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The Futility of Utility

Why do I choose to do things that aren't in my best interest?

1 Aug 10, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Devote Yourself to the Cause of Your Life

Your to-do list can wait

1 Aug 3, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Snap’s Probably Screwed (Again)

Maybe Elon should buy it

Jul 27, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Of Course You Can Beat the Market

Free your mind from the Efficient Market Hypothesis

1 Jul 20, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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OpenAI’s Code Interpreter Is About to Remake Finance

Get in, loser—we’re disrupting Oracle

Jul 13, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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What Happened to the Creator Economy?

The burden of missed expectations

2 Jun 29, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Shopping for AI Shovels: The MosaicML Acquisition

Why would Databricks spend $1.3B?

Jun 27, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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AI Can Construct a Trading Strategy Now

And it means there are big changes ahead for what software can do

Jun 22, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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OpenAI’s Code Interpreter Is About to Remake Finance

Get in loser, we’re disrupting Oracle

Jun 15, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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The Bugman Cometh

My sick, unexplainable desire to buy a face computer

1 Jun 6, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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The Cost of Greatness

What will be the blood sacrifice on your altar of ambition?

2 Jun 1, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Dying Whales and Dying Billionaires

A note about power

May 25, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Meet Your New Finance Intern: GPT-4

How AI will reshape what finance professionals do

1 May 18, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Why Are Republicans Better at Making Money on the Internet?

What consumer tech and media got wrong

May 11, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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7 Reasons Media Is a No-Good, Horrible, Rotten Business That I Love Anyways

Plus a few things that bring me hope

1 May 4, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Death of a Flywheel

How Amazon and Berkshire got too big

Apr 27, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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You Probably Shouldn’t Work at a Startup

It’s overrated—both financially and emotionally

1 Apr 20, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Steve Jobs’ Legacy for Builders

A book that lit a fire in my soul

3 Apr 13, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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We Don’t Know Enough About the Pornhub Acquisition

One of the world’s most important websites was sold and nobody cares

2 Apr 6, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Tinder Is Way More Important Than You Think

Forget AI, the people want to bone

Mar 30, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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How AI Changes the Media Business

Why community and social network effects will be key to winning the future

6 Mar 23, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Technology Is Good Actually

Startups screw up sometimes, but making things cheaper is a moral necessity

Mar 16, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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A Dearth of Secrets, an Excess of Capital: SVB’s Explosion

We may be entering a more ruthless era in tech

Mar 13, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Recommendation Algorithms Are a Necessary Evil (Sort Of)

AI is about to remake our information ecosystem and it is past time for us to prepare

Mar 9, 2023 by Evan Armstrong

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Should I Quit and Start a Franchise?

I’m wondering if I can deep-fry my way out of the apocalypse

4 Mar 2, 2023 by Evan Armstrong