A derivative is a mathematical tool to measure the rate of change. In physics, this takes the form of change in distance over time, or what we call speed. And if you take the derivative of the derivative, you get acceleration — the second derivative. We tend to think in straight lines, but the world […]
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My new pattern requires renting cars at the airports as needed. I am progressively ceasing to own things, not on a political-schism basis,…but simply on a practical basis. Possession is becoming progressively burdensome and wasteful and therefore obsolete. — R. Buckminster Fuller, Operations Manual to Spaceship Earth Fuller was a bit ahead of his time, […]
I’ve been looking at hydro/aqua-ponics lately and ran across Azolla. The only real economic reason for the fish is nitrogen. Azolla would be a possible substitute for the fish—need to figure out conversion ratios and space. Would think growing plants has to be more effective then feeding fish but might take up more space. Azolla’s […]
I’ve started including a recommended reading list with our offer letters to potential hires and thought I’d post it here as well. The list includes blogs and books and is arranged alphabetically by author within each section and will be occasionally updated. General & Organizational Ben Horowitz: The Hard Thing About Hard Things Ray Dalio: […]
I was lucky enough to recently attend the presentation of the Pritzker Prize in Architecture at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. This year’s winner was Shigeru Ban, who is probably best known for his work in disaster relief using cheap materials like cardboard tubes. His do-it-yourself refugee shelters have been used in Japan, Turkey, and Rawanda. […]