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The Present is Programmable: Why there’s always somewhere better…

“It’s hot. It’s loud. Goddamn this mariachi band to hell!” I thought to myself while waiting on the New York City subway platform. My...
Chris Castiglione
3 min read

Creating A Strong Product Differentiation Strategy

Imagine a customer is leaving a restaurant and choosing between calling an Uber or a Lyft. He knows he wants to get home as...
Chris Castiglione
3 min read

10 Famous Websites Built Using Python

There are tens of thousands of python websites on the internet. Python is a powerful programming language created by Guido van Rossum in 1991. ...
Chris Castiglione
3 min read

How To Decide Between Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter

As an entrepreneur, three of your favorite words are most likely “let’s DO this!” Advanced thinking and forward motion are where your comfort levels...
Chris Castiglione
3 min read

How to Say No

There are a lot of great blog posts and books out there about how we should all say ‘No’ to more things in order to focus more on...
Mattan Griffel
6 min read

How to Raise Money for Your Startup

I wanted to follow up one of my previous posts about How to Get into Y Combinator — in which I talk about the four kinds...
Chris Castiglione
4 min read

Does Your Startup Need A Growth Hacker

Does every startup need a growth hacker? Most startups find themselves facing the same problem: they build a product that very few people end...
Mattan Griffel
2 min read

Why are MBAs Learning Python?

Mattan Griffel is an award-winning Python teacher. As an adjunct professor at Columbia University Business School he’s spent the past three years teaching Python...
Chris Castiglione
18 min read

Let’s Change How We Think About Learning to Code

I taught myself how to code. In college I was a music major. I never thought the Computer Science department was cool. Piano and...
Chris Castiglione
6 min read