This trip was absolutely incredible… and we have plenty of pictures and a few pieces of swag to prove it. But as much as Apple or AirBnB’s offices were visually stunning, in my final blog post I’d like to reflect on the more intangible elements of entrepreneurship in the Valley--common traits of character and frames … Continue reading Tech Trek Final Reflection
A few weeks ago, we delved into the sharing economy, and the idea that platform-oriented businesses, driven by network effects, tend to warp competition into a winner-takes-all market. Whether it’s more established players (Facebook, Amazon) or fast growing unicorns (AirBnB, Uber), these platforms tend to capture disproportionate market share for two fundamental reasons: the low … Continue reading Amazon, Superstar Cities, & the Regional Divide
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) capture the public imagination. And while there are concerns with the ever-increasing complexity of self-driving systems and uncertainty over how long it will actually take for these vehicles to become commercially available, in many ways, the technology, or perhaps more accurately, bundle of technologies, seems to have something for everyone--complex software and … Continue reading The Future of Mobility… GM?
As was brought up in the VC discussion last class, there are significant gender disparities in both female representation at VC firms and the startups these firms invest in. As one of the articles noted, female entrepreneurs receive only two percent of VC funding. In this blog post, I’d like to dig into that statistic … Continue reading Gender and the VC Funding Gap
Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb Summary: Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence develops a broad overview of how artificial intelligence (AI) works and how it will affect management and decision-making, the nature of jobs and the future structure of the economy, … Continue reading Book Summary || Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
Hey all, Hope everyone is enjoying the break and the holidays! My name is Charlie Power, and I’m excited for this class and the chance to get to know everybody over the course of the semester. I’ve heard great reviews from those who’ve done Tech Trek over the past couple years, and I’m really looking … Continue reading Selfie || Charlie Power