As a founder, I occasionally get asked “important” and “strategic” questions like: Does Jumpstart as a company have resolutions for the New Year?
Well, in fact, this year I did set two resolutions for the company. The constant uncertainty of a startup is not always easy, and these resolutions represent some of the ways we cope and thrive.
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The M 7.0 Anchorage earthquake on November 30 demonstrates that strong building codes save lives. But for Alaskans recovering from the quake, life is going to require additional resources to bounce back.
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Getting through life is hard enough—who can afford to think about earthquakes? Well, here’s some good news: the same things that help us get through life are what will help us most in an earthquake: good friends, a financial cushion, and a phone charger.
(And yes, I did just reveal the secret of life in a top-three.)
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Introducing Jumpstart: A New Hassle-Free Approach to Natural Disaster Recovery
New InsurTech Startup Boosts Individual and Community Resilience with Fast, Text Message Driven Insurance Payments Triggered by Real-Time Data
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Guest Post by Duke Crestfield, structural engineer
Last year on 19 September I was in Guadalajara, enjoying one free day before the start of the Mexican Seismic Engineering Society conference. In the morning there were earthquake drills, since it was the 32nd anniversary of the devastating 1985 Mexico City earthquake, which influenced me a lot as a young engineer. Then in the afternoon, the M7.1 Puebla quake hit Mexico City.
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