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  • Apache Spark native functions

    - 14 Nov 18, 1:09pm -
  • Unicorn pressures and startup failures
    The startup anti-patterns section of my blog summarizes the repeatable ways startups waste time & money and, often, fail. Learning from startup failure is valuable because there are many more examples of failures that successes. (Anti-)Patterns becom…
    - 26 Apr 16, 12:35pm -
  • Advertising marketplace design
    In the past decade several Nobel prizes in Economics have been awarded in the broader area of market (mechanism/auction/game) design. This is not surprising as the combination of Internet connectivity and ample computing resources are causing automat…
    - 13 Oct 15, 8:34am -
  • Angel investing strategies
    My friend Jerry Neumann wrote a great post on angel investing strategies, dissecting truth and myth about different betting strategies and sharing his own approach. The question of luck came up and a commenter linked to my work on data-driven patt…
    - 7 Jul 14, 4:03pm -
  • JSON and JSONlines from the command line
    At Swoop we have many terabytes of JSON-like data in MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch, HDFS/Hadoop and even Amazon Redshift. While the internal representations are typically not JSON but BSON, MsgPack or native encodings, when it comes time to move larg…
    - 21 Jan 14, 1:14am -
  • My most favorite math proof ever
    Math is beautiful and, sometimes, math becomes even more beautiful with the help of a bit of computer science. My favorite proof of all time combines the two in just such a way. Goal: prove that the cardinality of the … Continue reading →
    - 25 Nov 13, 12:51pm -
  • Monitoring Redis with MONITOR and WireShark

    Monitoring Redis with MONITOR and WireShark

    At Swoop we use Redis extensively for caching, message processing and analytics. The Redis documentation can be pithy at times and recently I found myself wanting to look in more depth at the Redis wire protocol. Getting everything set up … Continu…
    - 28 May 13, 10:57am -
  • Google and the ecosystem test
    I am roaming the halls of Google I/O 2013 and wondering whether Google’s platform passes the ecosystem test. … no platform has become hugely successful without a corresponding ecosystem of vendors building significant businesses on top of the pla…
    - 16 May 13, 8:29pm -
  • Anatomy of an online ad

    Anatomy of an online ad

    I’ve been asked to explain how online ads are delivered many times and every time I’m surprised by the complexity of covering even the most basic elements of how ads appear on Web pages. Since Wikipedia’s article on ad serving … Continue read…
    - 17 Apr 13, 1:35am -
  • Startup anti-pattern: platform risk
    One of the fastest ways for a startup to grow has always been to ride on the shoulders of a successful platform: from Microsoft/OSS in software to AWS in cloud computing to iOS/Android in mobile to Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest in social to … Continue…
    - 5 Mar 13, 11:18am -

Instigator Blog

  • Here comes 2020 (and what I’ve been up to for 3+ years)

    Here comes 2020 (and what I’ve been up to for 3+ years)

    Almost three years ago I wrote a blog post titled Hello, 2017. That was the last blog post I wrote. Since then I’ve been completely heads down building Highline Beta. It’s been quite the journey. Building a startup is basically an all-consuming e…
    - 20 Dec 19, 1:51pm -
  • Hello, 2017

    Hello, 2017

    2016 was one heck of a year. It started with a fairly big shakeup professionally. I didn’t end up taking much time off; instead I started meeting with lots of people and looking for my next adventure. In July, 2016 I announced the launch of my new…
    - 5 Jan 17, 10:10pm -
  • “You Don’t Look Like a Founder”

    “You Don’t Look Like a Founder”

    WTF does that even mean? It means: You’re not a young white guy. And it’s total bullshit. Heather Anne Carson, co-founder @ Repable recently posted this on Facebook: (She didn’t ask me to write this.) Oy. It’s not surprising that guys feel /…
    - 27 Oct 16, 8:59am -
  • Who Really Wants to Work in a Factory?

    Who Really Wants to Work in a Factory?

    In a recent presentation I gave on the use of data in the product management/development process there was one slide that I ended up taking out. It didn’t fit the flow of the talk, but I think it’s still an important point. Here’s the slide: Th…
    - 24 Oct 16, 9:35am -
  • Data is an Input and a Filter into the Product Development Process

    Data is an Input and a Filter into the Product Development Process

    Recently I spoke at CrunchConf in Budapest. It was a great experience. The conference is fantastic for people interested in data (e.g. data analysts, scientists, product managers, etc.) Having said that, I’m not a data scientist. I don’t spend th…
    - 17 Oct 16, 3:43pm -
  • Speaking Gigs, Training, Discounts, Free Tickets and More

