Founder of Lean Startup Machine
Thanks for catching this sociopath. How do you compare Stephen Glass to Jordan Belfort? It seems Belfort at least confessed to everything in his book. Maybe because it was more convenient and he could make more money from it.
I'm glad Glass wasn't allowed to practice law. That maintains my faith in our legal system. Surprising the first block was overturned.
Perhaps most disappointing is Glass's ability to convince 22 witnesses to testify that he had changed.
12 months ago on No second chance for Stephen Glass: The long, strange downfall of a journalistic wunderkind
Damn right we're endowed! Also, there's currently "Lean Startup" meetup groups in 419 cities with 250,000 members. I think there's the demand out there: http://lean-startup.meetup.com/
1 year ago on Lean Startup Machine in strategic partnership with Microsoft, but is it endowed with the very tools it teaches?
The fact they made this movie is sad and somewhat shocking. I don't get Belfort's motivations. The worst part is how after he scammed people he sold out his friends too.
1 year ago on The Ass of Wall Street
Awesome news. Love what Phil & Objective are working on.
1 year, 6 months ago on Objective Logistics raises $5.3 million Series A to gamify restaurants
@JoshuaLipton We've learned a lot since the experiment with 50 people that has informed the positioning/pricing of this pilot.
1 year, 7 months ago on Javelin: the lean startup app that’s a product of lean startup methodology
@Mullac42that's correct. We realize a lot of PandoDaily readers who are bootstrapped will be disappointed they can't try it.
Fantastic article, Adam.
Enjoyed reading this, Adam. Great to see this analysis from an expert investigator such as yourself.
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Great post Philip! Keep up the good work.
2 years ago on Online identity is changing, but engagement is still key
I definitely agree with Gamification and the Cloud as big trends for 2013. Everything will encompass some gamification and be hosted in the cloud going forward.
But I think what's more important than this year's trends are the anti-trends. A lot of people are talking about how the business cycle for this wave of tech disruption is closing. Hardware and other platforms are the limiting elements. There's only so many iPhone app innovations, there's only so many Facebook games that can be created.
Google Glass (while it's total vaporware) poses one of the most interesting tech disruptions. I'm still awaiting the day when our brains are hard-wired to a computer chip.
Another trend this year is intrapreneuership. We're seeing big companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc. becoming more sophisticated than ever before at creating new products. Acqui-hires are more popular than ever and we're seeing the line blur between corporate and startup worlds.
2 years ago on The big picture: What I see for 2013 and beyond
@mattstraz @sarahcuda Great post Sarah, I would also add two startups to this list: Quigo sold for $340M to AOL and LinkShare was acquired by Rakuten for $425M.
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I couldn't disagree more Adam! Stay in school implies getting a degree. The point of school is NOT to get a degree, it's to learn, build connections and decide what you want to do with your life. As someone who hires many people right out of school or in school-- I could care less about their GPA or if they finished. The system school emphasizes is following the rules, being on time, etc. While that IS important-- what's more important is the ability to complete a task where there is no instructions.
I find some of the most entrepreneurial students at NYU attend Gallatin (for those who don't know it's a program where you can take whatever classes you want across any college and call your major whatever you want). These students get to spend lots of time "exploring" which is one of the core competencies of an entrepreneur. This isn't for everyone, but for those with a natural drive and ambition, they don't need the structure.
An undergraduate degree is useful for going to specialized grad school. Other than that-- you can get by fine without a degree. I also have friends who have dropped out, started & sold a company, and then still attended grad. school (ie. HBS).
So, entrepeneurs should not focus on a degree-- they should focus on learning, building connections and deciding what they want to do. Get that done as fast as possible and stop paying the overpriced tuition. A degree does not guarantee a job.
2 years, 3 months ago on Entrepreneurs Should Stay in School
Thanks for the awesome coverage Nathaniel!
2 years, 3 months ago on Validation Board: Embrace the Lean
Not bad for a first post, Adam!
As a long-time sci-fi fan, one of the things I am most excited about is thought recognition (would be interesting to do a Branch on this). I am confident some day we will be uploading our consciousness to the cloud and also be able to access google in a split-second through thought. I also think something like the movie Limitless will come true in the near future.
2 years, 4 months ago on Apple’s Next Act
This news just so made my day. Adam is a legend and personal hero. This is perfect timing for Pando and means big things for the NYC community and tech journalism as a whole. Sarah- this is such a good move. Adam- you rock!
2 years, 5 months ago on NFW: Adam Penenberg Joins PandoDaily as Editor
Another good one Francisco!
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