This Will Define The Next Generation of Tech

In today’s world, we take for granted our ability to summon private drivers in seconds, order thousands of products for same-day delivery, and stream millions of songs, videos etc. instantaneously. These conveniences have fundamentally changed our daily lives. The ascension of these services is linked to many areas of use, such as smartphones, mobile applications, […]

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1251 Days Later.

Day 1: I don’t want to get out of bed. The frustration, the self-hatred, the anger… I can feel my emotions cycling through my head in a painful loop. I want to be normal. Normal people don’t have to deal with this. Normal people can get married and have kids. Normal people are happy.  I […]

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We Need Another Tea Party

“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.” – George Washington Back in AP US History I […]

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Profit vs. Impact – The Evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility

An Apple shareholder recently asked the company’s CEO Tim Cook why he has embraced supply chain sustainability, third party worker safety audits and several other initiatives that are expensive and unprofitable. With a bluntness rarely articulated by a public company CEO, Cook responded, “[Apple does] a lot of things for reasons besides the profit motive. […]

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Crisis Surrounds Us

“High-Risk” – classification given to conversations with texters who have been deemed to have a high-risk of suicide. As a crisis counselor, conversations like these jolt your adrenalin and training into action. Your own emotions are quickly put aside and you dig in. -:-:-:-:- For the past 12 weeks, I have spent more than 50 hours interacting […]

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What Kills a Unicorn?

GoPro went public in March of 2015 at a valuation of $3B. Just a little under a year later, its valuation has cratered to $1.7B, a drop of 43%. Etsy entered the public markets in April of 2015 valued at $3.3B. Fast forward to today, its value has dropped 74% to $850M. FitBit IPO’ed in […]

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Google: Friend or Foe?

“We don’t want to be a digital colony of the U.S. Internet giants, what’s at stake is our sovereignty itself”. – French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg[i] The tide has shifted – Montebourg is no longer alone. Google has maintained a high market share in the EU since its inception, but a growing movement against its […]

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