Top articles of the week | September 9th

September 9, 2017

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

Why a 24-Year-Old Chipmaker Is One of Tech’s Hot Prospects NY Times

One of the reasons consumer technology has seen such strong adoption in the past 15 years is one key piece in the ecosystem: graphics processing units or GPUs. The key innovation is moving GPUs outside of the realm of video games. This NYT article covers Nvidia’s chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang and the massive success they’re enjoying.

The New Moats Greylock Ventures

I really enjoyed this article from Greylock Ventures. Their argument is that competitive advantage will increasingly be obtained via systems of intelligence. Companies that generate value between systems of engagement (i.e. app, web) and systems of record (i.e. CRM, ERP) are going to create massive value.

A Dozen Attributes of a Scalable Business Tren Griffin, 25iq

If you work in a startup, you need to memorize these twelve rules. Tren Griffin provides a great overview of what is *really* needed in order to scale your company.

Everything is changing; so should Antitrust Stratechery

The argument in Ben Thompson’s article is very powerful. The advent of the internet is the equivalent to the industrial revolution and its impact will be felt for a long time. Ben argues that the very nature of platforms is antithetical to current antitrust philosophy.

From Wasteland to Fund-Maker Lux Capital

We often hear about startups in the tech space that are solving very innocuous problems. What I liked about this story is the challenging problem the startup Kurion is trying to solve: nuclear waste.