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[Podcast] Audeze CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:48:25 +0000

Sankar Thiagasamudram is the co-founder and CEO of Audeze, a maker of high-quality headphones, which are all the rage with audiophiles and music professionals. Sankar, who started his life working for a high-end 3D graphics company, is an engineer by training and audiophile in real life. He co-founded the company with Alexander Rosson. They were...

[PhotoSet]: Sunrise on Ocean Beach, San Francisco

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:00:39 +0000

Ocean Beach, San Francisco: I have made it a ritual to pick up my camera and go for a walk every Sunday morning. I want to capture the city of San Francisco in the soft morning light, long before it is overrun by Ubers and Lyfts. Long before people wake up from their late nights,...

Words to live by…

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:45:17 +0000

Givenchy, the man behind the namesake fashion atelier passed away at the age of 91. This one quote has helped me with my own life and career transitions.

A Hippocratic Oath for Technologists

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:30:06 +0000

M.K. Dale has come up with what is an “optional oath for building ethically considered experiences” that seek to address the narcotic-like challenges of modern Internet applications. It also seeks to act as a moral counterweight to an increasingly dominant technology industry. ….we move forward not just by patching holes in current technology, but by...

Is Daylight Saving Time good for anything?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:00:23 +0000

Daylight Savings Time is really a pain in the derriere. And also quite dumb in the age of the network and atomic clocks. It’s absurd – and fitting – that a century later, opponents and supporters of daylight saving are still not sure exactly what it does. Despite its name, daylight saving has never saved...

Why your competitors don’t matter

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:37:17 +0000

By signing up for your competitor’s product, all you get is feature parity. By reading your competitor’s marketing, all your marketing starts to sound the same. By reading about your competitor’s latest fundraise, all you get is anxiety that they’ll have more money to “out execute” you. In other words, if you are a startup,...