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Yelp – Please Know Yourself

What is Yelp? From Yelp itself, it’s “Our purpose: To connect people with great local businesses“. This sounds good to me. So when I visited the Yelp home page today to…connect with a great local business, I saw this screen with a great photo. It looked like a great place to go and thus intrigued, […]

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Sports

What Happens When You Headbutt a Bee at 25 MPH?

(Above) That’s what happens – I was road cycling at a good pace yesterday and I felt something hit my forehead. I knew it was too soft to be a rock, and then suddenly, stinging pain – I had actually slammed into a bee, and as its last act, had injected me with its venom […]

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Role of Governments: to Serve the People or to Control the People?

This recent podcast by NPR’s Planet Money reminded me of my own issues with the government, Episode 923: Good Teachers, Bad Deal: A Department of Education program gives talented, up-and-coming teachers a grant, not a loan, to help them pay for college. The condition: After you graduate, you have to teach in a low-income school. […]

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Vietnam Work

A Look at Facebook Dating through the Lens of FriendsPlus

In 2013, I led a team to create FriendsPlus, a mobile app that was acquired (and killed) right at launch. It turns out Facebook’s new dating app, announced last week, is very similar. Let’s see how Facebook talks about it: Facebook Dating product manager Charmaine Hung tells me that “I have 2,000 Facebook friends. I’m […]

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This Boy, 25 Years Ago

What I cared about: sports, fast cars, and more sports. Joe Montana, the 49ers, Andre Agassi, Nike, Bo Jackson, Michael Jordan,