1. 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…


  2. 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…


  3. 11 Reasons Why The Panama Papers Matter

    "In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread." You've probably heard a lot about the Panama Papers. Here are some facts to keep in mind about why the revelations matter. 1) McKinsey's former chief…


  4. Crime in SF: Looking Beyond the Stereotypes to the Data

    I was playing around with Mode's query editor, when lo and behold, I found a tutorial data set I was interested in exploring further: a recording of every reported criminal incident in San Francisco from the week of October, 28th, 2013 all the way to the week of January, 27th,…


  5. How to Build Something From Nothing: A Review of Peter Thiel’s Zero to One (2/52)

    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 second 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…