My name is Kris Nair and I'm an entrepreneur turned venture capitalist turned business-designer.
My work moves around the intersection of technology, design, architecture, venture capital, psychology, economics and applied physics. I work with startups and large corporations on business design and future design.
In my work, it starts with ideas. It starts with design. It starts with writing. It starts with strategy.
In my work, It starts with getting started.
A philosophy without heart and a faith without intellect are abstractions from the true life of knowledge and faith. The man whom philosophy leaves cold, and the man whom real faith does not illuminate, may be assured that the fault lies in them, not in knowledge and faith. The former is still an alien to philosophy, the latter an alien to faith.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27, 1770–November 14, 1831) inEncyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences 

The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of okay. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn’t fail. It still didn’t really feel great, but it did okay. Number five was PayPal.

Max Levchin, former CTO of PayPal

Underdogs Season 2

The ideal founding team is two individuals, with a history of working together, of similar age and financial standing, with mutual respect. One is good at building products and the other is good at selling them. 
- Naval Ravikant

The ideal founding team is two individuals, with a history of working together, of similar age and financial standing, with mutual respect. One is good at building products and the other is good at selling them. 

- Naval Ravikant

(Source: startupquote)

Milo Manara - Storia dell’Umanità

Wonderful artwork by Milo Manara, depicting human history. Sex, war to gain sex, more war to gain riches to have more sex.

(Source: drrestless)

The photo above depicts Picasso’s progressive reduction when drawing a bull, starting from an intricate and muscular animal to a sketch of only seven lines. It’s one of many tools used to teach Apple’s design ethos. As Chen points out, Picasso’s progression is echoed in the evolution of Apple’s mouse, which started as a ten-sided brick with a button, today is a single piece of curved plastic. Apple University is a competitive advantage. Apple commands 6x the operating margin of its competitors because of its design and marketing prowess.

The photo above depicts Picasso’s progressive reduction when drawing a bull, starting from an intricate and muscular animal to a sketch of only seven lines. It’s one of many tools used to teach Apple’s design ethos. As Chen points out, Picasso’s progression is echoed in the evolution of Apple’s mouse, which started as a ten-sided brick with a button, today is a single piece of curved plastic. Apple University is a competitive advantage. Apple commands 6x the operating margin of its competitors because of its design and marketing prowess.

There aint no balm like naked truth
Dont sing no psalm, you being rude

Nothing pure, go charm that funder
No pressure, dont make no blunder

Yo founder, dont fake that heat
Dude, you gotta pound yore feet

From Marin to South Bay to Battery
You gotta hustle, indulge in flattery

You came this far, no turning back
Your kickass team copped that flak

Now shun that sleep, burn that flame,
If you fail, you got nobody else to blame.

The Times of India is read by people who think they run the country; The Indian Express is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Hindu is read by people who actually do run the country; Hindustan Times is read by the wives of the people who run the country;
MINT is read by people who own the country; The Telegraph is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country; and Economic Times is read by people who think it is.

Mumbai Times readers don’t care who runs the country, as long as she’s got big tits.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Jennifer O'Connor

—When I grow up

When I grow up, I’ll be the hero of my storybook,

I’ll start at zero. - And rise and fall, and rise and fall again.

When I grow up, the sun will greet me.

I’ll practice every move, so inspired.

When I grow up I’ll be good and strong.

I’ll create a world where I belong. When I grow up.

Unicorn (decacorn) Club and the power of Pro Rata rights

Unicorn (decacorn) Club and the power of Pro Rata rights