Last year I wrote about some good advice I got when my last startup failed. For the past year, my life has been more or less “cleaned up,” and I’ve essentially started over.
Today, my team and I are diving deep into this new era of work. It is an exciting time of change in the workplace, with many new challenges and benefits. Work impacts our whole life — from the means to survive, to self worth, and even to our core identity. It should be no wonder work is directly connected to health. …
I am writing to you in support of the proposed State legislation aimed at identifying and intervening to help students with dyslexia in Michigan.
Our large population of dyslexic students (as many as 1 in 5) have been underserved for far too long. The negative consequences of this failure are dramatic and painful.
As Sally Shaywitz says in Overcoming Dyslexia, “once a pattern of reading failure sets in, many children become defeated, lose interest in reading, and develop what often evolves into a lifelong loss of their own sense of self-worth.”
This devastating reality leads to lifelong challenges and disproportionate…
Some complain Tim Cook is tone deaf for showcasing Apple’s incredible “space ship” headquarters in product launches. I don’t think so. Even my eleven year old said “I want to work there when I grow up” as we watched the iPhone 12 event this week. Highlighting how the space they invested in so massively is empty acknowledges the moment we are in very well. Nobody, not even Apple, could have fully anticipated where we are.
In so many ways our whole world exists in “The Space Between” right now — from a Presidential election, to a continuous global Pandemic, to kids learning virtually from our homes, to our jobs, and even our families. The condition is pervasive. The Tech world is no different, and it’s grappling with this reality at its usual frenetic pace.
Yet another Google product brand change perhaps best exemplifies the different future we are racing towards.
For working parents with young kids at home, there isn’t enough time to do it all. It’s a uniquely different experience from many others during COVID-19. Our older parents are stuck in their houses and lonely. To stay sane, our single friends have to form social bubble groups with other adults that make us jealous. Our couple friends without young kids at home get to travel around and enjoy the fringe benefits of working from anywhere. We have small kids. For us, it’s impossible to do this well all of the time. OK, just accept it. As my wife Robin…
There comes a time when you need to call it quits, whether you want to or not. I was there recently and it was gut-wrenching. My most ambitious startup yet, Trove, failed after five years of blood, sweat, tears and too much money lost. Further, my whole life needed to be re-evaluated, fast. I was on a dangerous path to losing my family and possibly my life. This is that story.
Like many, it begins wide-eyed and positive. Basically, I like to try things. I am OK with risk. I believe a good team can solve almost any problem and…
If you’ve followed Cahoots at all over the years, you’ll know we like pluses — a lot. So, where did they come from, and why?
We shared the story of our pluses first hand, three years ago at the first Intermitten conference. In fact, you can see how we framed the origin of our ++ symbol on YouTube around 30:30 of this talk….
Well folks… the time has finally come. We are announcing the Trove Mail app’s retirement today. The app’s official last day will be September 17th. After that, its artificial intelligence will be moving from helping people clean up their inboxes and highlighting missed questions, to a new networking app that helps the right people meet one another at the right time.
Over the years, the Trove Mail app attracted a small (relatively speaking) but enthusiastic user-base. Thank you to our users! Your encouragement has meant the world to us. Our team is devoted to creating AI-based solutions that make a…
As the Internet continues to expand around the world and onto all of our devices, it’s never been easier to connect with someone, but there is also a growing disconnect about what it means to have a connection. Undoubtedly, our online networks are beginning to get too big; hundreds of friends on Facebook, 500+ connections on LinkedIn, an ever-growing list of autofill email addresses and saved numbers on our phones. At some point, our online networks have become more of a Rolodex, and seemingly there is no way to convert our vast online contacts into a valuable network.
Along with introducing a new way for teams to share their connections, today we are announcing the start of Trove’s public training period.
Over the past few years, we have been quietly building the foundational technology behind Trove to deliver insights about your network from your historic messaging data. Through a combination of domain-specific traditional AI and machine learning approaches plus state-of-the-art deep learning and intelligent assistant interfaces, Trove provides a deeper understanding into the meaning of our communications than ever before.