I was at the 9Mile Labs Cohort V graduation day for their latest demo day. And in front of me was a promotion desk full of schwag from HIRED. One of the items was this t-shirt. It fits great. The color is good. The logo of their company couldn't be any more simple and straight forward.
The style of the shirt is good, but a little bit too neutral in color, so I thought that this $CMCSA booth at the mall provided some nice bright red and white to spice up the photo.
Did you know that $CMCSA has a market cap of $150B?
I never realized how much of a massive company it is.
And the CEO is the son of the founder of the company.
In the empire building ambition that a man can sometimes have, only a handful of businessmen are able to actually achieve it in their lifetime. And to have the legacy passed down to his son, who one day becomes the Chairman of the Board (control), President (possession), and CEO (possession), while all the while having a significant number of shares and voting power (ownership); is an astonishing act of business acumen.
In the modern business world of major companies, when you don't have harmony among the three "houses" of checks and balances, then the company will be in lots and lots of unnecessary strife.
The three houses are the shareholders (ownership), the executives and C-suite (possession), and the Board of Directors (control).
Read 'Zero to One'. It's fantastic.
p.s. that hat I'm wearing is perfection.
Someone fell asleep at the wheel on this one.
Yes, I agree that getting from point A to point B is fastest done by going in a straight line. But it sort of looks like a chart. And in almost every chart I have ever seen, you always want to go from the lower left to the upper right. Time is usually measured on the horizontal X axis. And considering that Paypal is about money, there is a conscious and subliminal message of going down. Not good. I think even Gartner magic quadrants have the best companies with all the important qualities of vision, execution, and leadership in the upper right quadrant.
Yes, they picked a good quality t-shirt. It's the nice Next Level ones. The color of the shirt is nice too. But the logo is so heavy, that it's not comfortable to wear. Whoever decided to use that type of printing failed to take into account the basic need for comfort. I really hope they didn't pay extra for the type of printing they used. And I like the sleeve flair too. I know they paid extra for that one.
So no, I don't wear this shirt out in public. I have been known to wear it under other more awesome t-shirts. It's a damn shame because I personally love PayPal and the iconic status it has in the early days of the internet. I am pretty sure that if I wear and wash it enough, the logo will soften up and the shirt will be much more comfortable, but I don't want to waste my time doing that when I have so many other great shirts that are ready to go from the first wear.
This one is a very recent score.
I was very proud to get it because it was the last one he had at the event.
Even though what I really, really wanted was the cooler embossed with the Drizly logo, I was very happy to get this one.
In case you haven't heard of them, they are in the booze delivery business.
Booze. And delivery.
It sounds so simple and straight forward. But if it was, we would already have ubiquitous booze delivery in 2016.
And we don't.
Probably about 99% of the population consumes it.
And 90% of the population likes convenience.
It's the industry of #lazy that is worth about a TRILLION bucks.
Ironically, as it happens in the world, later in the day I might have had a few drinks and accidentally flipped an entire cup ramen over and splattered the noodles and ramen juice all over the place. It might have happened.
Thanks @drizly for the free tech t-shirt!
$AMZN is CRUSHING IT. More specifically, #AWS is absolutely crushing it.
How the heck did an online bookseller turn an obscure B2B cloud services platform into a $10B business?
It's almost like a work of fiction, but it's the cray cray, cold, harsh truth.
With Azure over in Redmond, Western Washington, aka Seattle, truly is the Cloud Capital of the world.
I just sit here and shake my head at how massive this side business became and $MSFT is trying to keep up.
Huge kudos to Andy Jassy and the AWS team.
I was out there last week with my 'Powered by AWS' t-shirt.
I don't remember how I got it, but with $AMZN being such a beast of an employer out here, it was probably some sort of marketing event. It fits great.
As you can see, the biospheres are coming along nicely. One of them got painted very recently. I like to think that Bezos is practicing what it would be like to build these biospheres on other planets. I keep forgetting that these crazy little domes are being built right now. They will be a permanent part of the Seattle skyline, so I don't want to take the opportunity to witness their construction for granted.
All I can say is I wish I was a long time shareholder of $AMZN.