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Hi! I’m Alistair. I write surprisingly useful books, run unexpectedly interesting events, & build things humans need for the future.

Tag: hacker

  • YT and TY: four letters that run the valley

    TY and YT are four letters that govern much of how business is conducted in Silicon Valley. To outsiders, the behavior of hustlers and hackers often looks strange, even elitist. Here’s what I think is going on.

  • Hacker, hustler, designer … analyst?

    Early-stage firms need to iterate to product/market fit before the money runs out. In addition to the traditional trifecta of hacker, hustler, and designer, every startup needs an analyst—or at least an analytical mindset.