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Shlok Vaidya
Works at Mixzing
Attended Hendrix College
Lives in Austin, TX
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Grab my new short, free book on the Origins of the Lean Startup. A dive into Boyd's role in launching the startup revolution.
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Rethink property values. 
Here's a great question from Catherine: How on earth do you do this with limited time and very limited financial options? To me, that is the ultimate question. If you are starting from scratch, and young, it would be much easier. However, in your late fifties trying to pay off a mortgage with limited resources and still attempt to do the above on very limited time seems to be unfeasible. You are right Catherine. It is much easier to build a resil...
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My book, THE RISE OF SIRI, is now available. http://amzn.to/Uz6hCH
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New startup Jurify, which seeks to crowdsource the law, gets the Startup Dystopia treatment.
On the site, attorneys are rewarded with recognition through direct attribution as well as placement in a practice-specific list of the top attorneys. “Jurify gives content creators more bang for thei...
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I kept telling my girlfriend (law student) that this was either out there or about to be. Thanks!
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TechCrunch interviewed me about viral disinformation campaigns. 
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My new article at Betabeat on how hedge funds wage information warfare. In this case, Carl Icahn vs Ebay. 
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New post: "The Intellectual Prisoner" http://bit.ly/11ieWLb Why working for the morally bankrupt is not offset by donating to the poor.
From the Washington Post’s “Join Wall Street, Save the World” - The 25-year-old certainly had other career options. An MIT computer science graduate, he could be writing software for the next tech giant. Or he might have gone into academia in computing or applied math or even biology. He could literally be working to cure [...]
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Some notes on how to plug into a crisis effectively. 
(Or, how to be a Stephensonian Gargoyle.*). I know a little bit about this. In November 2008, I was using Twitter (before it was big) to live narrate the Mumbai attacks. Real-time analysis in 140 char...
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New Startup Dystopia short fiction.
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259 people
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Krishna Prasad N's profile photo
Timothy Pierce's profile photo
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Work
Occupation
Resiliency, technology, warfare.
Skills
Building and running teams, writing, researching, editing.
Employment
  • Mixzing
    Advisor, 2011 - present
  • Archer Avenue
    Advisor, 2013 - present
  • 5by5 Studios
    Advisor, 2013 - present
  • HomeFree America
    Co-Founder, 2013 - present
  • Resilient Communities
    Managing Editor, 2012 - 2013
  • Neoplat
    Director, Product Management, 2009 - 2013
  • Shloky.com
    Writer, 2011 - 2013
  • Foundation for Defense of Democracies
    Energy Security Research Analyst, 2008 - 2009
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Currently
Austin, TX
Previously
New Orleans - Washington D.C. - Conway, AR - St. Louis, MO - Carson City, NV - Detroit, MI - Cheltenham, UK - London, UK - Hong Kong - Delhi, India - Bhopal, India
Story
Tagline
Pride myself on being terrible at chess.
Introduction
Background in counter-terrorism and technology entrepreneurship. Currently focusing on solving resiliency problems. 

I've written in various books, appeared in the media, and am regularly quoted by some of the world's smartest thinkers on warfare, intelligence, and peak oil. (Including Rolling Stone, PandoDaily, TechCrunch, RAND Corporation, Energy Tribune, the Post Carbon Institution, the Center for Threat Awareness, oil industry trade publications etc.)

Bragging rights
Matt Taibbi once sent me a grenade for remixing Tom Friedman's writing.
Education
  • Hendrix College
    International Relations, 2004 - 2008
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Gender
Male