You make some points. But those points are not the ones that will cause Uber to succeed or fail. The issue is that they are losing money now and do not enjoy any economy of scale - meaning that the bigger they get, the more money they lose.

And as for investor’s judgment - Uber likely lied to investors the same way…

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Last night I watched the Franz Zappa doc “Eat This Question”. Very good stuff. At the end, FZ does his version of a PSA that goes (and I’m paraphrasing) “Look: You’re 18. Get the spoon out of your nose, get the needle out of your arm, and go out and VOTE! DO IT NOW!”

More on the so-called Gillette business model: In 1906 businessman King Camp Gillette (1855-1932) marketed a safety razor and blades. The usual story is that he practically gave away the razor in order to sell the blades, but in fact the razor cost $5 at a time when the average worker made about $250 per year. In…

One of the better tips I received was to “Be ten minutes early for a business appointment, half an hour late for a party, and right on time for a date.” Being half hour behind everyone else drinking is a good way to see how much you don’t want to be one of the drunks.

Scala & Kolacny Brothers are trailer music machines. They recorded the Creep cover for The Social Network, California Dreamin’ for San Andreas, Nothing Else Matters for Zero Dark Thirty, and sad versions of just about every other song you can imagine, including this:  

This. This is what happens when the party only cares about the presidency and ignores party building along with local and state races (where you find political talent). Take Florida where 33-year-old Patrick Murphy was the best we could run against Rubio. Dude record sucks and he was an R 5 years ago. Give me a break…

RE: The regulatory attorney. I fear *this* will be what Obama’s legacy winds up being (especially if the ACA is gutted/repealed). Every batshit crazy decision trump makes will be caveated in history books with “He was able to do this because Obama consolidated more and more power in the executive branch through…

My best buddy played all his life, through college, and 6 years in the league. The shit he goes through now on a day to day basis with his brain, in his late 30's, made him tell me the other day, “If I knew I would end up like this, I would have never played.” Needless to say, my two boys will never play.

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Honestly, I think I’m only still watching the NFL for the same reason I’m still on Facebook: social pressure. Like 80 percent of my friend group cares about these games, our fantasy league has been a great way for my ever-sprawling college-era clan to keep in touch, it’s a good thing to chat with my dad about when I…

Some employers are exploiting the fact that there isn't anywhere else to go. Forget the days of a bonus, raise, or even a holiday party. I'm not talking about singling people out for bad performance either, it was company wide. It's hard to stay motivated when you're watching business owners purchase a 4th vacation…

Abuse and fucking power plays are rife in all arts-based industries, because it’s so easy for abusers to retaliate against anyone who stands up to them. Most work opportunities are short-term (like for the duration of the play or exhibition). There’s a lot of competition for work and the criteria is purely subjective.…