Could Paul Graham Fix Government?

What can government learn from the recent history of tech startups? In 2001-2, company incubators/accelerators nearly became extinct after the market collapsed and the internet industry experienced a malaise. Ten years later, thousands of proto-company organizations have opened around the world. Mostly, they owe their existence to YCombinator, the company behind the founder-friendly blueprint that…

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The MeWe Manifesto

Nearly 40 years ago, Muhammad Ali addressed Harvard’s class of 1975 on senior day. Famed Paris Review editor and sportswriter George Plimpton attended and remembers the fighter prodding students to use their elite educations to “change the world.” When Ali concluded, a student called for the Greatest of All Time to give them a rhyme.…

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Launching MeWe

The Civic/Gov Tech Thesis A few months ago, I began collaborating with Aaron Cohen, a serial entrepreneur and one of my co-founders at GovLab. We’ve been focused on a central question: how do we build scalable technology solutions that help local communities and government? The problem is clear enough: citizens the world over are losing…

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