophy around who should be taxeed, how much, and why. It’s always hilarious listening to these arguments as both sides completely ignore the reality that discussions over taxation are simply differences in philosophical viewpoint, there [...]

  • Remember That Scene In Star Trek With Spock In The Classroom
    Posted by on November 4th, 2012 at 8:45 pm, Comments: 0

    Remember that scene in the new Star Trek where Spock is standing in that pod in the classroom answering questions posed by some kind of artificial intelligence computer? How many other technologies from Star Trek did we marvel at decades ago which have come to fruition? They don’t always look exactly like we imagined, and [...]

  • Why Car2Go Is The Answer To Poor Mass Transit
    Posted by on November 1st, 2012 at 1:03 am, Comments: 0

    I find myself today back out in San Diego, after leaving only a few days ago supposedly headed back home to NYC with a brief two day stop in Chicago for meetings and some time with friends there. But because of the fact that the NYC airports are literally under water, I won’t be going [...]