Jerzy Gangi signup is broken on Day 1
October 1, 2013 Signup is Broken on Day 1

At 12:15am on October 1, I tried to sign up for affordable health care on But something went wrong. First, a server error, and then a simple HTML bug on Step 3 prevented me from registering. At 9:05am, I tried it again but the problem still hadn’t been fixed. Here’s what happened, in pictures:

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Sketch of proposed "Hyperloop" transport system by billionaire Elon Musk
August 19, 2013

Why Silicon Valley Funds Instagrams, Not Hyperloops

This week Elon Musk announced plans for his new Hyperloop transportation system.

If you haven’t seen it in the news: it’s basically a giant tube that you sit inside of while you’re propelled hundreds of miles an hour to your destination. It’s sort of like the tube you put your checks in at the bank drive-thru… but instead of checks, it’s people.

It’s really cool, and it could easily disrupt airline and rail travel as we know it.

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Hustling in the streets of New York
August 16, 2013

Hustling: A guide for entrepreneurs


Hustling, more commonly known as “working hard,” is a behavior of which all successful entrepreneurs bespeak. It is a way of life: the belief system which aligns truly-determined founders with their potential.

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The Advisory Boardroom
August 16, 2013

How to build a rock star advisory board

Motivational speaker Tony Robbins has said that we are defined by the company we keep: “Show me the five people you spend the most time with, and I’ll tell you your destiny.” It is a simple idea: those individuals in our inner circle, the ones who help shape our decisions every day, determine the outcome of our life.

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The abacus, an early algorithm
July 29, 2013

The algorithmic entrepreneur

In the summer of 2009, I had the distinct honor of working with artificial intelligence pioneer David Cope.

A Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Cope has spent over four decades researching a very specific question in artificial intelligence. For successful individuals who find a niche, and stick to it, David Cope may be the proverbial picture in the dictionary. - Read More -