🏠 To The Stars!
Starlink takes flight
Gm. Happy Friday the 13th everyone. I was curious why this day is considered so unlucky, so I googled it. Apparently, the Norse god Loki crashed a dinner of 12 uninvited and the ultimate narc Judas joined the last supper as the 13th guest, and Friday was usually the day executions took place. So…Friday the 13th. Learn something new every day.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
Starlink Takes Flight
If you had to rank Elon’s projects by impact, Starlink would be hanging out around the top. What else can you call something that literally determines the fate of wars?
Well, Starlink is about to get a lot more prevalent, as three big expansions were announced this week.
The first announcement was of a future direct-to-cell service, beginning with text messaging in 2024 and voice and data and IoT service in 2025. Basically, as long as you can see the sky, you will have phone service. If that’s true, then sorry Verizon, but I’m going to have to be a Starlink boy.
The second announcement had to do with airplanes. Everyone knows the wifi on airplanes absolutely sucks. It seems that Elon is a fellow man of culture and wants to angrily tweet on flights, so he’s making Starlink available on most aircraft.
The third announcement deals with ships. Now, I don’t know much about boats, but I’m assuming that wifi isn’t great out at sea. So, Elon is teaming up with Danish shipping company Maersk to deliver Starlink to 330 container ships.
Three big pieces of news in just one week. Starlink…to the stars?
Lofty Goals: Starlink’s goal is to get 42,000 satellites up in space. If that happens, we might be able to permanently kiss goodbye to poor phone service.
Build Your Personal Board Of Directors
Every senior leader has an area of deep expertise, but no one knows everything.
That’s why finding trusted peers with their own expertise is so important, because when the stakes are high, you need a sounding board. Someone who has actually been there.
Enter Sidebar: the program that leaders rely on for tactical discussions and career-shifting perspectives. With Sidebar, you get a core group of trusted peers, expert facilitators, and customized programming.
Imagine being able to tap into a small group of supportive peers (think Fortune 500 execs and innovative start-up CEOs) who have best-in-class experience in their industry. That’s Sidebar.
Sidebar isn’t a social club — your group is there to give you raw feedback and expert advice on real-life situations, when you need it.
You could spend a decade building a network and finding your people — or apply to join Sidebar in minutes.
🤝 THE LATEST IN…
Raise: Regent has raised $60M to build electric seagliders.
Rabbit hole: Your Solar System Is Wrong (The Lost Tools Of Learning)
🛠️ FOUNDERS CORNER
The best resources we recently came across that will help you become a better founder, builder, or investor.
🌕 Moonhub is your AI-powered recruiter.
☄️ Blaze creates marketing content in half the time.
👑 If you’re a founder looking to raise, you need this email.
🎁 FINAL JEOPARDY!
This Final Jeopardy! question stumped every contestant. Can you get it right?
Category: Fine Art
Clue: An early owner of this 1889 painting full of blue and green noted how well the artist “understood the exquisite nature of flowers!”.
💉 DOPAMINE HIT
Every balloon for themselves.
Last Balloon Standing Wins 😮
HOW WAS TODAY'S NEWSLETTER?
REACH 40K+ FOUNDERS, INVESTORS & OPERATORS
If you’re interested in advertising with us, send an email over to [email protected] with the subject “Homescreen Ads”.
FINAL JEOPARDY! ANSWER