Doug Scott, loud mouth Geordie entrepreneur living in the Midlands.

Who will win Mikes prize?

Who will win Mikes prize? Mike Butcher  ( picture below ) hosts The Europa’s tonight:   Who will win? Will I win??   Doug Picture: By Keith Allison – Mike Butcher, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17079681

Arrogance in the Tech world from Paul Graham

Arrogance in the Tech world from Paul Graham Who said techies had become arrogant self centred people?? Seemingly Sam Altman of YCombinator was not allowed to be served at the bar at The Ritz in London because he was wearing trainers ( sneakers ). Picture from his twitter handle included:)   Sam quotes: Low point: Read More

When to take VC

When to take VC Great Post from Mike at Mosaic: http://www.mosaicventures.com/mosaicblog/2016/5/30/when-to-take-vc Read it below if you are too lazy to click on above link:) When to take VC Mosaic Insights It may be a surprise to hear this from a venture capitalist, but the vast majority of startups should not take money from our industry. Read More

A Great Pro EU article from Nishul Saperia

A Great Pro EU article from Nishul Saperia ( http:[email protected]) Many of you will know it:) I am voting to stay in the European Union. One of the main reasons is fundamental about the kind of world I want to live in and believe in. I believe in minimising the barriers between people and cultures Read More

What to do with billions of useless humans?

What to do with billions of useless humans? Great post in Korea: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160428000669 It is no news that machines have come to largely replace physical labor and computers surpass human beings in processing data. But in the future, the development of artificial intelligence may render humans obsolete even in the realm of emotional intelligence, according Read More

YCombinator and the Greatest Trick Ever Pulled

YCombinator and the Greatest Trick Ever Pulled Y Combinator originally invested in 40 or so new startups a year, mostly from Stanford University. Investments were small ($5,000 + $5,000/founder) in exchange for around 6% of equity. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.   To see in retrospect Read More

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