Turning Habits Into Business Ideas

I spent last week moving to a new house. As someone who has moved ten times in the last ten years, I'm (unfortunately) very familiar with the moving experience. One of the things that struck me is how little the moving process -- or maybe just my moving process -- has changed in the last decade. Here's my moving game plan:

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Advice on Advice

"I always advise people never to give advice."

- P.G. Wodehouse

Advice is a double-edged sword. It's easy to give but hard to give well, and easy to receive but hard to evaluate. In short, advice is hard. This post is about how to give and receive advice more effectively.

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An Open Letter to Demo Day Startups

Dear Incredibly Fortunate and Accomplished Startup Founder,

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The Value of Data, Part 3: Data Business Models

Data is incredibly valuable. It helps create superior products, it forms a barrier to entry, and it can be directly monetized. This post is the third in a 3-part series about making data a core part of a startup's business plan.

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The Value of Data, Part 2: Building Valuable Datasets

Data is incredibly valuable. It helps create superior products, it forms a barrier to entry, and it can be directly monetized. This post is the second in a 3-part series about making data a core part of a startup's business plan.

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The Value of Data, Part 1: Using Data as a Competitive Advantage

Data is incredibly valuable. It helps create superior products, it forms a barrier to entry, and it can be directly monetized. This post is the first in a 3-part series about building companies that leverage the value of data.

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Fundraising Logistics Talk

I just gave a short talk on fundraising logistics at a Caltech alumni lunch. The talk was loosely inspired by my recent post on raising money from VCs

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Website Update!

I just switched my blog over from Posthaven to Jekyll. If you run into any issues on the site, please let me know!

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