The Path Dependence of Startups Part 2: Sugarscape

How do economies begin? That was something that Joshua Epstein and Robert Axtell wanted to know. So they built a simulation of an economy that they called Sugarscape. They built a virtual landscape that was overlaid with a 50×50 grid. The landscape was endowed with sugar in various locations, and with [...]

Frozen Accidents And The Path Dependence of Startups: Part 1

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the things I have struggled with for years is the role of luck in business. I have seen plenty of smart entrepreneurs fail because of seemingly random events. But like most others, I want to believe [...]

Free Tweet Backup

It’s been too long since I have written something and part of that reason is that all my time outside of my day job goes to Lifestreambackup. I promise I will get back to it soon when things slow down.
For now I just wanted to point out that we decided to offer Free Twitter [...]