The Armchair Neuroscientist

It's natural to view news items and blog posts about the brain as authoritative. We need to talk about what we're talking about when we talk about "the brain".

April 5, 2013

Apple's best offense is a good defense

Why Apple's recent "defensive" showing may more tactical than meets the eye.

March 18, 2013

A (sorta) wise entrepreneur once said

A response to Scott Adams of Dilbert and some successful guys I interacted with on Twitter on the topic of entrepreneurship. My take: Entrepreneurship is a w...

March 13, 2013

Learn to code. Or don't!

With all the hubbub about why you should you learn to code, should you? Definitely maybe. I argue that the motivations behind learning to code should not be ...

March 11, 2013

The MBA Hedge

A response to the debate on "An MBA is a worthwhile investment for those looking to join or create a tech startup" on Boston.com. My take: You'd have to be e...

March 6, 2013

Teens have always gone where identity isn't

My theory: Teens eschew Facebook and Twitter for Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat and other apps not because they're a new, different generation, but because the...

March 4, 2013

What Facebook Needs Now: Silent Connect

The quasi-best-practice of conveying that your app will "never, ever post anything to Facebook without your permission" is indicative of a problem Facebook n...

February 28, 2013

Digital Salt

What app makers can learn from snack makers, via a terrific New York Times Magazine piece on the snack food industry.

February 24, 2013

Welcome

Some time ago I stopped publishing my blog at jonathanlibov.com. That blog was a great way for me to document my move to Israel and adjustment to life here. ...

February 22, 2013