Instant Gratification

Deliveries are moving from hours to minutes, at the cost of selection breadth. The latest incarnation of this trend is Spoonrocket, who delivers a constrained selection breadth of 1 of 2 meal options in just 10-minutes.   You could prepare a similar graph for the time it used to book a taxi (e.g. days for Boston […]

Equity In A Startup

A factor of 10 is useful in predicting what percentage of a company you should allocate to new hires (if you’re the hiring manager), and what percentage you should receive in a fair negotiation (if you’re the recruit).   About Project Graph: At Wharton we’re taught that everything can be graphed. This is my attempt […]

The Commute Paradox

In a paper entitled Stress that Doesn’t Pay, Swiss economists Bruno Frey and Alois Stutzer wrote that a bad commute reduces happiness regardless of how long we’re exposed to it. Even the loss of a limb or winning the lottery doesn’t create a permanent and sizable shift in happiness, but a bad commute does. They […]