Welcome to my online paper trail. I am Stedman Blake Hood. I am also:
- Eminently nerd snipe-able
- Hopeless extrovert
- Bootstrapped & sold Retriever.co
- Alum of @YCombinator
- Former statistics researcher at @FederalReserve
I just e-signed a special document. There was nothing special looking about it – no confetti or streamers to indicate that this document was any different from the hundreds of others that I’ve e-signed over the years. I paused before submitting my signature, realizing that this was the last moment of a three-and-a-half-year chapter in … Continue reading Thank you, Retriever
TLDR Self-limiting narratives are controlling you. You can break free of them by reprogramming your brain to stop believing them by reciting positive affirmations that contradict those stories. I do this by posting these affirmations on my phone’s lock screen. Now, every time I pick up my phone, I see an affirmation that counters a … Continue reading Reprogramming your brain (the easy way)
I recently finished reading “How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century” by the late Olin Wright. His premise is that capitalism is an inherently “rapacious system”, which must be dismantled, smashed, or otherwise eroded. Afterwards, I thought of Churchill’s old quote about democracy. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed … Continue reading Horticulture Capitalism
Today Cathy, Zain, and I open sourced GPT Explorer. Explorer is a power tool for GPT-3 experimentation with full history, sharing, and the community’s best-practices built-in. If you’re just getting started with GPT-3 or don’t want to build out your own boilerplate codebase, try the hosted version: Explorer. The source is available here. A UI for experimentation To get good results … Continue reading Introducing GPT Explorer
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I'm in awe of our civilization and all that we can accomplish when we work together. Founder at Dispatch.
I am returning for a special "I told you so" podcast episode where I will spend about 30 minutes saying I told you so and then hopefully I can go back to never having to talk about crypto ever again.
🎉 congrats Connor & co!
1/ Excited to share that Speak raised a $27M Series B, led by the @OpenAI Startup Fund! We're on a mission to make learning a language 10x easier through AI. This partnership greatly accelerates that mission:
After Russia's retreat in Kharkiv, "the biggest supplier of weapons to the Ukraine... is Russia"
Controversial take: Weekly standing 1:1's with every direct report are largely a waste of time and create bricked out calendar hell as organizations scale.
@tszzl Diet Coke was the Gen X nootropic
Today we're launching Dispatch: Superhuman for Slack
Reach inbox zero. Focus on your highest priorities.
https://www.producthunt.com/posts/dispatch-inbox cc @cathykaic @DehaasDe @ProductHunt @SlackHQ
S/o to my friends @cathykaic and @StedmanBlake for launching on Product Hunt!! They've been heads down building for months, and if you're looking for a better way to manage Slack messages, please check this out and give an upvote!
"Startups sometimes talk about a technology looking for a problem. This is worse. It is an ideology desperately looking for a problem."
– @plibin re: Web3
In 2019, @wonjunnn and @mark_miyashita realized that the entire moving industry was still running on pen and paper. So they started @Supermoveco to digitize it.
Today, they announced their series A!
And they're hiring - https://jobs.lever.co/supermove
We’re excited to announce our $18M Series A funding led by @a16z! Read our announcement written by our founders, Wonjun Jeong and Mark Miyashita. https://supermove.co/blog/seriesa-a16z
This essay I found posits that the Bay Area has actually been so productive in this regard because of the storied tension between two opposing and prominent cultures: the hippies and the techies https://openspace.sfmoma.org/2012/10/sixlines-essay3/