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A Very Bad Email

Medium – Sara Mauskopf – May 28, 1:58 PM – I heard a sound. It wasn't a cry. It sounded much worse than a cry. It was such a brief, soft, yet terrifying sound that I'll probably never get it out of my head for the rest of my life. I turned around not knowing what to expect. I thought maybe…
Ted Rheingold Much love to @mauskopf, @sm and family. Stay lifted. Stay strong! You got this fight! t.co/HsPVWbk4WN
Niko Bonatsos RT @sm: Here's mine. Please read and let me know if you can offer the specific help I'm asking for: t.co/Dy4L4Qn2za
Bernard Moon 'A Very Bad Email' by @sm t.co/Sif6SMB3fq "Does anyone have a connection at Stanford Oncology?" #cancer #health
Mike Davidson RT @kennethn: ❤ to Sara and Eric, and a request for help - any connections to pathologists or Stanford Oncology? t.co/y2an7cVLMr
Christine Tsai RT @sm: Here's mine. Please read and let me know if you can offer the specific help I'm asking for: t.co/Dy4L4Qn2za
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Roger Dickey RT @libovness: First they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then u IPO t.co/0YBpJrJsGH
Eric Friedman RT @libovness: First they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then u IPO t.co/0YBpJrJsGH
Alex Taussig RT @libovness: First they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then u IPO t.co/0YBpJrJsGH
Scott Belsky On the importance of learning to gain confidence from doubt. t.co/8hd4rOkXPK
Scott Belsky RT @libovness: First they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then u IPO t.co/0YBpJrJsGH
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How America Lost Its Nerve

theatlantic.com – Derek Thompson – May 27, 11:32 AM – American restlessness is written into the national DNA. In the 19th century, families moved toward opportunity, whether it came in the form of open, fertile fields or smoky urban factories. Americans didn't just see their westward migration as a…
Ben T. Smith, IV RT @pmarca: Finally, we're on to the *actual* problem: American economic dynamism is receding, not accelerating. t.co/L0cxtmA73I @DKThomp
Marc Andreessen Finally, we're on to the *actual* problem: American economic dynamism is receding, not accelerating. t.co/L0cxtmA73I @DKThomp
Marc Andreessen RT @MikeNelson: "How America Lost Its Nerve t.co/kuBcb4WPbt" How local zoning laws hurt our GDP. #NIMBY
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White Men Working at the Washington Post Make Way More Money Than Their Peers

NYMag – May 23, 11:34 AM – Add another one to the pile and sigh.
Armando Biondi RT @NinjaEconomics: Male columnists at Wapo make $23,000 more than women doing the same jobs h/t @katierogers t.co/WB492IVER7
Anil Dash RT @lenagroeger: At the WaPo, male columnists make $23,000 more than women columnists. t.co/OctZcTfq25 h/t @GeeDee215 t.co/u6syrngaL3
Marc Andreessen RT @NinjaEconomics: Male columnists at Wapo make $23,000 more than women doing the same jobs h/t @katierogers t.co/WB492IVER7
Ben Huh RT @NinjaEconomics: Male columnists at Wapo make $23,000 more than women doing the same jobs h/t @katierogers t.co/WB492IVER7
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Disruption is not a strategy

reactionwheel.net – Jerry Neumann – May 27, 3:51 PM – I was at a research lab to talk about commercialization. The presenter put up a slide of some exciting new technologies. The slide's tagline said these technologies would “disrupt the biomedical industry.” My first thought was that…
Jerry Neumann RT @BeninJLM: Brilliant as always, @ganeumann: "Disruption" is misunderstood and "as a strategy, sucks" t.co/xzZjne5tzp t.co/8j6iSr0N2H
Rob Leathern Great post -> please read it if at all interested in, or working on, startup/s t.co/GAcK6TGSla
dave lerner masterpiece post by @ganeumann here - must read (pro-tip: drink coffee or take smelling salts beforehand) t.co/oRekRl5j3c
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RANKED: The 37 hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups of 2016

