~12 min read · Aug 24th · What if paid work were no longer the centerpiece of American life?
future of work
Work has long been a social outlet for Americans — we’re more likely to make new friends through our jobs than any other setting, including school, neighborhood, or through existing friendships
people enough money to live on, even enough to support a family. They provided health insurance so people could go to a doctor if they got sick. Th
These jobs paid people enough money to live on, even enough to support a family. They provided health insurance so people could go to a doctor if they got sick. They even came with pensions so that once you’d worked for a certain number of years, you could actually stop working. You could rest.
5 min read · From 2017 · Why on earth would we go ahead an IPOD. DFG had done well as a traditional VC. What gives? Well, our IPO will raise an initial £102m of permanent capital. That’s PERMANENT capital –…
5 min read · Sep 1st · Have you seen this chart? I have seen it many times. It comes from this Washington Post article, but it seems to go viral on Twitter about every 6 months or so. The implication of the chart seems t…
Looking at the exact same data (from the Fed Distributional Financial Accounts) from a different perspective gives us a much different picture of recent history.
In this version, Gen X is now richer (30% richer!) than Boomers were at the same age (late 40s). Millennials don’t yet have a year of overlap with Boomers, but they are tracking Gen X almost exactly.
2 min read · Sep 6th · Not many sectors of the economy can claim 2020 was a good year for them. The global pandemic and its resulting lockdowns led to desperate conditions topped only by the Great Depression. Official…
~15 min read · Aug 30th · Gokul Rajaram shares a framework that he's used at Square and Caviar to make the most difficult decisions, all while assigning ownership, being inclusive and coordinating execution among all…
Aug 25th · Sixteen years after the launch of Google Talk, Google messaging is still a mess.
Google Talk, Google's first-ever instant messaging platform, launched on August 24, 2005. This company has been in the messaging business for 16 years, meaning Google has been making messaging clients for longer than some of its rivals have existed. But thanks to a decade and a half of nearly constant strategy changes, competing product launches, and internal sabotage, you can't say Google has a dominant or even stable instant messaging platform today.