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Phillip Jackson

Layer upon Layer

One of the things that stuck with me from the book I read several months ago "What Technology Wants" is how written word has contributed to science. Kelly makes what seems like an obvious point now that without written text we would constantly have to rediscover things. However, now we can write down the formula or the methodology . . .

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March 21, 2011

Great Launchpad Experience

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5 Months ago I received the acceptance email to the Founder Institute. I had applied just to see if I could get in, once I did I was determined to go even though the class was in Houston. I told my employer who supported me and helped me to get to classes each week.

Founder Institute is run by the great Adeo Ressi. I can't say enough . . .

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February 28, 2011

Incremental progress is very marginal

I recently read a book from a guy who I have a lot of respect for. Kevin Kelly has a great blog and his book "what technology wants" is fantastic.

Silvrback blog imageIn this book he tells the story of a missionary who is working in china. In the village that he works with all the people gather crops manually without the use of any tools. Of course . . .

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December 18, 2010

Only the best survive- Founder Institute Houston

Here are the latest from my founder institute class. We've lost a lot of members between the first night and the third session. If you are thinking you are ready for a startup incubator you better make sure that you've thought a lot about your idea, and you know what you're made of. This program isn't for people who think they . . .

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December 11, 2010

The Beginning

In mid October I found out I was accepted to the Founder Institute . While honored to be accepted after taking the test and completed the application, I figured Houston was just too far to commute for 14+ weeks. After thinking about it further and realizing that my friends where tired of hearing the ten thousand start up ideas I had I decided . . .

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November 11, 2010

To the highest bidder

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One of the problems with all the app stores is "app discovery" it's searchable but if it's a common keyword maybe you don't find exactly what you are looking for. I can't imagine it's much longer before apple and google begin to sell "adwords" for apps. My guess is that it would work exactly like . . .

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November 06, 2010

HI MOM! Look I'm on TV

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I'm so bullish on video and the idea that you can see anyone, anywhere, anytime. I can Imagine Dr's talking to patients without the person leaving the house, or for example I'm dealing with a car insurance issue currently what if though a video chat I could show the adjuster what he needed to see? Not to mention the obvious use . . .

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October 30, 2010

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