It’s amazing how a change in workflow can either create or restrict an environment for ideas to flourish. Without going into detail, I’ve been frustrated by my lack of creative output, and I believe it’s down to one or two obstructions in my work flow. If I really wanted, I could probably push through these … More Changing the workflow to increase creative output
TL;DR: I’m running a big race, and I am asking you to support me here in order to give me the peer pressure I need to actually run this thing (…aaaand it also helps an amazing cause). Plus, I’m putting the FUN in fundraising by offering some cheeky perks and privileges for those who donate … More I’m running the TCS 2016 New York Marathon! +Marathon Update #1
The delayed nature of this 2015 reflection is unfortunately an ironic metaphor for how the second half of my 2015 went… the intention good, but the execution lacking as I prioritized work and a somewhat hedonistic mix of laziness and gluttony outside the office. Truth be told, I have had an amazing year filled with … More A (Belated) Year in Review: 2015, The One Where I Graduated and Started Work
“Operated by NYC Bike Share LLC” This phrase, posted under the Citi Bike logo on the Redistribution vans which shuttle bikes from station to station, has often made me stop and wonder, who exactly is that? As I looked for an answer, I stumbled upon mini-revelation after mini-revelation, and as I write this post I … More Citi Bike’s complicated ownership structure masks a brilliant business strategy
The pension system is a broken system that is quietly driving us over the cliff to another financial disaster, and worse, a potential human tragedy. Yes, I’m talking about social security, the system that helps Grannies and Grandads enjoy their golden years. Most people may not have much of an opinion on social security; those that … More I hate the Social Security system. Let’s fix it.
It saddens me that the first I heard about Campus was news of its closure. On June 18th, the housing startup founded by Thiel Fellow Tom Currier closed its virtual doors, ending a two year experiment in co-living at 34 properties in SF and NYC. Campus acted as a psuedo-property manager, signing large properties on … More Thoughts on Campus, the Failed Startup that Almost Reinvented How We Live
Britain is simply too reliant on its service sector. According to the World Bank, Britain’s service sector as a percentage of total GDP, at 79.6%, is the highest of any developed country in the world. A report released yesterday by the British Chamber of Commerce suggests that this number is only going to increase, as its service … More Space Companies in Britain? Here Are 3 Sectors That Can Transform The British Economy
I was supposed to start work last week. Unfortunately, a delay in the processing of my visa has left me with two weeks of complete freedom. “If I’m not working, I better spend this time usefully!” I told myself. The truth is that I have spent the past ten days exploring the many coffee shops of … More Productivity is Selfish. That’s OK.
On Wednesday, the California Labor Commission ruled that a former Uber driver had in fact been an employee at the company, rather than a contractor, and ordered Uber to reimburse her for costs incurred while an employee at the company. This is a big deal that could put a dampener on the hockey-stick growth currently … More Finding Opportunities in the Uber Economy
I have an addiction to Coffee Shops. Coffee shops and cafes, not coffee itself. At a good coffee shop I arrive at a magical intersection of productivity and creativity. It is the “third place”, as coined by Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz, that I spend the most amount of time at after my home and my … More Observations on Coffee Shops, from a Coffee Shop