Ivan Zatko

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This Is What I Do Before 8 AM.

Don’t try and life-hack your way to post human status.<p>I’m an entrepreneur. And a writer. And a creative. I do a lot of different things, a lot of …

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.<p><i>This article was originally published January 28, 2017.</i><p><i>Update: March 17, 2018:</i> <i>Facebook lawyer Paul Grewal announced in a blog post Friday that the company has suspended Strategic Communication</i> …

Cambridge Analytica

The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen

It’s Zuora’s, and it’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>A few months ago, my friend Tim took a new sales job at a Series C tech company that had raised over $60 …

Once mocked, Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of Instagram was a stroke of genius

In April of 2012, Facebook shocked the tech world when it acquired Instagram for $1 billion. At the time, the acquisition raised quite a few …

Hardware by the Numbers (Part 1: Team + Prototyping)

<i>This is part 1 of a series on what building a scalable hardware business looks like. Read</i> <i>part 2</i><i>,</i> <i>part</i> <i>3, and</i> <i>part 4</i><i>. Written by</i> <i>@BenEinstein</i><i>.</i><p>Part 1: Team …

10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: What I Learned

(Credit: Wired magazine. )<p><i>Time to read: 50 minutes</i><p>We touched down in Las Vegas only three hours before, but we were already back in the plane and …

How to Find Your Life Purpose: An Unconventional Approach

Let’s say you’re feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, can’t find your passion, directionless, not clear on what your purpose in life …

The Third Transportation Revolution

Lyft’s Vision for the Next Ten Years and Beyond<p><b>Introduction: A Country Built for Cars</b><p>I remember when I first fell in love with cars. It started small …

Urban Design

How Steve Jobs Became a Billionaire

<b>By Lawrence Levy</b><p>Illustration by Steven Wilson for Fortune<p>October 19, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>Steve Jobs’ name is forever tied to Apple: the company he …

Airbus is building flying taxis so that it can become the Uber of the skies

Uber released a 98-page white paper last week outlining its plans to bring "flying cars" to commuters by 2026. Google co-founder Larry Page is also funding a "flying car" project through a start-up named Zee.Aero, and its prototype was reportedly seen in action at Hollister Municipal Airport in …

Just Twenty-Five Pages a Day

I (Jeff) love my bookshelves. I love the physical act of having the books up there on the shelves to be looked at, admired, remembered.When I was …

A Powerful Hack to Become Who You Want to Be, Backed by Research

In 1971, psychologist Philip Zimbardo and a team of researchers conducted a study to examine the effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard …

Elon Musk thinks universal income is answer to automation taking human jobs

Tech innovators in the self-driving car and AI industries talk a lot about how many human jobs will be innovated out of existence, but they rarely …

Universal Basic Income

The Broccoli Point: Why Creating Habits Is Hard

Read the below with this caveat in mind: <b>Constant learning and self-improvement can and must be done for great life results.</b><p>It’s a wonderful idea to …

Broccoli

Why Hitting the Snooze Button Makes Waking Up Harder Than It Needs to Be

As far as morning guilty pleasures go, hitting the snooze button ranks up there with a breakfast made entirely of bacon or ordering one of those …

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.<p>In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things:<p>Not …

Public Speaking

23 Charts That Show Why This Is The Best Moment In History To Be Born

Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart. Between Ebola, climate change, Russia's invasion of the Ukraine, and the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria, there's bad news everywhere you look.<p>Yet while speaking at the UN on September 24, President Obama said that he often tells young people in the …

How the food you eat affects your brain - Mia Nacamulli

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Amsterdam Startup In Residence

Amsterdam

60 Seconds Smarter: Tokenization

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China's Building Cities So Fast, People Don't Have Time to Move In

With an estimated 700 million of its billion or so residents now residing in urban areas, China has reached an important tipping point in its …

Urban Design

What Will Become Of China's Ghost Cities?

Little did we know that most of that iron ore being shipped to Guangzhou from Rio de Janeiro and Port Hedland, Australia was going to build Chinese cities; cities that would remain vacant for years. China single-handedly topped the phrase “bridge to nowhere” and made ghost cities a euphemism for …

China

We made $142,000 on Kickstarter and you can too

Hello! We are the team behind The Contender. We had an idea for a card game, created a Kickstarter page and will soon have a physical product to sell …

Annapurna Moonrise: Night Photography at Base Camp

Kickstartup<p>Successful fundraising with Kickstarter.com<br>& (re)making <i>Art Space Tokyo</i><p>$24,000 in 30 days<br>a room full of books in 60<br>& a new way of …

How we got our Kickstarter campaign featured on Product Hunt

We spent countless hours playing by Product Hunt rules.<p>Was it really worth it?<p>It all started after reading this great article by Need/Want a few …

Every resource we used to plan and launch a $75k Kickstarter campaign

So you want to crowdfund? Know what you’re getting into.<p>There’s no shortage of articles out there promising a step-by-step guide to running a …

How Triggertrap’s $500k Kickstarter campaign crashed and burned

Naiveté, poor decisions and six expensive lessons we learned along the way<p><i>by Haje Jan Kamps, then-CEO at</i> <i>Triggertrap</i><i>.</i><p><i>Never heard of Triggertrap? If</i> …

How Zano Raised Millions on Kickstarter and Left Most Backers with Nothing

<i>Kickstarter tasked me, a freelance reporter, to find out why a highly funded crowdfunding campaign for a palm-sized drone flamed out in order to give</i> …

Drones