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Institutions end up perpetuating the problems they aim to resolve, either intentionally or unintentionally.
One way to measure product market fit is to look at the time it takes between putting a product out in the market to the first $1MM in ARR.
According to a report by Common Paper of 1,000 businesses, commercial agreements take a median of 3 to 4 days to sign depending on the size of the company.
A collection of benchmarks for B2B businesses (mostly relevant for early-stage SaaS).
If you are running a B2B business, you need to pay attention to anecdotes more than data.
Something I’ve noticed about building products over the years is that it always feels like I’m doing it wrong.
Smart people don’t like taking chances because they are afraid of being wrong.
In a recent paper, researchers were able to use the properties of DNA self-assembly to classify images.
A study of 270 patients diagnosed with Long COVID found that 53% of patients had response times that were 2 standard deviations slower than the control mean after controlling for age-related decline and comorbidities.
Inspired by (Almost) Every infrastructure decision I endorse or regret, I thought it would be interesting to do the same for my startup.
The needs stack is a way of describing what a customer is trying to do when they are buying.
There are many packages for completions in Emacs. I recently switched over from ido and helm to the MOVEC stack: Marginalia, Orderless, Vertico, Embark, Consult.
I read The mistakes we make the second time by Harry Glaser.
Embark for Emacs seems like a useful way to further customize Emacs actions (M-x).
I was thinking the other day that there are few objects that I use somewhat regularly that are more than 10 years old.
In How to Live an Asymmetric Life, Graham Weaver talks about how to confront fear and get the most out of your life to a class of soon-to-be business school graduates.
There doesn’t seem to be a good web-based query editor for an Amazon RDS hosted postgres.
There are many theories put forth to explain human consciousness and experiments are running to test them.
I want to better utilize AI tools in my day-to-day work.
An English physician once described radium as “the unknown god”. This was at a time where radiation and it’s effects were still being discovered.
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I was watching an interview with Kobe Bryant where he talks about his workouts and approach to basketball.
The internet is not some other thing, separate from life, it is an abstraction that is very real.
The most reliable way to stop procrastinating is to get started.