2015/08/31 第324期

How to go for 10X

"10X" 这个词被用得很多了:10X idea(从0到1?)、10X engineers(最牛逼的工程师)、10X architecture。革命性的、好得不得了的东西。文章给出大概的思路,如何做到 10X?

文中引用了俩名人名言 --

被问到如何为 research 选题,Dijkstra说:"Do only what only you can do!" 

林肯说:"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe" (磨刀不误砍柴工™)

The Confidence / Competence Ratio

用这个公式来看是否有自知之明:CLUE = confidence / competence。CLUE等于1的,有自知之明;小于1的,过于不自信;大于1的,过于自信。

"I’m attracted to people who know what they know and know what they don’t know. These people are constantly learning and their competence around a particular topic increases linearly with their confidence."

The Upside of a Downturn in Silicon Valley

泡沫破灭、经济形势差未必是坏事。房价降低、101公路不会那么堵、小公司招人会容易些、营销费用降低 -- 这时候现金充裕的公司就很有优势了。

"In good times, in other words, it’s relatively easy to be a great start-up chief executive. When winter comes to Silicon Valley, we’ll find out which founders really shine. A lot of them won’t. Things won’t be pretty. But maybe it’s time."

公共交通系统应该是Uber的好朋友

有了 Uber 后,普通家庭不用买车了(尤其是大城市里的人)?只用 Uber 的话,费用也不便宜。那如果人们大部分时候用公共交通系统,再配合使用 Uber,会不会更经济、方便?

"If Uber is to achieve its goal of becoming cost-competitive with car ownership, it may have an unlikely ally: public transit. A combination of (mostly) public transit along with some Uber rides can be affordable for a wider range of customers than Uber alone."

刚毕业的同学别去创业公司工作

以前有推荐过鼓吹要加入创业公司的文章。今天来看看不同的观点。尽管是写给 designer 的,我觉得里面提到的点也适用于其他工种。

”The world needs fixing, not disrupting.“