I even hated him more because I knew he could beat me.
Cities combine up-and-to-the-right growth, intractable day-to-day problems, and shifting lines of authority between the public and private sectors.
Before there was Tim Ferriss, there was Frederick Winslow Taylor.
Why, after so long and so much success, would Siemens transform its business? The answer is, in one word, cities.
Cities are mostly incremental, but occasionally, there are dramatic changes to the places we live and work.
Modern America has two forms of capitalism that unnaturally co-exist.
You see, to Amazon HR, current and future employees are not teammates. They are customers.
RXBAR had a mega-exit, but they didn’t rely on any silly startup gimmicks. No “lean” BS and no “hacking.”
The startup world is extreme. Very few people are successful startup entrepreneurs, but an entire industry has cropped up with a distinctly obnoxious range of language, rituals, and social media-fueled nonsense.
One of the problems with the Silicon Valley-style startup culture is the misguided belief that innovation must be sexy.
To understand the ride-sharing market, an entrepreneur should become an expert on the history of city-based transportation, which would provide her with a deep appreciation and respect for the many challenges of moving people around cities.