A classic post on the misuse of categories in thinking and language http://lesswrong.com/lw/od/37_ways_that_words_can_be_wrong/ #heyfeedfox
@msweet you might like this: dan harmon's 6-part story structure tutorial http://channel101.wikia.com/wiki/Story_Structure_101:_Super_Basic_Shit
Chris Alexander's Empirical Findings from The Nature of Order http://www.livingneighborhoods.org/library/empirical-findings.pdf #heyfeedfox
some ways of discovering interesting pages on a domain, with ribbonfarm as an example. would love to hear yours 😃
sort by captures on the wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/*/ribbonfarm.com/*
twitter search: https://twitter.com/search?q=ribbonfarm.com
pocket explore: https://getpocket.com/explore/ribbonfarm-com
reddit sort by votes: https://old.reddit.com/domain/ribbonfarm.com/top/?t=all
@Meaningness I'm curious how accurate my tl;dr for meta-rationality is: All models are wrong, but in what situations and for what goals is a model useful?
Peter Thiel: If you’re doing something where you don’t need to move as quickly as possible, you might want to rethink taking venture funding. But if there’s any sort of winner-take-all dynamic—if there is a power law distribution at play, then you want VC. Giving up 25% of your business is worth it if it enables you to take over your industry.
Roelof Botha: We would not be in the business if it were just writing checks. The entrepreneurs make it happen; they are the ones building the companies. But the board and VCs can roll up their sleeves, offer counsel, and assist as needed. They can be there for the entrepreneurs. We shouldn’t overstate the importance of that, but neither should we dismiss it.
Paul Graham: Just being backed by a big VC firm will help you open lots of doors. It will help considerably with your hiring.
a useful q&a in peter thiel's cs183 that's not in zero to one
Q: …If a startup can bootstrap instead of take venture capital, what should it do?
Paul Graham: VC lets you borrow against future growth. You could wait until your revenues are high enough to fund x. But, if you’re good enough, someone will give you money to do x now. If there’s competition, you may need to do x quickly. So if you don’t screw things up, VC can often help you a great deal.
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