Why Start Up In Saint Louis?

Traditionally, St. Louis has made its fortune on the rivers. It’s easy to see why. Sitting at the confluence of the two largest rivers in North America, during the height of the river trade, St. Louis attracted immigrants from all over, new businesses and even a shady scheme or two.

However, as America has moved to over the road trucking and air cargo, the leverage that St. Louis’ location afforded the city began to wane. Since then, the city has used [...]

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Regarding our current economic policies…

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for he that is higher than the highest regardeth, and there are higher than they.

Moreover the profit of the earth is for all; the king himself is served by the field. He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver, nor he that loveth abundance with increase. This is also vanity.

When goods increase, they are increased [...]

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Matrix of Emotions

Robert Plutchik’s Matrix of Emotions

I saw the image below recently and was intrigued. Unfortunately I saw the image without context so I couldn’t figure out what to google to learn more. The other day, however, I ran into it again. Here’s the explanation I found:

Robert Plutchik considered there to be eight primary emotions – anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. Plutchik proposed that these ‘basic’ emotions are biologically primitive and have evolved in order to increase the reproductive fitness of the [...]

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The golden ratio in the Apple iCloud icon

The golden ratio in the Apple iCloud icon

via: Alan van Roemburg by way of this post

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Fathers, don’t frustrate your children…

It was late at night and I was standing in my kitchen, cooking bacon and crying.

I was cooking bacon because I was hungry and I had bacon. When those two conditions are true it’s not at all surprising to find me in the kitchen cooking. The crying, however, was new. It had taken me by surprise.

It had been a stressful and snarly night. I had come home from work tired and cranky. Shortly after I’d arrived Amanda came back from [...]

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