About Valdis Krebs

Mathematician, social scientist, business owner, photographer, electronic musician, network thinker. Sveiks!

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  • Valdis shared from No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush (Kindle Single) by Gideon Lewis-Kraus
    As one VC put it to me, an early-stage investor is “a guy who takes a really cheap call option on a guy who’s generally not in a position to notice that’s what’s going on.” If just one in a hundred of those call options pans out, the investor is happy.
  • Valdis shared from No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush (Kindle Single) by Gideon Lewis-Kraus
    money back once or twice over and you sell your little tool to Google or Facebook. As one VC put it to me, an early-stage investor is “a guy who takes a really cheap call option on a guy who’s generally not in a position to notice that’s what’s going on.” If just one in a hundred of those call options pans out, the investor is happy.
  • Valdis shared from No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush (Kindle Single) by Gideon Lewis-Kraus
    For every Instagram there were 50 photo-sharing applications that were just as good, if not better.
  • Valdis shared from No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush (Kindle Single) by Gideon Lewis-Kraus
    San Francisco was full of people walking around with their pockets stuffed with 1.2 percent of nothing.
  • Valdis shared from Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin
    Some of today’s technological dragnets would not survive the test. Consider online and retail tracking. By following our every click online or tracking our cell phones in a shopping mall, they are too intrusive for their frivolous purpose of marketing. Nor do they provide any opportunity for redress. Or consider the NSA’s dragnets. The agency has yet to provide convincing evidence that its dragnets of innocent Americans have benefited society enough to overcome their intrusiveness. Individuals have no access to their data, and the legality of the sweeping dragnets is judged by a secret court.
(Cleveland, Ohio and Riga, Latvia)
Valdis Krebs
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