Compassionate Community or You’re On Your Own? I believe there are two fundamentally opposing attitudes that are most responsible for shaping the current political discourse. One attitude, which I’ll call the You’re On Your Own Attitude: In America you need to figure it out on your own. No one owes you anything. You need to … Continue reading American Attitudes
Can we count on Medium to be around in 10 years? I’m planning to look at my blog posts then, too. I spent some time this week looking over coding projects I have done over the last 12 years, which is pretty much about when I started experimenting with coding. I realized a few awesome … Continue reading I’m going to write on Medium. And I’m going to keep copying posts over to my blog.
Just a small sampling of the ads I received. It’s that time of the year again. Time to vote on propositions in San Francisco. The Voting Guide is about 200 pages too long, so I can’t imagine too many people are reading it. I’ve read the whole thing and summarized my take here. Reminder: … Continue reading Jeremy’s 2015 Voting Guide to San Francisco Propositions
Pink School Buses for Dynamic Large Carpools Dear Lyft, I would like to share with you a Free Idea that you can implement to keep making your app better! Here is the idea: Lyft should buy a fleet of school buses, paint or vinyl wrap them pink, add the Lyft logo and start operating some … Continue reading Dear Lyft, Here is a Free Idea
Here is the best way to start being more creative and complete with the work that you do: Write Everything Down. Whether you are managing follow-ups after an important meeting, catching that last crazy idea you had before you fall asleep, or coming up with a new insight that will help you close the deal, … Continue reading Write Everything Down
At the start of 2014 I made a New Year’s Resolution. I never could seem to keep my New Year’s Resolutions, probably for a host of reasons: too many, too complicated, forgot to do them, wrong ones—but this year I was going to complete them. So I made one New Year’s Resolution. Read a book … Continue reading What I Read in 2014
There have been many people who have previously attempted to answer this question. It’s been a very common question I’ve gotten in one form or another since going to Burning Man. It is also a surprisingly good question because Burning Man is a very hard event to describe. Many of the people who have previously … Continue reading What is Burning Man?
Prepping a 2 minute TV pitch I recently did a two minute pitch for CodeHS on live TV on NBC, which was one of the bigger pitches I have done. At this point I’ve done lots of pitches and presentations to all sorts of audiences. I’m just going to describe a little bit … Continue reading How I Practice Pitches
Or how to improve your public speaking. Standup comedy is the hardest type of public speaking. I’ve given speeches, I’ve taught small sections, presented to small groups, done formal and informal presentations, lectured hundreds of people, given presentations to schools, teachers, administrators, done product pitches to large and small groups of investors, done … Continue reading Everything is Easy After Standup Comedy
Let’s say you are like a lot of people I know who are interested in doing a startup—but you’re waiting for the stars to align just perfectly for you to jump into this endeavor. I’ll cut to the chase—don’t wait for the opportunity to be just right. Commit first, and you give yourself the ability … Continue reading Commitment Leads to Opportunity