Companies struggle with this and understandably so

Who decides what is wrong or right?

The last few weeks, this has been on my mind a lot. Who decides what is wrong or right? I have no answer to that question, but this has been on my mind: Companies have norms like no pornographic content. They ban the content and actively moderate for it. But how about social norms? I […]

World’s most valuable company is joining the bandwagon of spreading misinformation

Apple’s weird rebuttal to Spotify’s EU complaint

Apple published a press release to defend their position with regard to Spotify’s complaint to the EU about the App Store practices. The narrative in this press release is…. questionable. Let’s go through it: At its core, the App Store is a safe, secure platform where users can have faith in the apps they discover […]
Philly mandates acceptance of cash. NJ / NY are next. MA already mandates it.

But cashless is better than cash

Philly mandates acceptance of cash. NJ / NY are next. MA already mandates it.

Philadelphia passed a bill to force stores to accept cash. The states of New York and New Jersey are contemplating [...]

Sign of the times

Lack of nuance

In today’s world, there’s a serious lack of nuance. And I wonder where it came from? There’s no nuance in politics, religion, work, or anything really. The problem is that lack of nuance kills debate and sharing of ideas. Lack of nuance makes it impossible to change your mind or leave the door open to […]
Everything iterates to lowest denominator

Universal law of wide adoption

Everything iterates to lowest denominator

Last night, I was pondering a little bit on the social network post of yesterday. One of the interesting aspects is [...]
A second brain

My love affair with unstructured notes and documents

A second brain

I am a simpleton with regard to productivity software. I just use notes and documents. I have tried many smart todo [...]
Inbox zero vs inbox infinity

Email bankruptcy is no excuse

Inbox zero vs inbox infinity

An article from the Atlantic was making the rounds this week. It makes a case for letting go of inbox zero and just [...]

Sorry, I’m not eating at home tonight

Subscriptions for consumables are impossibly hard

I’ve been following the IPO and the performance of Blue Apron closely. Innately I don’t believe in subscription models for consumables. In my mind, there’s too much hassle in “managing” the subscription. Life is not predictable and small changes (“Sorry, I won’t be able to make dinner tonight”) ruin the rhythm of incoming products. Amazon […]

Less choice is often better

FOBO & Amazon

Every now and then, I’m searching for something on Amazon and end up not buying. The problem is that I get overwhelmed with choices and end up with option paralysis. In other words, a serious bout of fear of better options (FOBO). Yesterday, I was looking for a long outdoor extension cord. Amazon has 14 […]

A story of goodbye


I’ve been an Evernote user since 2010. I’ve been a paying customer for as long as I can remember and I’ve literally thousands of notes in Evernote, but last month I had to renew and I decided not to. Evernote has been drifting for a while and leadership turnover has been high. It clearly shows […]