businessinsider.com – Lara O'Reilly – May 27, 7:08 AM – The ad tech IPO market has dried up in the last 18 months. Public ad tech stocks have fallen 13% this year. But the private ad tech market is still bustling. Plenty of ad tech companies are getting snapped up by larger firms, raising VC money…
Jerry Neumann RT @schlaf: How was @yieldbot left off this list? @jonathanmendez and team are quietly building a big ad tech business in NYC. t.co/aLxO0j5tKk
Steve Schlafman How was @yieldbot left off this list? @jonathanmendez and team are quietly building a big ad tech business in NYC. t.co/aLxO0j5tKk
Laurel Touby RT @mikeyavo: The 37 hottest pre-IPO ad tech co.'s (Yieldmo much bigger, more innovative, faster growing than many on list) t.co/5rjvgxTnJ5
Michael Yavonditte The 37 hottest pre-IPO ad tech co.'s (Yieldmo much bigger, more innovative, faster growing than many on list) t.co/5rjvgxTnJ5
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How a failed education startup turned into Musical.ly, the most popular app you've probably never heard of

businessinsider.com – Biz Carson – May 7, 6:32 PM – Unless you live with a teenager, you've probably never heard of Musical.ly. If you, then you've probably already appeared in one of your kid's music videos. The DIY music video app first came on the scene in 2014, but exploded to the top of the App…
Shai Goldman Didnt know this interesting story -- Musical.ly was a hail mary pivot from a failed education startup t.co/fwNOg0yt6z
Semil RT @joshelman: The story of @musicallyapp. From a failed education startup to over 10m daily users and growing t.co/MyjRDr9IMi
John Lilly RT @joshelman: The story of @musicallyapp. From a failed education startup to over 10m daily users and growing t.co/MyjRDr9IMi
Josh Elman The story of @musicallyapp. From a failed education startup to over 10m daily users and growing t.co/MyjRDr9IMi
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Peter Thiel's Reminder to the Gawker Generation: Actions Have Consequences

Observer – Ryan Holiday – May 26, 9:57 AM – Every time I write a piece about Gawker —and I've written a few —I pause before I hit publish. Once I take a second to check what skeletons are in my closet, that my personal life is in order, and that my facts and figures are…
Armando Biondi RT @clairlemon: "People have contemplated suicide over Gawker articles. I know, I've met them." t.co/6cq4JTlh1Z
Ben Horowitz RT @clairlemon: "People have contemplated suicide over Gawker articles. I know, I've met them." t.co/6cq4JTlh1Z
Marc Andreessen RT @clairlemon: "People have contemplated suicide over Gawker articles. I know, I've met them." t.co/6cq4JTlh1Z
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Anyone Else Think James Franco Should Sue the Hell Out of Gawker?

huffingtonpost.com – Larry Womack – Jul 10, 2015, 4:02 PM – Sorting through the avalanche of condemnation following Gawker's role in the alleged blackmailing of David Geithner, something else caught my eye. In a now-deleted tweet, current Vanity Fair contributor Richard Lawson admitted: In the series of…
Tyler Willis RT @balajis: "Gawker manufactured a story that accused someone of rape apparently for clicks and giggles" t.co/dMUBGEKWJ7 t.co/2Gl2MKfPVL
Marc Andreessen RT @balajis: "Gawker manufactured a story that accused someone of rape apparently for clicks and giggles" t.co/dMUBGEKWJ7 t.co/2Gl2MKfPVL
Ben Horowitz RT @balajis: "Gawker manufactured a story that accused someone of rape apparently for clicks and giggles" t.co/dMUBGEKWJ7 t.co/2Gl2MKfPVL
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What Can't Tech Money Buy?

nytimes.com – Susie Cagle – May 27 – Palo Alto, Calif. — IT did not take long for the tech industry to become the new establishment, and to assign itself the rights and responsibilities that come with such prosperity. In 2010, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett unveiled the Giving…
Marc Andreessen The far left has turned on philanthropy. Views it as threatening to primacy of centralized government power. t.co/XZuNnGXWom
Blake Commagere Totally. And even for non billionaires, the best way to steal money is to give it away to charity. Ask any thief. t.co/n0tYRQJFax
Marc Andreessen RT @rezendi: Wait, tech billionaires' wealth is now "stolen from the public"? Did IQs drop sharply while I was away or something? t.co/0F5MOXzGDh