Day: November 3, 2022

Sami Issa and Maggie Love, the Founders of W3BCLOUD Powering Web3 With Compute Infrastructure…May A Thousand Blockchains Bloom

This post is by Howard Lindzon from Howard Lindzon

Thursday Meta-Tweets — "one of the funniest things that’s ever happened."

Jon Schwarz has an excellent (and highly amusing) overview of this dog-catches-the-car moment.

Matt Levine observed that his Musk/Twitter posts were fun to write because it was a great story with big arcs and plot twists. Elon has gone from wanting so badly to buy Twitter that he was offering way over its market value to desperately wanting not to buy Twitter to pretending he wasn't forced into buying  Twitter. 

The comic effect was greatly enhanced by Musk constantly insisting that every (contradictory) move was motivated by his brilliance and benevolence. (Remember this is a man who actually says things like "At this point I think I know more about manufacturing than anyone currently alive on Earth" and "Some hate humanity, but I love humanity so much.")

So far accountability doesn't seem to be kicking in.

Fair and square

This post is by Seth Godin from Seth's Blog

Fair is often in the eye of the beholder. What you think is fair might depend on where you are in the transaction. Losers tend to think an outcome is more unfair than winners do.

But square?

The thing about square is that everyone can agree on that part.

If something is fair and square, then the losers can concur with the winners, because square isn’t relative.

The secret is simple: if the calculations look the same regardless of what you’re rooting for, then you’ve found the method. The outcome should be unrelated to the method.

Investor Stories 268: Post Mortems (Sankar, Rivera, Kadavy)

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Santosh Sankar Miriam Rivera Annie Kadavy

Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

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