I’ve always believed that large, radical change can happen when you get the perfect set of incentives in place.
Uber is a great example of extreme change happening quickly. I remember hearing about the app back in 2012-2013 from a coworker. Shortly thereafter, it seemed that everyone was calling an Uber to get somewhere quickly. It fundamentally changed the way we get around, especially for those in urban areas.
While still in the early innings, the rise of electric scooters feels similar. There’s three things that I’m fascinated by. Read More
"Be true to yourself."
How many times have you heard this? Starting at a young age, our parents, mentors, and teachers tell us to not care about what others think. As we get older, we continue to hear this advice repackaged in cliches and cheesy movie plots. If you are like me, you're numb to the advice and quick to write it off as an obvious saying. But I've been hearing it more often lately (on some Tim Ferriss podcasts) and it's caused me to rethink the wisdom in the advice.
Let me explain a bit more. It's good to first think about how we think about image and how others perceive us throughout our lives. This is how I view it. Read More
Buying a home is an embedded part of a successful American life. It's seen as a career milestone ("Congrats on buying a new home!"), a good investment ("home prices always go up"), and a sign of increased security ("you will always have a place to live").
Many of these conceptions are misguided. Buying a home is no different than any other significant investment that you might make. In fact, it actually has numerous characteristics that make it less attractive than other options that you would have to use that money. Read More