A Softer Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

Tis the season for New Year's resolutions! Fundamentally, I know that January 1 is not intrinsically different than December 31 or January 2, but it feels different. January 1 feels like a new start and it feels like a new start partially because others tell us this. From the banners at the top of the... Continue Reading →


Johannesburg or…Be Willing to Evolve!

This entry is a reflection I wrote during the summer of 2016, when I was teaching entrepreneurship in an MIT start-up incubator. I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting from Johannesburg, but I have been captivated by the richness of the city's character. There is a refreshing, unabashed honesty about the issues plaguing the... Continue Reading →

This is going to be the hardest entry I'll ever make on this site (maybe not, if I'm lucky), because I don't know how I can describe the sensory explosion I repeatedly experienced on the South Island with words. I'm just not a particular and fine-tuned enough of a writer. also, I am lazy. I might come... Continue Reading →

Ride start: West Oakland BART station Ride end: Trader Joe's Ride length: ~15 minutes Rolling in: a red Toyota Camry My driver: A native of Yemen, Omar was a middle aged guy that had been in the States since 1990. He spent nearly a decade in SF before moving to Michigan for a few years and... Continue Reading →

Conversation: Cody from Mendocino

Ride start: Emeryville Ride end: West Oakland BART station Rolling in: a Prius My driver: Originally from Mendocino, California, Cody said he drives Uber for supplemental income. His "day job", although he was definitely running our trip at the start of the work day, remained unknown. Memorable moment: I learned that Mendocino is apparently a marijuana... Continue Reading →

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