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refactoring healthcare @flexpa. 50x+ angel investor. 2x dad, 2x founder. full-time startup test pilot.
Jan 18, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
"why shouldn't I work for google? thats a tough one, but i'll take a shot. say I'm working at google. somebody asks me to ship something, something nobody else can build. maybe I take a shot at it, and maybe it works. and i'm real happy with myself, cause I did my job well... but maybe what i built was just a more efficient way to serve ads instead of good search results. once they push the code to production, people see sponsored results first rather than what they are actually searching for. now the politicians are sayin', "we need controls here"...
Jan 13, 2023 10 tweets 2 min read
if I asked you about startups, you'd probably give me the skinny on about every book and blog post ever written. paul graham. you know a lot about him. essays. y combinator. hacker news. his vision. his investments. the whole works, right?... but I bet you can't tell me what it feels like to launch your product & get your first paying customer. you've never actually built something & put it out there for the world to see. really shipped. if i ask you about growth, you'd probably give me a list of your favorite hacks.
Jan 13, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
of course that's your contention, you're a new vc coming off a two-year stint at a telehealth unicorn. you just got done readin' the newsletters, probably @nikillinit or @healthapi. you're gonna be convinced of that until next month when... you listen to @vgargmd on the @pearhealthpod. then you're gonna be talkin about primary care moving out of the hospital's four walls. that's gonna last til next month when you'll be on here tweet-storming @daisydwolf & @vijaypande talkin about a massive consumer health giant