Health. Sex. Art. 44 Essential Movies for the Student of Philosophy. What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “philosophical film”?
The Matrix, most likely, an obvious example of a movie—or franchise—that explores timeless questions: Who are we? What is reality? Flood! A Novel in Pictures. "A complex, dream-charged vision of alienation in the wet, mean streets of New York City, where primal, natural urges are suppressed in the lonely isolation of crowds.
It's a picture of a soulless civilization headed toward the apocalypse. It's a poetic and lyrical novel—told virtually without words . . . Mr. Drooker has discovered the magic of pulling light and life out of an inky sea of darkness. "
Trabalho. News. Economia. Livros. Complexidade. Practical things. History. Psychology. Sport. Tech. Extension. Sociedade. In Venture Capital, Birds of a Feather Lose Money Together. To illustrate the old adage that birds of a feather flock together, there may be no better example than the venture capital industry.
A recent study finds that venture capitalists have a strong tendency to team up with other VCs whose ethnic and educational backgrounds are similar to their own. Unfortunately, that tendency turns out to be bad for business. “At the early stage of a company, you want the people around the table to challenge each other.” A startup’s success rate falls by 19% if the investors are college buddies - Quartz.
“If you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich?”
— an ancient retort What’s a better way to hire? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella needs an editor. Satya Nadella’s latest message to the troops—and to the world—is disquieting.
It lacks focus, specifics, and, if not soon sharpened, his words will worry employees, developers, customers, and even shareholders. As I puzzled over the public email Microsoft’s new CEO sent to his troops, Nicolas Boileau’s immortal dictum came to mind:
Política. Humor. Religião. Blogs e sites. Ser humano. Film. Animação. Science. Io message. What Marc Andreessen and Ron Conway teach Stanford students about raising money (in 4 quotes) Stanford University continues its overcrowded class in building super-successful startups, and every week, noted investor Sam Altman brings in local business celebrities to distill the secrets of Silicon Valley.
Most recently, he gathered Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, SV Angel patron Ron Conway, and Zenefits founder, Parker Conrad, to talk about what they look for in an investment. We have the full 50-minute lecture, below. And below that, four quotes that stood out as worthy of attention: “So the big thing that we’re looking for, no matter which sort of particular criteria we talked about, [is] they all have the characteristics that you are looking for the extreme outlier.” – Andreessen.
In Venture Capital, Birds of a Feather Lose Money Together. (1) Business Models. (1) Ron Conway & SV Angel : What is the business model of SV Angel? (1) Ron Conway & SV Angel : What is the business model of SV Angel?