Thursday Things

Potentially ground-breaking news in the US (if you’re into this kind of thing), where a common diabetes drug, metformin, is about to be trialed for its anti-aging properties. Ground-breaking because this trial sets a precedent for aging being treated as a disease, ground-breaking because this drug is very well characterised (in use since the 1950s) […]

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Arguments about disruption

Christenson says that Uber and Tesla aren’t disruptive innovations, they don’t fit his model of disruption. Wadhwa disagrees and says that Christenson doesn’t understand modern innovation. I favour Christenson

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The world is not very financially literate. Standard & Poors ranked the world based on 4 topics of financial literacy and we did poorly (PDF link). Thankfully, the UK ranked 6th place overall; more worryingly, the US didn’t even place in the top 10. You can take a quick, modified version of the test on […]

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Think Different – Startup Isomorphism

“My startup [vowel redacted name] is the Uber of  [Segway city tours]”. You’ll never be Uber because you’re aiming for the clouds when Uber is aiming for the stars. Like rocketry, if it comes crashing down then it will be a catastrophic fall; because you were never aiming so high you might not explode, you […]

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The fourth weekly Thursday Things, coming at you. I’ve managed to keep this up for a while, maybe I should call my doctor. This week I started an edX course for the first time. I’ve looked at them in the past and even signed up to a couple, but I’ve never actually gone through and […]

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Welcome to the third weekly Thursday Things and thanks for continued reading. Hopefully you’ll appreciate the diverse nature of what I’m reading and bringing together in interesting tidbits here. As you’ll have seen there is no real theme, just things that I have found interesting in the past week.

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Droning on about delivery

There is loads of buzz about using drones for delivering items to people. Google are doing it. Amazon are doing it. DHL are doing it. I don’t see the point of it, except in limited use cases. I think it will be used, almost certainly, delivering packages to remote locations that are difficult to access […]

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