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“My parents were captured when I was sixteen. They both died in prison.”
“What do you remember about the day they were taken?”
“I’m sorry. I don’t think I can do this. Can we stop?” 
(Shaqlawa, Iraq)

Every story an individual tragedy in its own right.

Thankfully we no longer have to wear those silly wigs. Happy Independence Day!


What’s in a Flop: “Injuries” and Writhing Time at the World Cup


Age 19 Matt Mullengweg co-founded WordPress
Age 20 John Collison co-founded Stripe
Age 21 Sophia Amoruso co-founded Nasty Gal
Age 22 Joe Lonsdale co-founded Palantir
Age 23 Alexis Ohanian co-founded Reddit
Age 24 Michelle Zatlyn co-founded Cloudflare
Age 25 Daniel Ek co-founded Spotify
Age 26…

Age 66, Neil Warren founded eHarmony.

Glimpse launch party at #SXSW with Elissa and Pax at Valhalla – View on Path.


"I was a trader for most of my life. At one point I was the Vice Chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange. But instead of retiring, I decided to go back to school and get a degree in social work. Because I figured God wasn’t going to care much about my golf handicap. But being an older student sort of turns your whole world upside down. Last month, I worked on a project with a kid that I used to coach in basketball."

Wow. Talk about giving back to the community. #respect

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Steve Blank: “Why Continuous Deployment May Mean Continuous Customer Disappointment”
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"Come by for a taste of your childhood. Unless your childhood sucked, then we’ll share a taste of ours." at The Grilled Cheese Grill – View on Path.

Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful day in Portland. (at RiverPlace Marina)

Good crowd for inaugural #SF @CofoundersLab Matchup (at Parisoma)