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    Startups Anonymous: Quit Acting Like a Startup Douche

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] One of the things I dislike…
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    Officer Darren Wilson faced the fairest Grand Jury proceeding that no law requires

    Editor’s note: Dayvid Figler is a defense attorney and writer, based in Las Vegas, NV. Ham sandwiches are trending today. By now, the old judicial chestnut about how “even a ham sandwich can be indicted by a Grand Jury” has hit twitterus ad naseum status. In the wake of the “no true bill” by the Ferguson proceedings concerning officer Darren Wilson, and the young, unarmed person he killed, Michael Brown, the expressed outrage is straightforward – if an innocent,…
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    Startups Anonymous: Founders confess their deepest secrets

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] If you were to ask, you’d…
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    Startups Anonymous: Advice for being a social entrepreneur? Don’t do it!

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] You’ve got your 501(c)(3) status but…
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    Startups Anonymous: What Friendly’s restaurant taught me about startups

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every week, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] I occasionally grab a quick bite…
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    Edward Snowden and the Justice League: A review of Citizenfour

    We’re living in strange times, and we have the films to prove it. Today’s exhibit: Citizenfour, a movie about…well, I don’t know what. I’m baffled. Citizenfour seems to present itself as a documentary that’s been awkwardly welded to a political thriller “starring” Edward Snowden as himself—a pale, nerdy political martyr urging film director and journalist Laura Poitras to spare others by “nailing me to the cross” and revealing to the public his leaked documentation of the NSA massive domestic and…
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    Startups Anonymous: An important message to founders about humility

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] We are all a bunch of…
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    Why I don’t believe in “cinematic” VR

    [Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Armando Kirwin, a former film maker now working on the future of entertainment. The post went through PandoDaily’s usual editorial process. Mr. Kirwin was not paid for this post.] I’m not an expert on cinema. I helped make about a dozen Hollywood films, worked with a VP at Paramount Pictures, and eventually joined Chad Hurley (founder of YouTube) at MixBit. Lately lots of people are talking about virtual reality being the future of cinema,…
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    Startups Anonymous: Student entrepreneurship seems rigged…

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] This is for those whose family…
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    Startups Anonymous: “The Rise of the Rest,” and why Steve Case may owe Minnesota startups an apology

    Steve Case, billionaire former chair of AOL, is undertaking a theoretically noble endeavor with his “Rise of the Rest” bus tour [Editor’s note: Carmel DeAmicis rode along with the tour for a few days and reported on it for Pando]. He’s driving across America on a bus to prove to the world that great business ideas are not exclusively born in Silicon Valley or New York City. How’s that going? Well, he just finished up…

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