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Wind Engineers Hirers & Employers

  1. Vestas
  2. GE Power & Water
  3. Zoltak
  4. AWS Truepower
  5. Verisk
  6. MHI Wind Power Americas

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Home Security Startups List

  1. Canary
  2. iControl & Piper
  3. Alarm.com
  4. SmartThings
  5. August SmartLock
  6. Scout Alarm
  7. iSmartAlarm
  8. Lockitron
  9. Ring (Formerly Doorbot)
  10. SkyBell WiFi Doorbell
  11. Ninja Sphere
  12. Kwikset Kevo
  13. Okidokeys
  14. Goji Smart Lock

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Python Knowledge & Resources List

Here is a list of Python Knowledge & Resources List on Pansop
  1. Python Tricks List
  2. Python Profilers
  3. Android App Development using Python - Resources
  4. List of Indian Python blogs
  5. Top open source python machine learning projects on github
  6. Python Modules for Data Science and Analytics
  7. Why use numpy Array instead of Python Lists
  8. Stackoverflow Code Samples that are Python v3.x Incompatible
  9. Common Python Gotchas and Pitfalls
  10. Python NLP tools
  11. Python Resources for Top Data Mining Algorithms
  12. Image processing tools in python

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Santa Monica Startups Who Raised More than 1M

List of Startups in Santa Monica who raised more than $1M in financing. Please feel free to add startups that you may know of.

  1. Tradesy
  2. Nimble
  3. Honest Company
  4. Surf Air
  5. Bear State Coffee
  6. LowerMyBills
  7. GoodRx
  8. TigerText
  9. Card.com
  10. DogVacay
  11. Shift
  12. ZipRecruiter
  13. DogVacay
  14. MomentFeed
  15. Tongal

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Importance of Marketing Distribution In Making Your Business Successful

List of people & resources on the importance of distribution/marketing/sales to make your business successful.

  1. Reid Hoffman
  2. Peter Thiel
  3. Marc Andreessen
  4. The Secret Core of Every Successful Business Distribution

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Common Python Pitfalls

A collection of pitfalls in Python. This is a part of Python Knowledge and Resources List

  1. Mutable data structures and assignment operator
  2. .sort(), .reverse() dont return a list
  3. When a variable is assigned inside a function python assumes its defined inside
  4. Variable binding in closures

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Do Things That Don't Scale Examples

Paul Graham in his famous essay - Do Things That Don't Scale - suggested that founders do things manually to understand the intricacies & complexities of each market.

Here are examples of Doing Things that don't scale in Action
  1. AirBnB
  2. Stripe
  3. Buffer
  4. Pinterest
  5. Boatbound
  6. DoorDash
  7. Flickr
  8. Groove
  9. HomeJoy

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Public Stock Price Changes & Employee Morale Impact

List of companies whose public stock movements impacted employee behavior
  1. Facebook
  2. Google
  3. Amazon
  4. Apple
  5. LinkedIn

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Resources on Managing Sales Organizations

List of resources managing sales organizations.

  1. Kwindla Hultman Kramer's Advise
  2. Brad Feld's Advise
  3. Selling an enterprise-wide deal is a lot like getting a bill passed in Congress
  4. Jason Lemkin on SAAS Sales

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Volatility , Tantrums, Intensity & Rudeness of Great Tech Founders

Collection of behaviors of Tech Founders & CEOs who are volatile, throw tantrums, intense & rude. 

Please NOTE that this may not be their behavior ALL the time or forever. This are just examples of behaviors at points in time. 

  1. Jeff Bezos
  2. Larry Page
  3. Elon Musk
  4. Steve Jobs
  5. Bill Gates
  6. Larry Ellison

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The Biggest List of Home Insurance Discounts

The largest repository of information about discounts offered by various home insurance companies.
  1. Age Of Insured Discount
  2. Advanced Issue Discount
  3. Home Buyer Discount
  4. Welcome Home Discount
  5. Superior Construction Discount
  6. Easy Pay Plan Discount
  7. Early Signing Discount
  8. Multiline Discounts
  9. Paid In Full Discount
  10. Burglar Alarm Or Fire Protection System Discount
  11. 55 And Retired Discount
  12. Policy Renewals At The Same Agent
  13. Customer Longevity Discount
  14. New Roof Discount
  15. Edocument Discount
  16. Roof Type Discount
  17. Home Security System Discount
  18. Claim-Free Discount
  19. New Home Discount
  20. Mature Homeowner Discount
  21. Renovation Discount
  22. Safe Home Discount
  23. Home Inspection Discount
  24. Personal Status Discounts
  25. No Claims Discount
  26. Home Purchase Discount
  27. Age Of Construction Discount
  28. Multi-Policy Discount
  29. Loyalty Discount
  30. Protective Devices Credit
  31. Claims-Free Discount
  32. Green Home Discount
  33. Hurricane Loss Prevention Discount
  34. Metal Roof Discount
  35. Impact-Resistant Hail Roofing Discount
  36. Companion Policy Discount
  37. Claim-Free Home Discount
  38. Protective Devices Discount
  39. Safe Property Discount
  40. Newer Homes Discount
  41. Dwelling Age Discount
  42. Protective Device Discount
  43. Single Story Discount ...

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Companies Hiring Robotics Engineers

Here is a list of companies hiring robotics engineers
  1. Intelligrated
  2. Automotive Robotics Inc
  3. Intuitive Surgical
  4. Amazon
  5. Counsyl
  6. Tesla Motors
  7. Lockheed Martin
  8. Kiva Systems
  9. ABB
  10. iRobot Corporation
  11. Ford Motor Company
  12. Symbotic
  13. Carnegie Mellon University

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Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) Resources

Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is one of the cornerstone principles of business & marketing. At its simplest level, the value of a customer over his or her lifetime net of any acquisition costs should be positive.


However, in practice, the concept gets tricky. Here are some resources on some of the best writing. links, spreadsheets & images on customer lifetime value. Please feel free to add your own.

  1. The Dangerous Seduction of the Lifetime Value LTV Formula by Bill Gurley
  2. Corelation between the Cost of Customer Acquisition & Life Time Value
  3. Spreadsheet Metrics on Customer Lifetime Value Freemium Business
  4. Infographic on Calculating Customer Life Time Value for ECommerce Companies
  5. Harvard Business School Spreadsheet on CLV
  6. UCLA Professors on Modelling Customer Lifetime Value
  7. The Two most Crucial Equations in Business

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Luminaries Who Believe AI Could Be Dangerous

A lot of technologists, scientists & researchers believe that un-regulated advances in AI could lead to a Human Extinction event. Some of these people signed an open letter in Jan 2015 talking about AI making more beneficial while reducing the risks of AI. .

A sub-set of these people (and more who have not signed the document) have talked about openly about the dangers of AI and also about having some regulation. 

We collected the list of these famous people and also tried to link to their comments. 

Feel free to add your own set of people with any links / commentary to their beliefs by using the form at the bottom.

  1. Elon Musk - Founder Tesla & SpaceX
  2. Bill Joy - CoFounder of Sun Microsystems
  3. Sam Altman - President of Y Combinator
  4. Shane Legg & Demis Hassabis - DeepMind Founders
  5. Stephen Hawking
  6. Peter Thiel (Paypal Co Founder & Investor)
  7. Bill Gates
  8. James Barrat - Author of Our Final Invention Artificial ...

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