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Why Big Companies Make Bad Products [Steve Jobs]

Steve Jobs on product (and taking a dig at John Sculley).

[Weekend Drop] Developer Relations (with Sai Senthilkumar of Redpoint)

Redpoint invited me to riff on DevRel topics and 400 people signed up.

[Music Fridays] Adam and the Metal Hawks

My current obsession is an up and coming YouTube Rock band.

Engineering as Marketing: The Growth Hack for a $35b Marketing Empire [Dharmesh Shah]

HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah talks about the most effective growth hack for his company.

Email Economics: The Math to a $800k Email [Sam Parr, Nathan Barry]

Sam Parr's Black Friday stunt was sneaky but also extremely effective.

Angel Economics: The Math to a $100k Angel Portfolio [Jason Calacanis, Zach Coelius]

JCal breaks down how he thinks an amateur angel investor should structure their portfolio for followon rounds.

Podcast Economics: The Math to $14,000 a month [Jordan Harbinger, Cal Newport]

Two top podcasters talk CPMs, audience size, and the math of podcasting.

[Weekend Drop] Sunil Pai: React and the Meta of the Web

A wideranging convo with Sunil covering the future of React, the Third Age of JavaScript, and the Meta of online discourse.

[Weekend Drop] Temporal - Not so Temporary (with Jaden Baptista)

My conversation with Jaden Baptista introducing him to Temporal.

React Native's Near Death Experience [Christopher Chedeau]

The fate of React Native hung in the balance. One man's brave decision changed an industry forever.

How React got Traction [Pete Hunt]

How React overcame its haters: by listening.

[Movie Fridays] Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The wuxia Marvel film is here and it mostly worked!

Journey to Vitess [Alkin Tezuysal]

A proxy layer to scale MySQL, from YouTube.

Journey to CockroachDB [Spencer Kimball]

Journey to TimeScaleDB [Mike Freedman]

A short history of Time Series databases, and why TimeScaleDB is a PostgreSQL extension rather than a new DB.

Journey to MongoDB [Mark Porter]

Why MongoDB, from the CTO of MongoDB

[Weekend Drop] The True Story of Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale tells his own story in his impeccable style.

[Music Fridays] The Petersens

The most wholesome family band on YouTube.

The Origin of Braintree [Bryan Johnson]

The $800m business school plan, executed in 6 years.

The Origin of Twilio [Jeff Lawson]

Twilio's origins and early mishaps, through Jeff's eyes.

The Origin of Waze [Noam Bardin]

How Waze crowdsourced its way to a Billion dollar payout — because it had no choice.

The Origin of Kubernetes and Heptio [Joe Beda]

The origin of k8s and its spinoff company, from its CTO.

[Weekend Drop] An Evening With Kevin Smith

Deconstructing how Kevin Smith talks about Superman Lives and Tim Burton.

[Music Fridays] Walk Off The Earth

One of my favorite indie rock + pop cover bands

Unity [Robert Cialdini]

Tribalism - the newest Influence principle.

Commitment and Consistency [Robert Cialdini]

The most underappreciated principle of Influence.

Social Proof and Scarcity [Robert Cialdini]

How does Steph Smith's ratchet pricing strategy use Cialdini's principles?

The Power of Contrast [Robert Cialdini]

How do you convince someone to accept a situation they normally wouldn't? Show them that it could be much worse.

[Music Fridays] Alan Silvestri

Defining over 40 years of the greatest Hollywood soundtracks.

The Third Generation of Cryptocurrency [Charles Hoskinson]

What comes after Ethereum?

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