Where Einstein Meets Edison

The Unexotic Underclass

The Unexotic Underclass

May 19, 2013

The startup scene today, and by ‘scene’ I’m sweeping a fairly catholic brush over a large swath of people – observers, critics,  investors, entrepreneurs, ‘want’repreneurs, academics, techies, and the like – seems to be riven into two camps. On one side stand those who believe that entrepreneurs have stopped chasing and solving Big Problems –...

The Rejection Gene

The Rejection Gene

Jul 12, 2010

Nikolas M., 1 a friend of mine — a classmate, really — is the definition of mischievously handsome: 90% cheekbones, 10% daredevil. He is not just attractive relative to MIT standards; he is magnetic and dashing in the absolute. Tall and bronzed and chiseled with dark twinkling eyes, he has the look of a Greek god if you could intercept a Greek god saying...