Category: Deeper study and knowledge

Running towards the Fire

Excellent podcast with Carly Fiorina. I don’t have a direct connection to Carly, but my first startup experience was with SpinCircuit, which partnered with her at HP where she was the newly appointed CEO. SpinCircuit eventually got acquired by Cadence Design Systems. In my…

Loonshots

Reading this book. I really like the organizational blueprint highlighted here by entrepreneur Safi Bahcall. Whether you are an artist/innovator (developer, R&D scientist, UX designer, engineering, etc.) or a soldier/operations guru (marketer, sales, HR, customer success/CX, project manager), you’ll need strong collaboration in order…

Dr. Paul Fleischman’s talk

Meditation is the hardest thing to do. The world slows down as more people discover its benefits. Here’s a recent talk by Vipasanna teacher and author Dr. Paul Fleischman. This recording was shared in a recent public program in Berkeley. (The password is known…

Amae

The Japanese concept of ”amae” is not easily translatable. Entire books have been written about it. It can mean setting undefined expectations— where you expect others to understand what you think or what you want without stating the obvious. This is part of daily…

Motherboard

There’s a gap in investigative journalism. Vice is stepping up to the plate while The Markup tries to reboot itself. I was looking forward to The Markup taking off, but don’t see much coming from them. It’s great to see Vice doing this. Motherboard…

CAR-T

CAR-T is a new treatment for cancer which is now available at over 100 hospitals. It re-engineers a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer. It was one of the hundreds of trials at MD Anderson which successfully reached the mass market. Patients get access…

Where’s the check in the mail?

This is why I’ll never get back on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or become a premium member of LinkedIn. Of course, it’s hard to survive without Google or Apple. Link