Post COVID-19 Predictions

Shopping:Persistent adoption of mobile ordering platformsAs people are trying to avoid leaving their homes, mobile ordering apps (e.g., Instacart, Uber Eats) have had strong and cheap customer acquisition. As a result of COVID, people will realize that apps like Instacart are not too expensive when you consider time…

Making Tough Decisions

In high school, I was talking with a friend about Obama. My friend was critical of a decision Obama made (doesn’t matter which decision) and while I wasn’t well versed on the specific issue, I knew it was complex. I defended Obama on the basis that he probably…

Grocery Stores

Going to the grocery store this morning (2020/03/29 8:30am PST) was a weird experience. I live near a Safeway and Whole Foods. I usually go to Safeway, which opens at 6:00 but the line was wrapped around the store by the time I arrived. I went…

The Future of Work

In a prior role, I was asked to write out what I thought were interesting areas of investment for a venture capital firm. For me, almost all of these ideas came down to the (broadly defined) ‘future of work’. A lot of change will come as a result of the…

Reflections on 2019

2019 was a good year and I am looking forward to a lot of change in 2020. Some lessons/reflections and random notes If I lived outside the US, I would live in Asia. I spent a good portion of 2019 (and late 2018) living in Asia full-time for work…

How I Use Twitter

When used with intent, Twitter can be one of the best learning and growth tools on the internet. I had a semi-pseudonymous Twitter in middle school (~2008) that I mostly used to follow friends, shit post, and make jokes. I deleted that one when I went to college and started…

Tolerance

There is a paragraph in Timur Kuran’s “Private Truth, Public Lies” which reads: Secret balloting would serve no purpose if everyone were willing to put up with every offensive idea. Under such conditions of exemplarary tolerance, no one would ever seek punitive actions against others for their political views.…