Tag Archives: Uber

A life less optimized

When data lets us optimize everything, the sub-optimal will be novel. Is optimization the enemy of taste?

The challenges of 2-sided marketplaces

After four conversations about 2-sided marketplaces this week, I’ve summarized some of my thoughts here.

Thrust and lube

For thousands of years, humans have fought friction with force to bend the world to their will. But a digital world is frictionless, and successful companies focus on lube, not thrust, to disrupt their industries.