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@mikekarnj monthly newsletter - nov '19

@mikekarnj monthly newsletter - nov '19
By Michael Karnjanaprakorn • Issue #67 • View online
I’m the founder of Otis. Every month I share my favorite links from the web and updates on what’s happening at our company.

🖼️ Otis
We opened up our new space in the East Village. It’s a hybrid between a museum, gallery, and retail space all rolled into one. Our next set of drops will be coming very soon, which we showcased in the space.
We’re hiring for lots of roles including Talent / Recruiter, Investor Development, Head of Contemporary Art, Engineering, Marketing, Content, GC, etc. Tell your friends to apply:
Otis East Village
Otis East Village
Culture Investment App Otis To Open Physical Location in East Village – WWD
Steve Schlafman 🌎
I’m a proud owner of this painting alongside @withotis. It’s even more impressive in person.

Congrats on making this a reality @mikekarnj! Here’s to many more drops!
✍️ Tweets
Michael Karnjanaprakorn
Kudos to @alexisohanian for paving the way for all parents.

I'm on paternity leave right now, which means I get to share a cute photo of Juno 😍
Michael Karnjanaprakorn
What am I doing differently the second time as CEO?

1st company - executing every role from marketing to operations & making tons of micro decisions.

2nd company - finding the best people from marketing to operations & making a few big company decisions.
Brandon Chu
Want to build a better where it might have been today if it never got acquired and left for dead in 2009:
- ML classifying that actually works
- Privacy-first (paid, no ads)
- 3p apps (tax, calcs, etc.)
- FIRE mgmt
- mobile 1st

What else should it do?
Dave Vescio
I saw a guy at Starbucks today.
No iPhone.
No tablet.
No laptop.
He just sat there.
Drinking coffee.
Like a Psychopath.
Patrick Collison
My new favorite example of infrastructure cost disease: construction of the Eiffel Tower cost $40 million *in 2019 dollars*.

(Also, it took 2 years and 2 months to build.)

A lot of white people were shocked to learn about the bombing of Tulsa from HBO's "Watchmen" while most black people are familiar with the bombing of Black Wall Street.

Even historians mention these events as isolated incidents.
Sriram Krishnan
👋🚨[new] I love reading great internal company memos for the insight they give into institutions and behavior. Over the years, I've been collecting public ones and I started putting up a few on my site -->

Some previews below.
Jason ✨😊✨ Lemkin 🦄
Most CEOs do not have "15 minutes to get on the phone"

Most CEOs WILL read your email if it looks like it will help their company

Make that email truly awesome instead of asking for 15 minutes

See what happens
Airbnb Math:

$40/night x 2 nights = $164
James Clear
My email response time is either 3 minutes or 3 months.
Andrew Yang🧢
My son watching the debate: “Everyone is boring except for daddy.”
David Chen
Ali Wong’s guide to evaluating the quality of Asian restaurants is a must read and I refuse to eat with my non-Asian friends until they have read this and incorporated it into the very core of their being
🔖 Articles
📼 Video
🕵️ Recommendations
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