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An old one from Charlie Munger

This is an old article which I chanced upon today. All of it still makes perfect sense.

What is elementary, worldly wisdom? Well, the first rule is that you can’t really know anything if you just remember isolated facts and try and bang ’em back.

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Life

Qualtrics makes a small acquisition -- its first

Qualtrics, a Provo, Utah, company whose online survey research platforms help 8,500 enterprise customers better understand both their employees and their customers, has made its first acquisition, picking up four-year-old, San Francisco-based… 151 more words

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GM's Self-Driving Car Startup Settles Co-Founder Dispute

General Motors-owned Cruise Automation, which develops autonomous driving technology, has put to rest a dispute with alleged co-founder Jeremy Guillory.

After several weeks of volleying back-and-forth, the two parties have settled the dispute “on mutually agreeable terms,” according to a statement from Guillory. 241 more words

Tech

This Company Wants To Disrupt How Artificial Limbs Are Made

In many ways Jeff Huber is the quintessential startup founder. He dropped out of college, spent three months as part of the hot Silicon Valley accelerator, Y Combinator, and is working with 3D printers to upend an entrenched industry that is still dependent on the old way of doing things. 1,318 more words

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Combating sexism requires conscious and constant change

An argument broke out on my flight home. Two young professionals, presumably working at a startup, fought about scaling staff and securing funding. A white male lobbed cliches, anecdotes as evidence, lofty numbers between $50 to $100 million; then there was this gem: 422 more words

Common Wealth

Customers, not advertising, might pay for the future of the internet

Startup founders are steadily losing interest in advertising. An analysis by Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator found that number of applicants mentioning advertising as a source of revenue has fallen by more than half since peaking in 2009. 20 more words

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Customers, not advertising, might pay for the future of the internet

Startup founders are steadily losing interest in advertising. An analysis by Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator found that number of applicants mentioning advertising as a source of revenue has fallen by more than half since peaking in 2009. 231 more words