Lessons and Observations on Running Startups & Small Businesses

http://neeskungfu.com/DlU/ Lessons and Observations on Running Startups & Small Businesses The operational know-how on a business is obvious, a startup, not so much. If you know the path of your company and product/market fit are established, hire position players, not generalists. To poach someone, take them to a customer meeting and watch their reactions. Non-diverse teams […]

An Undergrad Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech

https://www.arrova.cat/21661-ph29116-bayer-aspirin-low-dose-coupon.html An Undergrad Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech An Industrial Engineering degree from the best program in the world costs ~$20,000/yr. The curriculum centers around creating ‘well rounded individuals.’ Throughout my schooling, I did research projects and contract work to ensure that I’d have some level of depth and exposure to industry level problems during […]

Wasted IC Design Engineering Effort

Wasted IC Design Engineering Effort TL;DR: IC design costs too much. There’s no version control in IC design, you can’t fork someone’s design, and the cost of failure is abnormally high. There’s no feedback loop for electronics commercialization. The cost of failure is too high. One company, Efabless, is fixing it all. The Reality for […]

The Maurice Hilleman Story: How a Montana Farm Boy Saved 1 Billion People

The Maurice Hilleman Story: How a Montana Farm Boy Saved 1 Billion People In 1919, Maurice Hilleman was born in Miles City, Montana. The next 85 years of his life he would leave a reckoning of life saving vaccines in his wake, being credited with saving more human lives than any other scientist in the […]

12 Reasons SpaceX Won’t Fly a Manned Mission to Mars by 2030

12 Reasons SpaceX Won’t Fly a Manned Mission to Mars by 2030 Elon Musk has claimed that SpaceX can get a manned mission to Mars by ~2030. I think this is impossible given the monetary and engineering constraints, but here’s why…. Keep in mind, the Saturn V took ~$40 Billion to build in today’s dollars […]