Topic:   Will's General Newsletter

Taking back the Internet, more promising vaccine data, luciferase, and an idea about opt-in discussions on Satchel

In this newsletter I discuss my podcast episode this week with Andy Cronk, Moderna's vaccine, an interesting laboratory technique, and a better signal-to-noice UX that I'm thinking about and could help refining.

Blockchains, vaccines, and a promising future

In this newsletter I discuss this week's podcast on blockchains, and the great news from Pfizer and BioNTech regarding their vaccine.

PR for Startups, and hacking humanity for the common good

In this newsletter I talk about my podcast this week with Alex Skillman and how PR + technology could possibly be used to benefit humanity.

Leadership coaching, Reddit conversations about algorithms, and Startup Rocket for organizations

In this newsletter I talk about my podcast with Shandel Sutherland, my Reddit post from last week, and a 3-min screencast I made today regarding Startup Rocket and its features for organizations.

Are the algorithms going to lead us into war?

First, my guest on the podcast this week (John Biggs, https://twitter.com/johnbiggs, https://www.linkedin.com/in/johndbiggs/) is an entrepreneur, writer, and technologist. Second, I have a few thoughts on what algorithms - specifically social media algorithms - are doing to our brains and society at large.

Wisdom for entrepreneurs, Bio Eats World, and remember to register for this Saturday’s A Night of REST

A new podcast with Troy Henikoff, a new (long) article on how to prepare for bio eating the world, and a reminder to register for A Night of REST.

Starting a side business, the future of the Satchel platform, and a request for good books for new founders

Lead Honestly is a web-based software platform designed to help managers have better one-on-one meetings with their direct reports. Satchel is growing. And what books would you recommend for new founders?

From idea to exit in a few years, setting up a mac for web development, and followup from last week's episode on Lipidology

This week I’m honored to have two friends of mine share their story of building and growing a company, getting acquired, and merging in with a larger organization. I also share a screencast for Mac users setting up their computers for web development, and follow up from last's week's episode on lipidology.

Lipidology with Dave :: Code with Isaac. Plus, are "mainstream" and "keto" actually getting along?

In this week’s episode of Ventures, Dave Feldman (@DaveKeto) was kind enough to sit down with me and answer a ton of questions. Also, Isaac from South Carolina (14yrs old) sat down with me to walk through setting up his local Windows machine for Ruby on Rails web development.

Two important social justice issues to consider this week (and why to mark your calendar for October 17th)

First, listen/watch to today’s episode of Ventures: Period equity, femtech, health education, and Project Untaboo :: with Rachael Kim. Second, please mark your calendar: Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) is hosting A Night of REST: Virtual Soirée at 6pm PDT on Saturday, October 17th

Social entrepreneurship, Nuralink, Reddit, and my health science N=1 experiment this past spring

This week’s episode of Ventures explores entrepreneurial efforts to help the poorest of the poor globally. There is a lot to learn and digest here, and I’m excited to share this important conversation. (Also, a few thoughts on Nuralink, my Reddit post from last week, and my final writeup of the Whoop/AppleWatch/OuraRing N=1 experiment).

Finding a technical co-founder, starting a golf gear company, turning 40, and a Reddit post I wrote this morning reflecting on the past 20 years

I’m excited to share this week’s podcast conversation with the amazing Gabe Coyne (designer, developer, technologist, and entrepreneur) and his new startup, Stix. Also, while I haven’t been super active on Reddit the past decade, I wrote up a post in /r/Entrepreneur a couple hours ago and also popped it up on my Satchel site here.

New podcast episode on the founding story of Kickstarter & empowering creatives :: Plus, how to think like a (good) epidemiologist

It was fascinating to hear the founding story of Kickstarter and discuss with Charles and Wilson how to best support founders in this COVID-19 era, especially those inventing, creating, and selling tangible goods. Also, let's talk about Bayesian inference machines.

New podcast on startup branding strategies, plus a new screencast on crypto trading with the Ichimoku Cloud indicator system

I recorded a podcast episode with brand strategist Elisabeth Hass and visual designer Natalie Grummer on all-things startup branding, competitive analysis, naming, logo design. Also, in Q4 2017 I was introduced to a simple indicator system that has proven helpful through bear, horizontal, and bull markets, and I recorded a screencast this morning to share with you all.

Home education this fall and beyond, measuring sleep, and Ethereum turns five

I’m excited to release the fourth episode of the Ventures podcast today with my wife Sarah and our friend Abby as guests, check it out. And while many in the crypto community have mixed feelings about the state of the industry, and/or think it’s straight-up boring currently, there are many aspects of the ETH1 to ETH2 transition in particular that are worth learning.