@sladner I haven't seen it, but on your (additional) recommendation I'll check it out. Thanks. March 7th, 4:40 pm
@Stronnics Thanks Santiago. Please do leave a comment. It's how I'll follow up with people and possibly involve them in the project. Cheers. March 7th, 4:40 pm
@JanieH Nope - have fun! March 7th, 4:21 pm
@vasusrini Indeed - it was before I typed it. March 7th, 4:21 pm
RT @phooky: Starting a startup decelerator because y'all need to hold up a second March 7th, 3:23 pm
Calling something overrated is overrated. March 7th, 9:06 am
The only honest metrics are the ones people don't know you are studying March 7th, 8:17 am
@snapperwolf a tweet gets a point. A RT gets 5. A comment on the blog gets 10. (So thank you :) March 7th, 8:07 am
@doriantaylor ha - it's mostly the interviewee. Some good thoughts except no mention of the problem of interviews. March 7th, 7:56 am
How Google Hires http://t.co/y7TFRvEzmr March 7th, 7:42 am
“It is my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing” - Sir Winston Churchill March 7th, 5:51 am
@cityplannerpete Thanks Pete. Let me know what you think. March 7th, 5:02 am
@jenniferhogan I'm really quite happy not to be there. Have you been before? I'd love it if I was 25, but I'm happily not 25 anymore. March 7th, 4:28 am
Democracy provides stability. Autocracy enables greatness, but madness too. To last and be great you need some of both. March 7th, 2:08 am
RT @odannyboy: I’m going to design an app that’s let’s you listen to an album in 10 minutes by playing one note at a time really fast. March 7th, 12:17 am
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