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.
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/
Reality is a hallucination I'm having, but I'm a hallucination you're having.