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This past fall, I had the opportunity to give at presentation at @UTexasMcCombs on the topic of pursuing your "dream job." Many years in the making, I hope it is helpful to those that are navigating their career journey. piped.kavin.rocks/xmYekD6-PZ8
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This is a very important read. The pricing problems in US healthcare are ridiculously complex. And many actors in the system are blatantly rejecting efforts to fix them. The time is right for change. But it will require courage & perseverance, from entrepreneurs & government.
Hospital Price Transparency rule took effect on 1/ 1/21. Hospitals must report previously hidden details about their third-party contracts, along with the cash price for many services. But transparency is still a challenge drugchannels.net/2021/09/how…
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I’m thrilled to share the introduction of @StitchFix Freestyle -- a major milestone on our journey to become the destination for personalized shopping, styling and inspiration.
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Love this one and so many more. Sad day. A truly individual artist.
One of my favorite jokes of all time. RIP Norm piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=jJN9mBRX…
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We’re hosting our Amplitude Investor Day tomorrow morning on a livestream 10am-Noon PT. I'm looking forward to taking questions in realtime! Register and see the agenda here: amplitude.brand.live/c/inves…
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Pay attention to new ideas/programs from @rsanghvi! She is a true innovator...
We're excited to announce the SPC-Agency Fund Social Impact Fellowship. If you're a technologist, researcher, or scientist looking to empower low income people using technology, we want to hear from you! medium.com/south-park-common…
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If this article is right, the US Govt is about to pay over $7/test for a commodity product selling for $0.88/test at retail in Germany. Thrilled we are finally going Antigen, but the regulatory capture in our health system is ridiculous. morningbrew.com/daily/storie…
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Here is a super simple example of how competition drives down price. Sienna, a Finnish company, packages 25 tests to a box. Abbott’s Binax has 2. This lowers cost. Also lowers waste/trash. And lowers distribution costs.
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+1! Can't wait to see what @jlanzone does.
The resurgence of ⁦⁦@Yahoo⁩ starts today. Everything Jimmy touches gets better with time. Her we go ⁦@jlanzone⁩! Tinder CEO Jim Lanzone will be next CEO of Yahoo following Apollo acquisition @CNBC cnbc.com/2021/09/10/tinder-c…
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Awesome news that we are finally listening to @michaelmina_lab. I think it’s safe to say lives would been saved if this happened a year ago. Issue isn’t production. 67 vendors approved in Germany. It’s the FDA looking after only a few companies. Good news anyway.
In order to better detect and control the Delta variant, I am taking steps to make testing more available, affordable, and convenient. I will use the Defense Production Act to increase production of rapid tests — including those you can use at home.
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Great read - I cannot wait for the book!
Long-form interview in the New York Times out today: On rationality, morality, progress, academic orthodoxy, other topics (& photos of me through the ages). nytimes.com/interactive/2021…
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Here is a strange one that seems to highlight that something isn't quite right with the FDA approach to rapid antigen tests. We have 2 approved vendors. Germany 67. When Innova applied in US, FDA gave strong "Warning Letter" strikedown (fda.gov/inspections-complian…) from FDA. (cont)
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Stenzel spent 5 years at Quidel Corporation, which is 1 of 2 vendors approved by the FDA. Once again, 67 vendors in Germany: antigentest.bfarm.de/ords/f?… This stuff is a commodity & should cost < $1. Yet, the FDA handing out free $$$ to select vendors. And sold out in many areas!
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Testing. In the UK, anyone can get a pack of antigen tests for free, mailed to you next-day, here: nhs.uk/conditions/coronaviru…
W/ Covid likely "with us" forever, superiority of Rapid Antigen tests is critical to understand. Europe is way ahead of US (Germany: 67 approved vendors, US: 2). Price 15x higher here. But policy also important. Europe "recommends" antigen first. U.S. gov't still reluctant.
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W/ Covid likely "with us" forever, superiority of Rapid Antigen tests is critical to understand. Europe is way ahead of US (Germany: 67 approved vendors, US: 2). Price 15x higher here. But policy also important. Europe "recommends" antigen first. U.S. gov't still reluctant.
Did you know: A test *not* performed has a sensitivity of 0% for symptomatic and asymptomatic ppl A test w a 48 hr delay has 0% during the days of waiting I talk a lot about sensitivity- but if we want to detect infectious people - frequency of testing is even more important.
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Choosing alternative new approach requires courage & intelligence. This first batch of DLs are likely biased towards smart founder/CEOs that intuitively understand why DL is better governance & have very high confidence in their business. Could have some positive selection bias.
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