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Mike's blog is at http://www.singlefounder.com/ so the book name must be playing off that. www.entrepreneur.com was probably taken!


I've long wondered about the streamlining benefits of company Amazon accounts. Just shipping savings would be huge, especially to large foreign companies whose staff receive many packages a day.


Mo anecdote. I'm unable to update to Win8.1. It keeps asking me to, I've tried twice and it's downloaded everything, it installs, reverts, gives me error id 0x80070002 - 0x20009.

Googling: http://tipsandtricksforum.com/thread-154.html

"If you connected a second drive or any external drive to your PC (a SSD or HDD) the upgrade will fail if the second (original) drive is not disconnected."

Ok, I have a second internal drive but it's internal and I can't disconnect it easily. I must take my notebook in to update Windows?

Now I'm being badgered every week to update. This is not the user experience I'm looking for.


52-week year rate isn't the attraction for me. I'd rather focus on the lifestyle and opportunities provided by a few weeks a year at $30k a week.


I can't see Musk trying to build a battery company as his primary focus. That's not exactly a world-changing life goal (well, for him. I'd be happy with that). That's like saying that Apple is a chip company because their chips are central to efficiency.

The battery might currently be the most important single component of an EV, but there is no guarantee that will be true in five/ten/twenty years. The car is more than just a mechanism to increase scale. You don't beat Musk by making a better battery company. You'd better find a way to beat this:


(The word 'battery' is not even mentioned in the article. Tesla could have less battery life but still win.)

Again, similar to Apple, Tesla found a point of advantage and will own it. The landscape will change and so will Tesla's efforts at building or maintaining an advantage against some very powerful companies.


Batteries may appear quite humble, but they are at the core of just about every technological advancement we have at the minute. Cars, laptops, phones, wearable devices.. they all depend on batteries. At the minute battery life is a real bottleneck for us. We are turning into a nation that plans their life around moving from charging station to charging station. Batteries are heavy and they don't last that long. The next truly world changing advancement is going to have to involve making access to energy much less heavy.


That's not exactly a world-changing life goal

An order of magnitude or two improvement of current battery technology will fundamentally change the world in ways we can hardly imagine. A cool electric car is nothing in comparison.


I have no idea if batteries are Musk's primary focus here, but creating very cheap and dense storage for electricity WOULD be as world-changing as you can get: if you solve that problem, you can't just replace combustion engines in cars, you can also use solar and wind power for base load on the grid.

This would be much more world-changing than cheap rockets.


My SO bought noise-cancelling in-ear headphones. She turns them on without music sometimes, just for the (relative) silence. Easier than changing jobs and she seems happy with it?

She enjoys the team vibe but also needs to block out people around her fairly often. The 'phones allow a lot more freedom to sit anywhere and still be able to work.


Very similar to underwater kites:



5 minutes ago I opened Twitter to find my stream had items that Meerkat was retweeting, of people I don't follow. Good strategy to increase usage, but I unfollowed and have now deleted the app.


I hope you later apologised to your dad. Imagine how hard that was to leave!


Argue the points, not the man.

"The danger of AI is that is will put increasing power in the hands of those who have the data and the know-how, i.e. large corporations and governments."

This assumes AI that continues to serve corporations and governments without question, despite increasing approximations of intelligence. Can you guarantee that?

It's like tasking monkeys to create rules that humans can't escape from. I'd bet on the humans. We can't even create financial rules that we can't evade. The risk in any complex system is emergent, unintended consequence.



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