Author: Pablo Fernandez

  • Self-driving cars will kill the cities, and it’s a good thing

    Self-driving cars will kill the cities, and it’s a good thing

    I believe self-driving cars will change humanity.  I don’t know what car ownership will look like; some say individual ownership will be unnecessary, when you can just summon a shared car whenever you need it, like an Uber. For me personally I will always prefer my own vehicle as my car is a second home. […]

  • Movie or Film?

    Movie or Film?

    For MoviePal, one of the questions was whether these things are called movies or films. One of the arguments I heard was that “movie” is American and “film” is British, the other argument was that “film” is an older term, which makes sense, since movies are not distributed as film anymore. Film is still used […]

  • Twitter should implement rolling tweets.

    Twitter should implement rolling tweets.

    It’s really exciting to see Twitter innovating (again). I have an idea for a feature that might be very valuable: rolling tweets. A rolling tweet goes to a certain amount of users, like 10% or 1000 and then when you press a button, to another 10% and so on. You get to decide the percentages. […]

  • An app to help you chose what movie to watch with friends

    An app to help you chose what movie to watch with friends

    I love movies, and most of my friends do as well, so when we are having a movie night, it always takes forever to chose a movie. It always goes like this: John: Shall we watch Star Wars.Sally: Nah, I’ve seen it a million times.Roger: What about 2001: Space Odyssey.Jess: Oh, I’ve seen it, but […]

  • A odd numbering system I invented when I was a kid

    A odd numbering system I invented when I was a kid

    When I was a kid, my dad and I had a (friendly) argument. I said that digital displays were better and I wanted them everywhere, for example, as the speedometer of a car. My dad said that dials were better and he made his point: Dials are faster to read and remember and if the […]

  • Making NFTs valuable and real

    Making NFTs valuable and real

    If you don’t know what an NFT is, here’s a wrong explanation: they are an entry in a database saying that something, belongs to you (or more precise, to an account you have control over). It’s impossible to hack or fake… …but it’s also meaningless. You see, you don’t really own the thing, you just […]

  • My notes on This Week in Startups E1080: Arlan Hamilton on launching Backstage Crowd, disrupting VC with syndicates & more

    My notes on This Week in Startups E1080: Arlan Hamilton on launching Backstage Crowd, disrupting VC with syndicates & more

    Top Insights She’s a black female gay, grew up in the south raised by a single mother. She became a VC, very underrepresented, very underestimated. Her firm is Backstage Crowd, open to accredited and non-accredited investors. She published a book: It’s About Damn Time, about her experience becoming a VC. Has a podcast: Your First […]

  • When raising prices is easier than lowering them

    When raising prices is easier than lowering them

    When you are building a B2B SaaS product it’s very hard to know what the appropriate price for your product is. Even if you magically found the correct one, it might not be the correct one next month when you made the product better and you are providing new values. That’s why you need to […]

  • Why I think Dashman failed

    Why I think Dashman failed

    Almost every time I tell someone what Dashman, one of my startups, was, their response is: “Oh, I really needed that back in 20somethingteen”. Yet I didn’t manage to make Dashman a commercial success. I collected several hundreds of email addresses over years of people interested in Dashman. Yet it failed, nobody bought it. How […]

  • Buying tools

    Buying tools

    I have a few maxims when it comes to buying tools. One I heard from Adam Savage and I think he heard it from someone else. When buying a tool you haven’t used before: When buying a tool you haven’t used before, buy the cheapest possible working version. Not the toy one, but the next […]