Pedro Paramo is the book I’ve most given away. It's a thin, easy to read, very influential novel. It will haunt you. The second book I've most given away is Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain's Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. Through a series of alternating interviews, PKM traces the history of punk. From … Continue reading [Three by Five] 12. Please Kill Me
Netflix just started airing Altered Carbon. It's a rad take Richard K. Morgan's 2002 cyberpunk novel. One of my favorite genres, cyberpunk typically explores how the street repurposes tech, life in cyberspace and off-planet. Last fall, I reread William Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy - Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive. (Neuromancer, BTW, is credited with … Continue reading [Three by Five] 4. The Sprawl Triology
I'm a story nerd. I enjoy re-reading books, re-watching movies. I like figuring out how the authors or film makers put the story together. What hints did they place at the beginning of the story, and resolve at the end? I've read plenty of books on writing screenplays, plotting, and character development. Last year, I … Continue reading [Three by Five] 3. The Story Grid. Pedro Paramo.
To paraphrase, Lean Startup author Eric Reis, "We can build any product. The question is: Will anyone buy it?" True Story: She is developing a new chip set. It's revolutionary in its design and potential applications. When I ask about customers, she answers, "We're building a platform, like the app store." When I ask about … Continue reading Product Market Fit
Here's a link to my Pinterest board of media consumed during 2017. It's always fun to go back and review what I read, listened to and watched. In many ways, it was a year for cyberpunk because I was anticipating Blade Runner 2049 and I wanted to reread Snowcrash. But overall, I didn't read as … Continue reading 2017 Media Consumed: Highlights
Life Science Leader's editor Rob Wright posted a very positive review of What's Your Bio Strategy? Says Rob: Today we stand on the precipice overlooking a new frontier — the century of biology, and businesses of all kinds need to be prepared to not only embrace what is coming, but have a strategy for how to … Continue reading What’s Your Bio Strategy? First Review from Life Science Leader