2017 Reading List

I started this year with a goal of reading one book a week. I didn't meet that goal but here's what I did read during the bizarre, dark year that was 2017…

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Echo Dot vs. Home Mini: Title Bout '17

While startup twitter continues to be an amalgamation of thirsty AND extra over bitcoin in the run up to the end of the year, there’s another consumer technology that’s low-key (compared to BTC at least) arrived in the mainstream in the second half of 2017...

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The Great Voice Consolidation

It's hard to imagine that the voice ecosystem will look anything like the mobile-app layer, or for that matter the early world of early e-commerce marketplaces. Voice as an interface and an experience makes invisible design a reality...

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The 24-Hour Test

When my emotional response to a first meeting is excitement, I consider that an important indication of where I’ve ranked a startup concept. The conflict, I’ve found, is in navigating how closely to check or how adamantly to follow that enthusiasm as time passes from that first meeting...

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Bots In The Wild

ots are the buzzing tech trend of 2016 so far. The big five — Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft — have all unveiled or featured bots in their annual product conferences. Bot has quickly become as common as the word app has been in startup chatter about what people are building...

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My VC Product Stack

I’ve mapped out my product stack according to how regularly I use a given product and/or have set time to check/review/reorganize/clear-out the content a particular product holds for me...

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