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Linked: “Founder Friendly”

via Om.co: I think we have all forgotten what it means to be a friend. We start confusing people we interact with on Twitter or Facebook as friends. A friend is someone who is a partner and not a member of your entourage. A friend is someone you have a relationship that is unconditional and …

Linked: “2016 — the year social media died.”

via James Watt on Medium: Another toll on our psyche is the endless revelations about our personal privacy being trampled on. Companies and governments spy on us in ways even most pre-Internet dystopian authors would have never imagined. In the guise of “advertising”, companies listen to our phones and TVs even when they are off, …

Linked: “Feelings of Failure”

via Elad Gil: Many first time CEOs feel that they are screwing up or failing on a regular basis. This is driven by circumstance (you are thrown into new challenges every month), the difficulty of running a startup, the need to build an executive bench, and a lack of perspective. By building out an executive …