So this morning I tested positive for COVID-19. After dodging the virus since it first infected my barista and then my fiancé last July, it finally caught up with me. My only symptom for now is a lack of smell and taste as well as a light headache that I attribute more to my lack … More I am the virus: COVID edition
The new masters of the universe are those who control the latest and greatest memes. A secondary effect of the 2020 pandemic has been the rise of the retail YOLO investor and the crossover between social media influence and real world value creation. Gamestop, AMC, and Dogecoin are just the beginning of the new era … More Memes > Attention > Community > Real Value.
After years of expensive education,A car full of books and anticipation,I’m an expert on Shakespeare, and that’s a hell of a lot,But the world don’t need scholars as much as I thought. Maybe I’ll go traveling for a year,Finding myself, or start a career.I could work with the poor, though I’m hungry for fame.We all … More TwentySomething
I am halfway through the epic 3 and a half hour Tim Ferriss podcast with Balaji Srinivasan, the content du jour throughout my twitter feed. And sure enough, it’s a really interesting podcast! One of the takes that caught my attention was the idea of the pseudonymous economy – the notion that in the near-future … More Balaji, Tim Ferriss, and The Pseudonymous Economy
As I sit here reflecting on the strangest year of my life I feel like the game has changed and we are entering a new era of world history from which there will emerge new winners and losers. After 20 years in which we have put a mobile phone in everyone’s hand and Climate Change … More Year in Review: 2020. That Didn’t Go As Planned.
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
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
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
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
Bogotá feels like a city that is coming out of its shell and embracing its own identity. The Bogotá I came to know in 2019 is one that is full of energy – energy of activist students, rebellious street artists, ambitious real estate developers, hustling “comerciantes”, and everyone else in the 10 million-strong and growing … More Bogotá in 2020: What to do, eat, drink