A generalizable framework for evaluating new business opportunities

Whether an idea for a startup or new product or service offering at an existing company, the following is a framework I use to evaluate new business opportunities. Usually, the truth is that we aren't deciding between pursuing one opportunity or not; rather there are multiple opportunities available Read more [...]

14 Insights Into The Autonomous Vehicle Future

Fleet Sizing, Fleet Management, and Strategic Frameworks are critical for a robot taxi platform’s proper execution. The below ideas are some of my favorite that span these topics. FLEET SIZING 1: While market demand for rides drives fleet-sizing decisions (supply-deployed), so in turn, Read more [...]

Why Apple has to make inroads in the autonomous self-driving car space, and fast.

Autonomous vehicles; not wearables will be the new mobile platform. Autonomous self-driving vehicles (AVs) will be the new mobile platform, on top of which a host of new products and experiences will be developed. Like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile operating systems, on top of Read more [...]

Three cool lessons we can learn from jazz and apply to business

I just watched a talk given by Google Ventures partner Ken Norton about what we can learn from jazz music and how it is created. Below are the three ideas. 1  Get uncomfortable but not too uncomfortable "Miles Davis nudged his musicians into a place where they were uncomfortable, the zone of optimal Read more [...]

Does it make sense for OEMs to be investing in AVs and urban mobility products?

TLDR: AVs and robot taxi services are not a near-term (3-7 year) threat to existing OEM business lines, but they are a longer-term (7+ year) threat to OEMs; and this is why they are investing so heavily in AV technology. Investments being made by large car manufacturer (OEMs) in self-driving Read more [...]

My Management Style

COMMUNICATION … both upward and downward Excite and motivate. Make sure the team understands how their job is important and part of the larger mission. Clear objectives and values. It is important that the team know what our primary goals are and see how we will achieve them. Where we may make compromises Read more [...]