Co-Founder of nReduce and Proven.com.
I think glass will be more interesting once the form factor is refined. I saw my first one today and it clearly visible and probably the most noticeable part of the person wearing it. I think it will be more heavily adopted once it is more subtle / smaller.
Also, I saw the first real use case for it today : using facial recognition to tell the names of people around you.
It would be like having that assistant from the movies who follows you around and reminds of peoples names.
I would probably pay to no longer have to rely on : "Hey Buddy" :)
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@Francisco Dao Great Article! We should catch up!
My startup is Killin It!
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All the microsoft engineer I have talked to say that they didn't really do good work at the company - that the management stucked the life out of them with meetings and group think.
All the Apple engineers say that they did the work of their life there and that only their best was accepted.
I would start with the org structure + fire balmer :)
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Building on that:
I think that is why only people who build things are called visionaries.
You would never say that was a visionary blogger...
and they make predictions of the future all the time... :)
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Good article. I wonder if this is something that can be learned. Or maybe a skill that can be improved?
I like the evidence for the housing bubble, in freakanomics ? People buy their most expensive home when they are 60, height of the baby boom was 1948. So there would be boom / bust in housing around 2008.
It seems like some of these things are seeing things that are right in front of us, but removing your self from your own point of view and looking at humanity as a system. Then extending trends, the then real hard part is to bet your time / invest your energy in these ideas which are based on your vision of the future.
So I guess my opinion is it is not having a vision that is the hard part, it is actually betting you life on it that separates the visionaries from the people who just talk a lot.
Man I love these. Kind of like reality TV.
Has the strong feeling of watching two friends gossip about stuff.
Enjoy the week people.
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I heart Pando :)
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@LoraKolodny @Joe Mellin Cool well let me know if you post a review / reflection.
Also, while I agree that his "Sunset" paragraph did suggest that all nighters are new to ladies. I think what he really meant was this :
"As many women founders know, until you have watched a sunset in New York from your Wall Street office and realized “my day is only halfway done,” then you cannot imagine the misery — yes, misery — that a lot of bankers and executives endure in order to feel valuable."
His original version suggests he thinks that that experience is exclusive to men but as it goes against the rest of the article, I don't think he actually means that.
I think his point is not that women can't or are not founders (seen the Sunset), he is suggesting that being a founder is not a fun experience and that the stereotypical ego focused / image centric / aggressive nature in men would make more men be founders than women, even if everything else was equal.
I don't know if that is the case or not. But it is a much more theoretical point than just saying that women don't pull all nighters / work hard, which is what I got from the passage initially.
... Not sure why I am still commenting on this.
Guess I just think that the evolving role of women in Tech is very important and it is good to see people talking about that and signs of what is hopefully progress.
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@LoraKolodny Hi Lora,
Sorry, I think I don't really understand what you are saying as you lost me at : reductive , STEM and the IBM reference.
Also I dont think anyone here is saying that they are in favor of women not getting equal pay. I am certiantly.
Regarding the Elon Musk comment, I actually could see a male making a statement like that to Elon. Just look at that VC who trash talked the foursquare guy.
Besides all of that:
I was wondering, as you seem to have a strong opinion and seem to have though of this, what are your thoughts on the Lean In book?
@LoraKolodny Yeah, honestly love to hear your thoughts on this.
I think it is funny that people waist their time with this bullshit. I guess that is twitter's magic sauce. Making everyone feel important and believe that their passing thoughts are valuable.
I can just see the VC feeling very happy with himself.
What was the value created in this discussion?
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Way to do it Adam! This is exciting direction! Go gettum!
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@TheodoreSumme @Joe Mellin Cool. Sounds good. Good luck with building the co.
Also, the decisions to go away from the FB Blue for the sign in btn was fun. Tell your UI person nice job on the UI - slick animations :)
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First off always nice to hear another rant about Yammer :)
Just signed up and it looks like a glorified personality test ..... ?
Besides telling me I am "The Inspirer" I am a bit confused as to why that is being used to give me a teaser as to what "tap into the value of external data" means.
Then again, maybe it is just something to keep users busy while they are sucking in my FB / LinkedIn data :)
Nice subway tunnel shot though!
@Francisco Dao @Joe Mellin
FD: OMG did you see that he showed up to the Pando event with a last gen Air!
JM: I know. It is so sad. I mean "Hello!........"
FD: Tell me about it! I just don't know if I can be around him any more.
JM: Well just thank the lord he hasn't bought one of those disgusting Androids.
FD: AHHHHH! Don't say that word! I hate that word! I am leaving!
(FD passive aggressively puts in his with earpods and moves to the other side of the coffee shop)
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It's funny, I don't understand why someone would buy a thousand dollar LV bag to wear to a party so they can show off to their friends.
That being said, in terms of apple fanboys, I am one of the biggest out there.
I tell myself that it is because of the amazing UX and finish on their products and that I hate Windows with a passion.
And I like the idea that a bunch of really smart & skilled people created the item I use everyday.
But the idea of working on a PC/chromebook of the same build quality / UX is absolutely disgusting to me.
No f'n way.
So as that is the case, I probably have more in common with those $1k purse buyer than I would like to admit :)
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Laying. Smack. Down.
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