I can’t think of a better home for Tumblr. Automattic has the cash, the network and clearly Matt knows what he is doing.
Yahoo should not have bought but that is all history at this point.
I never used it and always prefer proper blogging like WordPress but I think it is a useful platform. But mostly porn to some extent.
Exclusive: Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on what’s next for Tumblr – The Verge
I used to use Regus back in the day and have always been amazed at the current co-working craze. Personally I prefer a good, old-fashioned office but maybe I am just getting too old.
Anyways – I get the notion of just needing some space and wrapping the whole tech world around it.
However I don’t get Softbank or WeWork. Just baffling to me. Stuff that is allowed to go on in deals like this would have kept a simple seed investor like me from even going in. It would not have passed basic due diligence IMHO.
Here is one of the better reads on it:
What is We!? Understanding the WeWork IPO – Byrne Hobart – Medium
It’s a good read but I lost interest towards the end but that happens in a lot of books. Most are always a chapter or two, too long.
I also felt by the 3/4 mark I had gotten the gist and was more interested in putting some of it in action.
The gist is try to raise nice kids who are independent. Worthy goal but look around and most kids miss the mark. Mine included but there was some good advice for how to fix it.
Singapore is a weird place for this since one would think given the safety of the country that this would be a perfect place to raise independent kids but yet the country and the system tends to coddle kids way too much.
Small story. I had to go to the public primary school and argue a bit to allow my 6 year old, primary one daughter, to go home on public transit alone. So many kids are picked up by parents, helpers or put on expensive private buses that they seem to find allowing a kid to go home by herself to be a strange concept. I get the whole safety thing but this is Singapore and kids should know how to get themselves home. It is funny to me when my kids argue with a fellow student over tuition or test scores but yet these same kids can’t tell you how to use the public transit system to get to their own home. My kids don’t have smart phones either so they know how to from reading the maps and figuring it out.
My point is that this is a country that we can take advantage of to build more independent kids.
I learned a lot from the book and I have more work to do at home.
If anyone wants a refreshing take on it then this book is for you.
Kept hearing about it and happened to swing by it at Kino.
So far so good.