David Sacks knows a thing or two about building viral products. In this video (58 minutes) he breaks down key elements needed to build a unicorn.
John Lennon covered by Donny Hathaway. Loving that piano.
"The reason to bet on the spread of large-scale low-cost education isn’t the increased supply of new technologies. It’s the massive demand for education, which our existing institutions are increasingly unable to handle. That demand will go somewhere."
YES. The system is being re-invented. We need to build scalable, cost-effective, and inspiring ways to teach people the skills that match the demand from the job market. Startups like Treehouse and Codecademy are leading the way.
A great example on how good design can help people learn difficult things.
Great writing on how Bitcoin could change the world by Marc Andreesson.
Bitcoin predictions from Lightspeed Venture Partners India
In the online world it’s easy to get stuck in habits of consumption. Endless streams of video, photos, articles, blogs, games at your fingertips. Just … one … more … click.
The more challenging habit formation is that of creation.
The creation of art, words, music, code, images, design … whatever it is that you do. That thing you know you want to do, but just one … more … click.
The value of creation is greater than that of consumption.
Creation requires determination, patience, and courage. But the more you do it the easier it gets – you get addicted to the feeling of sending your work out into the world.
I’m as guilty as anyone. We know when the balance is off.
Being aware is the first step.
In 2014 it’s time to act. Create or die.
Photo Credit: @hugh
Robert Raimon Roy – ‘Axela’