Uber, Get Your Sh*t Together
by Kate Harveston Has there, in recent memory, been a company which has fallen from grace as spectacularly as Uber after such a swift ride to the top? It was supposed to be the fresh face, the harnesser of technologies, that would deliver the world’s nations from the ...read more
What Do Disneyland, The White House, and Silicon Valley All Have In Common?
Growing up in Southern California, I genuinely believed Disneyland was the happiest place on earth. As a child I was fortunate enough to have many outings there with family and continued the tradition with friends into my teens. I knew all the words to the songs on my favorite ...read more
Obama Dismantles The Myth of Running Government Like a Business
One of the major reasons Donald Trump has parlayed his success as a real estate mogul into politics is the pervasive myth in America that being a good business person makes one qualified to run a government. This myth is particularly prevalent in America -- a country that ...read more
Crhyme Pays: The Company That Stole from the Beastie Boys Will Now Be in the Super Bowl
Photo (R): Laura A. Oda/AP Photo If you need a quick lesson in the awesome might of Silicon Valley's arrogant and often unprincipled culture of "disruption," just watch Sunday's Super Bowl. At one point during the broadcast, you'll see a 30-second spot from the Northern ...read more
Notoriously Dirty Houston New Home for Clean Tech Start Ups?
David Ferris over at Forbes gives a fascinating look at a new tech start up incubator 'Surge Accelerator' in the traditionally environmentally suspect Houston: Surge wants to serve a gap in Houston’s startup ecosystem: the entrepreneur who has a great idea but lacks the money, ...read more
Labor Unions Slam Obama's JOBS Act
President Barack Obama will sign the JOBS Act into law Thursday, clinching a rare and hard-fought bipartisan victory for his presidency. But to secure the legislative win, he had to pick sides in a simmering feud between interest groups aligned with the Democratic Party. One ...read more