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Conviction in the Face of Noise

Nine years after starting a company to make machines listen to music at MIT, Brian and Tristan are selling their company, The Echo Nest, to Spotify, the largest music streaming service in the world. It's a great day for them and the rest of the team. It's also a great day for conviction-- the quality I find most relevant for entrepreneurs whose vision is off the beaten path, but a quality often challenged by the latest fad. Read More

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The Perfect Valentine

I’ve found the perfect Valentine’s gift for that geek girl in your life. Actually, it works fine for non-geeks but given that you are reading my blog, I’m pretty sure your wife or girlfriends is somewhat of a geek. Read More

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In Defense of MBAs

Dan Primack at Fortune re-started a discussion around whether MBAs make good entrepreneurial founders, based on Chamath’s remarks at an HBS event. While I’ve commented on this on a Quora answer in the past, I’ll weigh in again… Read More

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