We're a startup trying to reinvent retail so men can dress well without being subject to the horrors of the high street or having to trawl through millions of items online. We do this using a combination of powerful algorithms and human stylists.
You'd be joining a small, highly technical team with a ton of startup experience (the founders have started and sold 2 companies before). You'll be one of the first technical hires and get to build and own huge parts of the product and work on the core algorithms.
One of our ancillary goals is to build one of the best engineering cultures anywhere, and we'd love you to help us do that. We launched in October and user and revenue numbers are scaling extremely quickly. We're backed by a collection of the top investors from London and Silicon Valley as well as Y Combinator.
We're especially interested in people who are interested in founding their own startup one day. We view working at Thread as a founder bootcamp where you'll learn about all parts of starting and growing a startup.
That is the same as saying its not the snake that kills you its the poison. Mosquitos do have something to do with Malaria as they carry it, willingly or not. I live in Houston where there are plenty of mosquitos and plenty of mosquito related illnesses/Deaths each year.(West Nile, Bird Flu) Mosquitos are a serious nuisance, and to top it off I am pretty allergic to the bites, mine swell up and itch pretty severely. I would love to see more research put into controlling these things. Regardless of the fact that they are unwitting carriers of Malaria and other disease, they deserve more attention for eradication. Hopefully in a way that doesn't involve blanketing an area with pesticide...
I don't get it. A good book is an enormous amount of work.. probably several months full-time, at the very least, and a bigger risk than contracting for example. If it's about the money (which happens to be the title of the post), it doesn't look like a success to me. What am I missing?
If you are keeping a blog anyway (like the author did), then the marginal effort to edit/repackage your best work into a book is not that great.
(Another data point: I have a math blog, and did the same ebook repackaging for 12 of my favorite topics; it's an Amazon as a Kindle ebook/paperback & PDF on my site, makes low 4-figures monthly).
If you write on an evergreen topic (management philosophy, math, etc.), the effort can definitely be worth it. Of course, having an established audience helps (So start the blog today! In 12-18 months of not-too-much writing effort, the book may emerge.)
Because in general, the people with experience in the sectors he talks about will want a position of power, and aren't interested in working with their hands. Business owners want to hire these people (I won't place a judgement on the decision itself) and therefore need to have the open positions.
Things are changing though, at least in the tech sector.