I hope that title made you laugh. There is not much to laugh about recently. Companies laying off people, companies closing down either temporarily or permanently, people doing stupid things (too many examples), craziness at grocery stores, etc. I am sure you all have your best “un”favorite example.
In these incredibly challenging times, I wanted to pass along 2 articles in case you have not seen them yet. The first, by Steve Blank, it about the virus and startup survival. I don’t need to make any comments on it as it really does not need any. Have a read here. One of the folks at Entrepreneurship at Cornell sent it to me yesterday (thanks!).
The second article is called Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance. I am guessing that many of you have already seen this one. Tomas Pueyo, who is a leader at Course Hero, has been quite prolific in his analysis of the virus and what/why we need to do do to address it. A fact-based presentation. I wrote an email yesterday to someone that one “light” from yesterday was that China had reported no new infections overnight. If you would like to better understand why that good news happened, then take 20 minutes and read Tomas’ article. I don’t care if you think this whole thing is an overblown episode in time – read the article. Someone on the Entrepreneurship at Cornell advisory council (former student, now VC!) sent me this one (thanks!).