Fernando Vicente!

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Loving this guy’s works

There are some pretty cool innovations coming out of the Boston Globe’s ilab. Here’s an example.
areasofmyexpertise:

Here is everyone who is instagramming about their fingernails in Boston, geographically distributed, in real time. (at Boston Globe Medialab)

There are some pretty cool innovations coming out of the Boston Globe’s ilab. Here’s an example.

areasofmyexpertise:

Here is everyone who is instagramming about their fingernails in Boston, geographically distributed, in real time. (at Boston Globe Medialab)

Amazing

I’m lucky to have some amazingly talented friends. One of them is Mr. Law. Creativity pours out of this guy. He’s made incredible music over the years and unfortunately has not been given his due IMO. I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Law to try to fix that back when I ran my former company, Fresh Press Media.

Listen to the background music of this video for a sampling of his work as he teamed up with artist OG Chino to collaborate on this project which melds music, art and video. 

Be on the lookout for more from these guys at Offprojekt.

bijan:

The first photo: the Twitter team prior to our first investment in the company in early 2008. There were 15 employees. 

The second photo was taken this past week. 1500 employees. 

Incredible. 

I’m a fan of pretty much anything that alludes to breaking through walls …

I’m a fan of pretty much anything that alludes to breaking through walls …

J. Borges

My buddy Bernardo just hipped me to this artist J. Borges, from Pernambuco in Brazil. Great stuff.

Adventure Capital

Just saw this very Gatsby-esque image of @NikhilKal on his blog which I thought was awesome

brycedotvc:

There seems to be a growing meme around the ascendence and acceleration of startup communities outside of the bay area.

This optimism isn’t new.

In 2001 I cut my teeth as a VC in Salt Lake City. Back then it was a deeply held belief that SLC was well on its way to becoming a central tech hub. Despite continually ranking highly as a hub for high growth companies SLC is still a far cry from becoming the next Silicon Valley. 

But, this local optimism seems to be taking on a new tone this time around. Rather than focusing energy on any region emerging as the next Silicon Valley, there’s a focus on the fundamental changes that have occurred which are open opportunities for smaller markets to flourish today in ways they haven’t in the past.

A few months back I had the chance to spend a couple days with my friend Brad Feld at his place in Keystone, CO. Prior to my visit he sent me a version of a book he was writing on lesson he’d learned building Boulder’s thriving startup community. The lessons are clear and applicable to anyone looking to build up the startup communities in their own regions and towns. 

This video is a Clif Notes version of Brad’s book. The lead-in related to the shift from hierarchical to networked structures is THE fundamental shift which has the potential for having things be different this time around.

I certainly hope he’s right.

The sweet spot of company culture as illustrated by my buddies over at MBA Doodle. The image is based on Peter Theil’s ‘Thielosophy’ that covers the different types of people and how to make a team that will change the world. There’s a few good graphical representations but i like this one the best.

The sweet spot of company culture as illustrated by my buddies over at MBA Doodle. The image is based on Peter Theil’s ‘Thielosophy’ that covers the different types of people and how to make a team that will change the world. There’s a few good graphical representations but i like this one the best.

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