Topic:   Health Science

Startup historians and continuous glucose monitoring

In this newsletter I talk about this week's podcast and my new N=1 experiments with a Dexcom G6.

Soil science, grains, technology, and the future of health care

In this week's newsletter I talk about my podcast with Joni Kindwall-Moore and about STAT NEWS' recent eBook they released with IBM.

Soil science, microbiomes, and loving grains again :: with Joni Kindwall-Moore

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Joni Kindwall-Moore (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joni-kindwall-moore-rn-57a81014/) and I discuss the science behind grains, soils, and microbiomes. We also talk about the story of her startup (https://snacktivistfoods.com/) and how her team is helping to regenerate healthy soils and grains to improve human health.

Discovering purpose, growth loops, and ancient grains

In this newsletter I talk about this week's podcast, alternatives to funnel-based thinking, and gluten-free grains.

Purpose & meaning in the 2020s, insightful podcasts on Bitcoin, and taking Vitamin D seriously

In this newsletter I talk about this week's podcast, recent interviews on Web 3, and a wake-up call regarding Vitamin D.

B2B Sales, NFTs, and PEG

In this newsletter I talk about this week's podcast, Non-Fungible Tokens, and Polyethylene Glycol.

Product design in the no-code era, cryptocurrency regulations in the USA, and psychedelic microdosing vs. placebos

In this general newsletter I cover topics related to this week's podcast, cryptocurrencies, and health science.

HealthTech entrepreneurship, surviving cancer, and starting FertilityAnswers :: with Alice Crisci

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Alice Crisci (https://www.instagram.com/fertilityanswers_/) and I discuss her journey as a cancer survivor and entrepreneur in the medical/fertility space. While many people turn to “Dr. Google” when trying to find answers to their medical questions, Alice and her team have created a more sophisticated and personalized approach for finding answers to fertility-related questions. In addition to talking about MedAnswers and their first vertical, FertilityAnswers, Alice and I also talk about mental health for founders, how to validate an initial entrepreneurial idea, and how to think about smart resource allocations for effective go-to-market strategies.

Virtual identities, a primer on antigens and vaccines, and the New Magic is Turbo

In this newsletter I write about this week's podcast, a primer I wrote on viruses, antigens, antibodies, contagiousness, vaccines, and COVID-19 testing, and the release of Hotwire and Turbo in the Rails community.

A primer on viruses, antigens, antibodies, contagiousness, vaccines, and COVID-19 testing

Like millions of households around the world right now, my family and I recently caught a virus. Trillions of the little buggers invaded at least my sons (9 & 14 years old) while my wife and I - along with our 12-yr old daughter - wondered if we were all getting COVID-19. Our tests came back negative, but during the 70 hours we waited for results, we spent a lot of time researching immunology and discussing what to do.

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.

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.

How to prepare for (and participate in) biology eating the world

About a year ago, Vijay Pande over at A16z published Biology is Eating the World: A Manifesto, which echoes Marc Andreessen’s famous thesis that software is eating the world (i.e. that code is being relentlessly applied to all niches of business and industry to provide value). While the era of software is well underway, I agree with Vijay that we’re entering a new era where biology has “shifted from an empirical science to an engineering discipline” and that “we have finally begun using nature’s own machinery—through biological engineering—to design, scale, and transform biology.”

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.