    Speaking Gigs, Training, Discounts, Free Tickets and More

    I don’t normally post about speaking engagements, conferences or training sessions that I’m conducting, but there are a bunch of upcoming events that I hope interest people. Along with that, I have discounts and free tickets to give away–so why…
    - 13 Oct 16, 11:32am -
  • Finding Your Inspiration

    Finding Your Inspiration

    Founders need inspiration. I believe most founders have a deep well of inspiration inside of them that they’re able to draw from as needed. Otherwise they wouldn’t be able to survive. But that’s not always enough–founders need to find inspira…
    - 10 Oct 16, 9:24pm -
  • Data should be the Common Language in an Organization

    Data should be the Common Language in an Organization

    - 22 Sep 16, 7:30am -
  • The Startup Rollercoaster is Real

    The Startup Rollercoaster is Real

    You know what’s hard?   Starting a company. You know what’s fun?   Starting a company. There’s something about the insane challenge that makes starting a company so incredible. Having said that, I really don’t enjoy being told I’m wrong…
    - 12 Sep 16, 9:02am -
  • Introducing Highline BETA – a Startup Co-Creation Company

    Introducing Highline BETA – a Startup Co-Creation Company

    Today, I’m launching a new company: Highline BETA. I’m co-founding Highline BETA with Marcus Daniels. I’ve known Marcus a long time and we’ve stayed in touch throughout the years. We’ve now found the right time and opportunity to work toget…
    - 11 Jul 16, 7:55am -

SBA: Small Business Cents

Small Business Essentials

  • Seva Pusat Mobil Murah
    Mobil bekas terbaik untuk remaja sering diburu oleh remaja dan / atau orang tua. Menemukan mobil semacam itu bukanlah tugas yang mudah, berikut beberapa faktor…
    - 49 days ago, 7 Oct 20, 9:34am -
  • Pengobatan Herbal
    Obat herbal adalah obat rakyat. Obat herbal adalah obat utama kebanyakan orang di planet ini, saat ini. Itu bukan sesuatu yang tua dan berdebu. Tidak…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Oct 20, 9:37pm -
  • Lampu Proyektor
    Proyektor adalah alat bisnis yang diperlukan saat ini dengan bisnis yang menggunakannya untuk presentasi produk, layanan, dan kinerja bisnis mereka. Dengan teknologi progresif, ada banyak…
    - 63 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 12:08pm -
  • Tas Sampah
    Dahulu kala, manusia tidak memiliki kemasan yang dibuang begitu saja. Semuanya segar atau digunakan kembali, jadi tidak banyak yang terbuang. Semua itu berubah selama Revolusi…
    - 71 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 12:05pm -
  • Pemimpin Menolak Menghadapi Realitas
    Terlepas dari seberapa hati-hati para pemimpin membuat keputusan, akan selalu ada saat ketika keputusan tidak berjalan seperti yang mereka inginkan. Alih-alih menghadapi kenyataan situasi, banyak…
    - 75 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 1:14pm -
  • Akun Pajak Tangguhan
    Sebuah studi baru-baru ini menunjukkan bahwa orang Amerika masih belum memahami cara memilih investasi untuk akun pajak tangguhan seperti akun IRA tangguhan pajak . Banyak…
    - 76 days ago, 10 Sep 20, 2:01pm -
  • Biaya Iklan Billboard
    Pemasangan baliho sebagai salah satu cara beriklan merupakan salah satu media penyampaian informasi kepada masyarakat yang relatif murah. Dalam hal keterpaparan dibandingkan dengan media lain, papan…
    - 78 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 1:27pm -
  • Menjual Secara Online – Mendapatkan Lebih Banyak Uang
    Mengapa bagus untuk berjualan online atau membangun bisnis online Anda sendiri? Jika Anda menjalankan bisnis sendiri, Anda tahu bahwa mendapatkan pelanggan tidak selalu mudah. Saat ini, banyak…
    - 78 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 1:15pm -
  • Hentikan Sciatica Sekarang – Perawatan Linu Panggul
    Apa itu Sciatica? Sciatica adalah sekumpulan gejala yang disebabkan oleh iritasi atau kompresi salah satu dari lima akar saraf di punggung bawah atau saraf skiatik…
    - 78 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 1:06pm -
  • Teknik Pijat Untuk Linu Panggul – Tip untuk Membantu dalam Perawatan Linu Panggul
    Ada banyak orang yang menderita linu panggul yang mendapat banyak manfaat dari pijat. Dengan demikian, terbukti bahwa menggunakan teknik pijat yang berbeda untuk linu panggul adalah…
    - 78 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 12:53pm -



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