Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Quick Link: Rami Essaid of Distil Networks on Startup Grind

The downloadable and streaming audio is here, the video is here.


  • Worrying about Competition Copying Ideas: The Unique Way in which you Execute Is Everything.
  • Equity split among founders who are full time and moonlighters who will join only post funding. He was the only one doing it full time, so he had a majority stake while the moonlighting co-founders split the  rest.
  • Starting without tech co-founders is an up hill battle. If you can't sell your vision for the product  to a techie, it would be difficult to sell it to investors.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Quick Link: John McAfee with James Altucher

The interview is titled "John Mcafee: The Most Interesting Man In The Universe. And, given the sheer colorfulness of his life - from selling his anti-virus company for Billions (to Intel), to becoming a fugitive in Belize, to his views on cyber threats and  now running for President - he almost lives up to the hyperbolic claim.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Quick Link: BREATHE and all the rest will follow

In this fun interview with Tim Ferris, endurance athlete and trainer extradionaire Wim Hof emphasises the importance of deep breathing, why he eats only one meal-a-day and other techniques.