Companies are VCs

Over the past ten years, b2b SAAS businesses have exploded across private and public markets. B2B stands for “business 2 business.” These are companies selling “enterprise software” to other enterprises. SAAS stands for “software as a service,” generally powered by a subscription revenue model. If executed correctly (which is hard), these businesses can reach extreme scale under high high margins.

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Themed Stories

A few months ago, I wrote a short essay on why I think Instagram should unbundle its direct messages feature. I have heard rumors that they are now thinking of actually doing that, so I am excited to see what happens on that front. Social messaging needs an update.

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No one owes me anything

Something I want to establish – internally – is this foundational idea that no one owes me anything. While reasonable people can debate about universal morality and ethical standards, the purpose of this essay is to think about a mentality, a frame of mind for tackling obstacles.

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Bookclub

Over the past few months, a few friends and I have been building bookclub – a simple way to log, track, and share the books you read.

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Thinking for yourself

Yesterday, I wrote about how “different is not enough.” The summary of that essay, and those thoughts broadly, is that I do not believe “different” should be the entire goal. I attempt to make the case that striving for being different often breeds normality.

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Purpose

I have not written about this for a while, but I have been thinking more about it lately, so thought to give it a go.

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