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.…

Calendar Auditing

I listened to Keith Rabois’s “How to Operate” (Video, Transcript) a while back and learned about the simple concept of a “Calendar Audit”. Keith Rabois: Actually, what I would recommend is doing what I call a calendar audit. And track what you spend your time on in a month.…

Brief Thoughts on Jordan Peterson

I recently read Jordan Peterson’s best-seller “12 Rules for Life”, which was on the Amazon Most Sold and Most Read lists for 52+ weeks each. I have enjoyed thinking about Jordan Peterson’s opinions since I first came across him when I was still in college thanks to a…

Yang 2020

Planting this flag. June 2, 2019 – I think Andrew Yang is the most likely candidate who can beat Trump. I don’t think he’s most likely to win the Dem Primary, but I think he’s most likely to beat Trump. From what I can see today, if Yang…

Get Up and Move

1 year ago I graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Finance and no job. It was not until the weekend before graduation that the woman I had been working for the past few months texted me and told me she could guarantee to pay me 3 months…

Strength in Small Networks

Recently, I have been on a mission to shrink my network. When I first made a Facebook (8 years ago in 2010) I went out of my way to friend request any and every distant connection that I came across. I would friend request friends of friends from different towns,…

Roadblocks for Autonomous Vehicles

When thinking about the rise of autonomous vehicles (”AV”) in the United States, there are several speed bumps that need to be addressed. I believe most concerns fall into three main buckets: Consumer adoption — outside of tech hubs and urban areas, what are everyday people saying about autonomous cars? How…

Do Bubbles Have to Burst?

I compare the feeling of waiting for an economic bubble to burst to being on a long plane ride without any idea of what time it is. A non-stop flight from SFO to China is 13 hours and if you doze off for a short period of time, read for…