Michael Overell

Cofounder and CEO @RecruitLoop - the marketplace for Elastic Recruiting with expert recruiters and sourcers on-demand.

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Michael Overell

6 days ago

Insane gun laws seem inextricably linked to police militarization.

“the assault-weapons ban tolled in 2004, pent-up demand among firearms enthusiasts for AR-15s and similar weapons caused consumer sales of military-style rifles to soar, creating another incentive for police departments to stock up. American police officers and American citizens were in a veritable arms race. Then came more mass shootings.”

Trump Didn’t ‘Send In the Troops.’ They Were Already There.

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Michael Overell

12 days ago

Innovation vs Optimization

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Michael Overell

13 days ago

The Most Famous Loop

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Michael Overell

13 days ago

Attack of the Clones: TikTok’s Rival Kuaishou Lands in the US

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Michael Overell

16 days ago

Great essay, covering growth / product / business strategy, platforms, and many loops.

Why Figma Wins

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Michael Overell

49 days ago

Disappointed to read this about my hometown uni. Problems seem to run deep.

I Criticized My University’s Ties to the Chinese Government. Now I Face Expulsion.

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Michael Overell

50 days ago

Why is the modern world so ugly?

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Michael Overell

75 days ago

The clearest framing of potential scenarios I’ve seen. Recommended reading, and start testing!

COVID-19: What’s wrong with the models?

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Michael Overell

106 days ago

This seems like forever ago already

BlitzFail: How Not to Go Off the Rails

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Michael Overell

137 days ago

Emergency preparedness and prepping checklists for everyone

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Michael Overell

137 days ago

The a16z Marketplace 100

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Michael Overell

144 days ago

Those E-Scooters Might Not Be as Dangerous as You Think

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Michael Overell

149 days ago

"Cycling uphill. For fun"

-- stumbling on old blogs, labors of love, in dark corners of the internet, is a great pleasure.

Tough Ascent

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Michael Overell

150 days ago

in general, you find that the drugs that increase productivity are the ones that are most supported in our society.”

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Michael Overell

170 days ago

tldr: relearn to squat, like any 2yo does naturally.

The Forgotten Art of Squatting Is a Revelation for Bodies Ruined by Sitting

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Michael Overell

172 days ago

How Gravel Riding Is Making All Bikes Better

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Michael Overell

178 days ago

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Michael Overell

179 days ago

The End of the Beginning

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Michael Overell

198 days ago

The Miseducation of the American Boy

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Michael Overell

200 days ago

The quiet triumph of bike share

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Michael Overell

266 days ago

TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned social network, instructs its moderators to censor videos that mention Tiananmen Square, Tibetan independence, or the banned religious group Falun Gong, according to leaked documents detailing the site’s moderation guidelines.

The China Cultural Clash

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Michael Overell

266 days ago

We believe that any speech that challenges national sovereignty and social stability is not within the scope of freedom of speech,” CCTV said in its statement in Chinese, which was translated by CNBC.

The China Cultural Clash

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Michael Overell

266 days ago

The Key to Bliss for a Dual-Career Couple? A Contract

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Michael Overell

282 days ago

Absolute all-stars here

The first few weeks of Lyft’s inaugural Associate Product Manager class

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Michael Overell

283 days ago

Neither, and New: Lessons from Uber and Vision Fund

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Michael Overell

290 days ago

It’s Not About The Tech

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Michael Overell

293 days ago

When the Culture War Comes for the Kids

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Michael Overell

309 days ago

Men Can Have Better Friendships. Here's How

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Michael Overell

358 days ago

The Next Frontier for 2-Sided Marketplaces: How Fintech Will Unlock Enormous Value

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Michael Overell

375 days ago

Product Managers – You Are Not the CEO of Anything

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Michael Overell

376 days ago

Great profile. Strava remains one of my favorite apps, and the only social network that drives positive behaviour.

Why Strava Is Getting More Social than Ever

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Michael Overell

383 days ago

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The M&A process is broken

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Michael Overell

384 days ago

Financial Advice For My New Daughter

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Michael Overell

384 days ago

David Epstein Makes the Case for Being a Generalist

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Michael Overell

431 days ago

Microsoft, Slack, Zoom, and the SaaS Opportunity

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Michael Overell

448 days ago

As a company grows, everything needs to scale, including the size of your failed experiments. If the size of your failures isn’t growing, you’re not going to be inventing at a size that can actually move the needle.

2018 Letter to Shareholders

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Michael Overell

456 days ago

Robert A. Caro on the Means and Ends of Power

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Michael Overell

456 days ago

Equality for Women Must Start at Home (Even the Gates Home)

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Michael Overell

460 days ago

Mistakes, we’ve drawn a few

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Michael Overell

460 days ago

What is Amazon?

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Michael Overell

478 days ago

Peak California

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Michael Overell

526 days ago

The Founder’s Commitment – AVC

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Michael Overell

537 days ago

We contain multitudes

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Michael Overell

566 days ago

Why We Don’t Have an Exit Strategy

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Michael Overell

566 days ago

“Minimizing future regret” is hard to rationalize on paper but easy to justify in real life

“Minimizing future regret” is hard to rationalize on paper but easy to justify in real life

Rational vs. Reasonable

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Michael Overell

566 days ago

This, then, is the state of technology in 2018: the enterprise market is thriving, and the consumer market is stagnant, dominated by the “innovations” that a few large behemoths deign to develop for consumers (probably by ripping off a smaller company). Meanwhile a backlash is brewing on both sides of the political spectrum, but with no immediately viable outlet through competition or antitrust action, the politics surrounding technology simply becomes ever more rancid.

The State of Technology at the End of 2018

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Michael Overell

572 days ago

I, LPC

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Michael Overell

587 days ago

How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes—And A Global Software Sweatshop

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Michael Overell

596 days ago

Science Is Getting Less Bang for Its Buck

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Michael Overell

600 days ago

"There may be no act more essentially Berkeley than deciding that the rich flavor and healthfulness, the simple, forgotten pleasure, of fresh eggs in the morning outweighs the unreasonable attachment of one's immediate neighbors to getting a good night's sleep"

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