Just got back from a week long vacation to Key West, FL. If you’ve never been there, this poster for Capt. Tony’s sums it up nicely (the oldest bar in Florida and one of Hemingway’s favorite hangouts, back when it was Sloppy Joe’s). Oh yeah, this guy also became mayor of Key West from 1989 – 1991. He was a true swashbuckler, one of the last. You can read his full bio here.
“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
Found via Value Investing World
Somewhat narrow version of Disruption of you ask me but an awesome article. I tend to think of disruption as anything that pisses off / scares the incumbents and makes them revise their game plan. That definition is broad and not very helpful. Andy Rachleff’s definition (based on Clay Christensen’s definition) is much more structured and useful.
If you do anything remotely related to startups you’ve probably used CrunchBase at least once or twice. It is an awesome platform with a ton of great data.
It appears the folks at big data analytics company SiSense has utilized CrunchBase’s API to create some pretty sweet visualizations. Check ’em out.