Newsletter: 018 | Play Ball
America's pastime is back in full swing, as Friday marked the first day of Spring Training games for Major League Baseball. After an exciting World Series just a few months ago, the boys of summer are back on the field for the long journey ahead. A journey filled with highs and lows over a schedule of close to 200 games from preseason to postseason. One of the many lessons we can learn from the game of baseball is to take things one step at a time. Success over such a long season requires ballplayers to break things down into small, actionable steps. They tend to focus their approach on one pitch at a time, or one inning at a time, or one game at a time. It's the type of strategy that can help entrepreneurs get through the never-ending to-do list on their path to achieving big goals.
Content We Liked
Research Brief: How Blockchain Could Disrupt Banking
February 8, 2018
A deep dive on how blockchain technology could transform payments, clearance and settlement, fundraising, securities, and loans and credit.
Podcast: Warby Parker: Dave Gilboa & Neil Blumenthal
How I Built This
February 19, 2018
The founders of eyewear brand Warby Parker share stories that seem straight out of a movie script about launching the company while in business school.
Video: 5 Workplaces Robots Are About to Invade
February 23, 2018
Besides factories and warehouses, get ready to see robots and humans become coworkers in hospitals, construction sites, firehouses, elder care facilities, and retail stores.
Content We Created
SEC Alert - SEC Brings Enforcement Action Against Former Bitcoin Exchange
Scannavino Lamb LLP
February 24, 2018
A brief alert on the recent charges by the SEC against a former cryptocurrency exchange platform and its founder for violations of the registration and anti-fraud provisions of federal securities laws.
Where We'll Be This Week
Open Office Hours
Friday, March 2, 2018
@ Hub seventeen by luululemon
114 5th Avenue
(underground in lululemon's Flatiron store)
We're taking our laptops to lululemon's community space to work for a few hours and offer a chance to connect in an informal work setting. Think of it as open office hours for you to come by and chat about law, startups, crypto, wellness, etc. It'll also give you an excuse to buy some great workout gear.
You'll need to sign up online at the links provided for ticketed events. Attendance is at your own cost and subject to limited availability. No need to RSVP to us for any of these events, but let us know if you'd like to be kept in the loop on any last-minute scheduling changes. Also, keep in mind that these events are not firm-hosted or sponsored events, so we have no control over availability, pricing or any other matters associated with these events. Again, this is just our attempt at cultivating community by giving us all a chance to connect outside of the office.
About our Newsletter
We decided to launch a weekly newsletter with the simple goal of cultivating community. Our newsletter will initially cover (1) content relating to the startup industry that we liked from the previous week, giving you something to read, listen to, and watch; (2) content we recently created, keeping you up to date on news and insight from our team; and (3) events and activities we plan to host or attend in the upcoming week, providing our community of clients, partners, and friends an opportunity to share, support, and connect with each other.
Nick Scannavino and David Lamb