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Covid19 vs. supply management marvels

First I heard this interesting episode of Planet Money (one of my favourite podcasts): Among other things, they talk about the partnership between GM and Ventec, a small manufacturer of ventilators in Seattle. The contribution of GM has nothing to … Continue reading

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Quarantine random thoughts #7

Went to the supermarket yesterday morning. There was a long queue, so I decided to try again later. In the afternoon the queue was even longer. People were distancing at least 5 meters, so the long queue didn’t necessarily mean … Continue reading

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Quarantine random thoughts #6

I need a haircut. I had my last one just before Christmas and I was planning to get my next one on my first trip to Italy (I prefer to go to my guy). So here’s the situation: It’s not … Continue reading

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Quarantine random thoughts #5

Wow… it’s two weeks since I wrote the first post of this series. Two weeks that most of us have spent shut in our homes. I’ve realised that I hardly know anyone who has to go out to work. I … Continue reading

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Quarantine random thoughts #4

It’s another lovely sunny day in London, and here’s the view from my window this morning. You know what? I’m fine! It’s what I keep repeating myself: right now I’m just fine. I’m warm. I have food and booze. I … Continue reading

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Quarantine random thoughts #3

This is the state the roll. At this rate and with current reserves I should be good until August. One week went by and I have left my flat only three times. After a short walk in the park on … Continue reading

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Aperitivo with parents

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Cocktail with wife

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Cocktail with colleagues

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Quarantine random thoughts #2

It’s day two AV (after virus era), the UK is catching up with the rest of Europe asking people to avoid other people, but from what I can see from my window there’s still plenty of folks out and about … Continue reading

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Quarantine random thoughts #1

So here we go, I’m all ready with my home office set up, from Monday everybody works from home until further notice. Nobody knows when the further notice will arrive, but from everything I’m reading, it might not be very … Continue reading

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Ridiculous 🧻

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SotN #17

And here’s the first 2020 episode of our podcast, get it while it’s still fresh on Apple, Spotify, Luminary or just click “play” in the box below! This time talk about viruses, behaviour change, narrating human experience, learning from podcast … Continue reading

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Out and about

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Kew

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It's a wrap

And this is the last episode of our little series. I’m quite happy with the results: I met interesting new people, learned a lot and created some content that can be useful both to startup founders and to investors. The … Continue reading

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Here we are

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State Of The Net Podcast

Last show of 2019! We start by chatting about my other podcast, then Sacha Baron Cohen’s ADL speech and Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s new Contract for the web. We move on conversing about millennials, what is right or wrong, we wonder if we would be … Continue reading

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#micropanorama

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A Spoonful of Sugar

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Rainy

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The Delhi Blinders

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State of the Net Podcast – s01e15

Here’s a new episode Euan and I recorded last week. It felt like a good one while we were recording it. As usual, as soon as I finished editing it a whole bunch of things happened which are related and … Continue reading

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Contract for the web

I just endorsed the Contract for the web because it seems the right thing to do. Of course it’s not enough, but it’s a very good and visible beacon to point people to when you try to describe how things should … Continue reading

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#vavavroom

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Piccadilly Circus

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Investor series: behind the scenes

If we are in any way connected on social media it’s likely that you have already heard this: I’m co-hosting a new podcast/video series titled “Investor Series“, where we meet different kinds of early stage startup investors and try get … Continue reading

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Wide angles

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Em & Kal

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Autumn colours and the first snow on the Alps 🏔

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Investor Series

At Activate, of all the questions we get from startup founders, those that feel most urgent are all about fund raising and approaching investors. So we thought that it would have been interesting to approach some investors, ask them a … Continue reading

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State of the Net Podcast – Episode 14

Since blogging is one of the key topics of this episode, I’m posting this here first. In this episode we chat about the 50th anniversary of UNIX, problems at Google, the stories that we tell ourselves and how the world … Continue reading

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#londoneggs #diversity #marksandsparks

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Kew

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#rainbow in #ealing

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B is in town

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Buondì

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#pastaefasoi #mortadella #cottocolkren #home

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Oscar

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On my way home

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Mr Butler

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From our office window. #londonfox

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We can’t leave the airport… somebody must have accidentally pushed the Brexit button…

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A nice coffee before heading back North.

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Lovely evening in Trieste

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