Not Boring (with Packy McCormick)
The Most Powerful Aspect of the Fly Whale
When does a creator become a company? Who says that media companies — or venture firms — have to be organizations? How high is the ceiling on one person + the internet? Acquired has the answers and they are... Not Boring. 🙂
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- Thank you as well to PitchBook and to Nord Security. You can learn more about them at:
- Not Boring: https://www.notboring.co/
- Proto-Not Boring: https://www.packym.com/blog/nyc-debate-club
- Not Boring's first sponsor deck: https://projector.com/story/2cb6296d-e229-4774-839c-efbf86d7f69f?scene=7127c7a0
- Jake Singer's Not Boring Flywheel: https://theflywheel.substack.com/p/not-boring-packy-m
- Proof Ben was famous even before Acquired: https://web.archive.org/web/20150814041757/https://www.seattletimes.com/business/high-octane-leader-drives-microsoftrsquos-innovation-garage/
- Velcro swaddles (dad life...): https://www.amazon.com/s?k=velcro+swaddle
- An Engineer's Hype-Free Observations on Web3: https://www.psl.com/feed-posts/web3-engineer-take
- Rabbits: https://www.amazon.com/Rabbits-Novel-Terry-Miles-ebook/dp/B08HY29VM2
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