My fellow denizens of Silicon Valley are fond of referring to our happy little ecosystem as the ultimate meritocracy. It’s definitely true that in comparison to the rigid and/or corrupt regimes that prevail in other industries and geographies, Silicon Valley is a meritocracy, but it is far from perfect. I often joke with the female/minority/over-30 … Continue reading Silicon Valley: The “Ultimate Meritocracy”
(apologies for startup fans–the following blog post is all about basketball stat-geekery) One of the major revolutions in basketball fandom over the past decade is the rise of advanced statistical analysis, similar to Sabermetrics for baseball. Thanks to folks like John Hollinger and David Berri, NBA fans now have a plethora of stats. My personal … Continue reading Why Not Combine WP48 and Usage Rate?
I wonder what makes a scientist decide to conduct a study of older virgins? (In this case, Michael Eisenberg of UCSF) And how does that scientist find honest research subjects? And finally, how do that scientist’s funders feel when they see the results? We may never find out the answers to those questions, but thanks … Continue reading All About Virgins
“The Bay Area Council Economic Institute recently found that in 2006, local companies attracted $9.5 billion in venture capital—an astounding $1,370 per resident. In second place was Singapore, at just $180 per capita. The figure for New York: $107.” Hat tip: Ben Casnocha’s del.icio.us feed.