Co-founder of Adjunct Prof at Columbia University Business School.


138 Stories by Chris Castig

Stop Writing Songs

When Bob Dylan met John Lennon he gave him this advice, "Stop Writing Songs"
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The Problem with the Catcalling Video: I’m Not A Douchebag

You’ve probably seen the video of over 100 men catcalling one woman as she walked around NYC for ten hours? This video does a...
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Information is everywhere, but knowledge moves one person at a time.

A few weeks ago 400,000 people marched the street’s of New York City at the People’s Climate March. That morning it was hard for...
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What Camera Do We Use for Hacker News Nation?

Quite often we get asked “What camera do you use?” Here’s a rundown of our equipment. This is the basic setup that we use...
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An Interview with Paul Graham: Hackers & Painters 10 Years Later

When Hackers & Painters came out in 2003…  hacking was not cool.  Computer science was not cool. Having a startup was not cool. That...
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The 51% Rule

I have a friend who is a professional gambler. Horse racing. Yes, you read that correctly, he makes his living… betting on horses. So,...
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Stripe API Payment Tutorial with General Assembly

I love Stripe. They have an awesome API that handles payment processing for Websites. And it’s super easy to get started using it. Saikat...
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The Sound of Songwriting: with Travis Morrison of The Dismemberment Plan

“There’s this great quote by Stravinsky: If you can copy, you can do,” Travis Morrison tells me. He’s full of poignant quotes like this...
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The Sound of Songwriting: with Keller Williams

“I’m a music lover first, musician second, and songwriter third”, Keller Williams admits. He pauses for a moment continues, “Yeah, that statement says it...
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The Sound of Songwriting: with Sherrie Dupree & Stacey Dupree of Eisley

Poet Rainer Marie Rilke gives a young poet the following piece of writing advice: “There is only one way: Go within. Then draw near...
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