1. A translation of a genuine reaction to the Quebec terror attack

    I've always been fascinated by the ability of technology to connect people halfway around the globe. I've also always found that there is a certain beauty lost in reactions due to people talking in their native tongues. I was in place to capture just such a reaction from one of…


  2. Muslim Americans have founded a disproportionate share of unicorns

    Muslim-Americans have co-founded a disproportionate share of Silicon Valley unicorns despite being a smaller share of the American population. According to VentureBeat, there were 229 unicorns as of January 2016. Unicorn is defined in this case as a company founded in the last 25 years that achieved at least $1…


  3. No, I can't magically growth hack that thing for you

    One mild annoyance I've had as somebody in growth marketing is the notion that, like a magician, people focused on growth can help you grow anything at all. With the magic poof of a few words and a LinkedIn job title, you're supposed to be able to solve every digital…


  4. Why it really doesn't matter that Uber is losing money

    People talking about Uber losing money remind me of the same folks who cast doubts on Google's business model. I'll tell you why: both companies don't really give a shit about the first phase of what they're building. Google never sought to build a search engine. Larry and Sergey were…


  5. 5 Ways to Learn Better - Make It Stick (3/52)

    I've recently decided to attempt the arduous task of reading a book a week and summarizing my thoughts on the book in question. This is my third out of 52. I'm Roger, startup growth guy for Springboard, food lover, sometimes-blogger teaching code at code(love) whose unifying theme is the…