About Rick Webb

Co-Founder Barbarian Group, Writer, Investor, Nerd.

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Recent Activity

  • Rick shared from a Personal Document
    As the British economist Charles Goodhart argued in 1975 in an aphorism that has come to be known as Goodhart’s law, ‘When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.’
  • Rick shared from a Personal Document
    it takes a half hour to get through the end credits for Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Rick shared from a Personal Document
    “Marissa doesn’t really like cupcakes. She just called the trend early.”)
  • Rick shared from a Personal Document
    One thing we missed out on was that Justin Bieber wanted to rep BlackBerry. He said, “Give me $200,000 and 20 devices, and I’m your brand ambassador,” basically. And we pitched that to marketing: Here’s a Canadian kid, he grew up here, all the teeny-boppers will love that. They basically threw us out of the room. They said, “This kid is a fad. He’s not going to last.” I said at the meeting: “This kid might outlive RIM.” Everyone laughed.
(New York, NY)
Rick Webb
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