Marriage Success Rate as a J Curve?

Khazan: What about people who say that there is a paralysis of choice—that online dating makes us non-committal because we can always go on a date with somebody else? Yagan: I think that means you end up in a better relationship. When you decide to stop going on OkCupid dates, it means you’re happy with… Continue reading Marriage Success Rate as a J Curve?

First Thoughts on Meeker’s Internet Trends

I’ll always remember how excited I was every time Mary Meeker’s report came out – especially when I was still a banker at Barclays. It not only contained tons of useful market data (a gold mine for analysts), but it also marked the steady passage of time. You could always count on a new Meeker… Continue reading First Thoughts on Meeker’s Internet Trends

What the @Facebook @Oculus acquisition tells me about the future

` Both the Internet and my own circle of friends have debated this issue to death (so price. much social.) And as Fred Wilson puts it,  It isn’t clear if the next thing is virtual reality, the internet of things, drones, machine learning, or something else. Larry doesn’t know. Zuck doesn’t know. I don’t know.… Continue reading What the @Facebook @Oculus acquisition tells me about the future

Learned Behavior: how the best products eventually change their users

When I evaluate product, either at the early or late stage of a startup, I’m always looking to see if the product has the potential to permanently modify user behavior outside of the product itself.  A few examples of this: Instagram : double-tapApple designer Bill Atkinson devised the double-click, and soon it became the de-facto… Continue reading Learned Behavior: how the best products eventually change their users

Quick Thoughts on @YCombinator’s First #FemaleFounders Conference

YC’s FFC was one of the more enjoyable conferences I’ve been to in a while. The attendees were great, the format was brisk, and the content shared was by and large very helpful.  At one point, there was a panel of founders discussing the topic of fundraising. Two things hit me: It was weird. I… Continue reading Quick Thoughts on @YCombinator’s First #FemaleFounders Conference