[Three by Five] #9 | Dragon: Norbert the Norwegian Notchback

Hagrid, Hogwarts' groundskeeper, always wanted a pet dragon. [Alert: Spoilers ahead.] He mentions it in passing early in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. Later, he goes on to win a huge black dragon egg from "some stranger during a game of cards." He reads Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit and heats his prize … Continue reading [Three by Five] #9 | Dragon: Norbert the Norwegian Notchback

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I Built a 22,000 Contact Network on LinkedIn. Here’s Why You Don’t Need To. Part 1

TL;DR I grew my LinkedIn network to 22K contacts. You *might* grow yours to advance your career. “You want to have as large a LinkedIn network as possible,” he said. At the time, I didn’t understand. What was this investor was telling me? I’d been on the professional social network for a few years. I’d … Continue reading I Built a 22,000 Contact Network on LinkedIn. Here’s Why You Don’t Need To. Part 1

Product Market Fit

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

Why You Need a Bio Strategy

Here's a spoken word version of the keynote I gave at Biofabricate 2017. To learn more about why you need a bio strategy, click here.

What I’m Reading

Happy New Year! Over the holidays, I unsubscribed from dozens of newsletters. I was very critical in thinking through whether a newsletter belonged in my email box. Was it helping me stay informed? Was it inspiring? Or, was it wasting (virtual) space? Here are a few of the newsletters I subscribe to stay up to date on biotech, … Continue reading What I’m Reading