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Office layouts

June 12th, 2020

The first office I got to lay out was a robotics lab in grad school. We had a sandbox, a climbing wall, and a tree for robots to climb. One wall was entirely for tiny drawers with electrical and mechanical components. It was also right next to the machine shop. Oh yeah, there were some […]

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Cross tribe mentality

June 5th, 2020

Humans naturally form tribes. I reckon it’s encoded in our lizard brain algorithms. Whether it’s seeking comfort, security, or status we naturally entrench in our narrow group and distrust outsiders. I consider myself lucky to have lived in different parts of the world to observe different tribes, but have never fancied myself as fully part […]

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How to leave your company

May 25th, 2020

as a good leader and set the remaining team up for success Research has shown that the way you recall memory is 50% determined by the peak intense point and 50% is determined by the ending [1]. So you might as well get the ending of your tenure at a company right. And let folk […]

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Next chapter for Jimmy and Transcriptic/Strateos

December 29th, 2019

We started Strateos (formerly Transcriptic) as outsiders to the industry with little experience but enough chutzpah (aka ignorance) to think we could make biology easier to engineer. We charged a whopping $100 for our first run of growth curves to a class of undergraduates at Stanford. I was enamored by the science being executed at […]

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