The Murky Moral Obligations of Small Business Owners in a Time of Crisis

The last 3 months have been a test of my personal and business philosophy like no other. A near constant reevaluation of the situation globally and in Colombia brings with it a constant reevaluation of wisdom of the decisions we’ve taken regarding our small business – an all day cafe in Bogota. We initially felt so … More The Murky Moral Obligations of Small Business Owners in a Time of Crisis

A Recap of WeWork’s almighty implosion

I have some thoughts about WeWork. But first, I wanted to recap the We company’s implosion to commemorate it’s supernova-esque size and speed, as well as to celebrate the play-by-play commentary as narrated by Bloomberg Opinion’s Matt Levine, which will go down in Financial Journalism history. It was a daily spectacle for 3 short months, a … More A Recap of WeWork’s almighty implosion

RappiRoss: Observations on Delivering Food from Mesa Salvaje

For the past 4 weeks I have been spending my days as a delivery cyclist for my restaurant, Mesa Salvaje. We made the intentional decision not to list ourselves on any of the delivery platforms for the duration of the national quarantine in order to maintain complete control over the delivery experience and not sacrifice … More RappiRoss: Observations on Delivering Food from Mesa Salvaje

A Tragedy in Bogotá

The authorities are doing the right thing. Public Health is one area in which private markets and individuals must take a back seat and allow the government to take all actions necessary for the greater good. But drastic actions have drastic consequences, good and bad. Today began a 4 day lockdown in Bogota with only … More A Tragedy in Bogotá