Words to Work By, Revisited

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Just came across this list I wrote for the Quizlet company handbook in 2010. I was trying to convey some of my personal values I hoped would become part of the culture. We had a young team (see above), mostly in their early 20s, and in their first jobs. I’m proud to say they followed a lot of this advice, except for a few non starters (e.g. music and texting):

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Radical Marketing Ideas to Speed Electric Car Adoption

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Electric cars in 2017 are selling at a snail’s pace – in the tens of thousands per year. At this rate, they won’t meaningfully reduce carbon emissions for decades (too late).

Creative, aggressive marketing is needed, ASAP, to change this. Unlike the Prius, which quickly became “the car to buy if you care about the environment” and has sold millions (5.7M so far, despite being ugly), electric cars are still “the car you wish you could buy, maybe in a couple years.”

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Local Artists I Like

Here’s a list of local (Bay Area) artists I’ve discovered – and liked – for one reason or another. I’ll keep adding more:


Oree Originol – Oakland. (website) Discovered him through the utility box he painted on Sacramento Street.  He does colorful abstract mosaic-type paintings and murals, and also protest posters, like the ‘Justice for Our Lives’ series below.

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