Innovation Mama: The Bottomless Coffee Cup -
In Israel, they’re experimenting with a novel business model: subscriptions to unlimited cups of coffee at selected local, independent coffee shops. There are actually two levels of coffee subscriptions: unlimited coffee for NIS 169 or just one coffee a day at NIS 99. Either way, a pretty…
Jesus Christ, Silicon Valley: What Your Profile Picture Says About You (Hint: \"You\'re a Douchebag\") -
Warning: this post contains graphic imagery of pricks, cunts and assholes.
I have a new favorite douchebag profile pic: Enthralling My Fucking Audience. This one is phenomenal; you’ve probably seen it somewhere amongst your fucking friends. It’s where a Very Important Dbag (VIDb) is captivating…
Neuroinformaticians from Radboud University Nijmegen provide a mathematical model for efficient communication in relationships. Love affair dynamics can look like a sinus wave: a smooth repetitive oscillation of highs and lows. For some couples these waves grow out of control, leading to breakup, while for others they smooth into a state of peace and quietness. Natalia Bielczyk and her colleagues show that the ‘relationship-sinus’ depends on the time partners take to form their emotional reactions towards each other.
Mathematicians model love. For a less scientific take, see Julian Hibbard’s abstract diagrams of love, then wash down with the science of positivity resonance.
How Many Times Will You Try?
Doing anything amazing turns out to be really hard. Incredibly hard. In the startup world sometimes we thought there were instant successes when people hacked together a website and the next day they had millions of users. Now building Vash we realized, there are no instant successes. Good products take time to build. We have to fight for every user. When we see that a user deleted our app it seems like the end of the world. Basically when you’re building something at any moment you can be really close to giving up. The question is how many times should you really try before you call it quits? So we looked at people who succeeded after having failed a lot.
- 3 times Steven Spielberg was rejected by University of Southern California, after which he dropped out to become a director.
- 26 times Tim Ferris’s book The 4 Hour WorkWeek was rejected by publishers
- 104 times an average couple has sex before conceiving
- 162 times the author of this infographic made searches for this data
- 300 times founder of Pandora.com approached investors before he got funding
- 400 times a National Geographic photographer shoots before getting the final image
- 1009 times Colonel Sanders who just started KFC was turned down when he tried selling his fried chicken recepie
- 5126 times James Dyson created failed prototypes of his vacuum cleaner before succeeding
Anna Vital and Vlad Shyshov
Once upon a time, I was a little princess. – View on Path.
City Nomads: Great places for weekend brunch
Night before starting a new job and I’m struck with insomnia/jetlag. 😞 – Read on Path.
Discovered lactose-free milk. Life-changing, and for just €1.45! YUM. – View on Path.
This was lunch today. I think that’s enough jamón to last me for a while. at Bar Papitu – View on Path.
Theoretically, I save money by making my own breakfast. In practice, the problem is that I want to eat everything. So, really, I’m just doubling calories and expenditure. Fail. – Read on Path.
First breakfast, at home, before hitting La Boqueria in an hour. Had to make tea in a bowl because the cups were too small! – View on Path.
In lieu of a guidebook, I decided to get a portable wifi device and let @foursquare show me around Barcelona. May work out better! – Read on Path.
Such yellow eyes. – View on Path.
Mischa the house cat. – View on Path.