The Four Levers To Combat Coronavirus

During a call with my fellow Silicon Guild members today, I shared my “three lever” model for addressing the coronavirus crisis. Based on their feedback, I’ve expanded it to four. The key levers that we as a society can pull are: 1. Testing 2. Tracking 3. Treatment 4. Behavior Change These levers are, to a … Continue reading The Four Levers To Combat Coronavirus

Covid-19: Inaction Also Has Economic Impact

One point that most of the “the current shutdown is worse economically than letting 1 million people die” crowd seem to overlook is that the number of deaths is a tiny fraction of those hospitalized. The latest CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) for the coronavirus showed a ratio of 44 deaths to 121 … Continue reading Covid-19: Inaction Also Has Economic Impact

Coronavirus Caution and Hope

Like almost everyone else, I am A) intensely worried about the coronavirus (AKA novel coronavirus AKA Covid 19), B) have zero medical expertise and C) am spending ridiculous amounts of time reading through random items on the Internet to try to make sense of what is going on. Also, events are moving so quickly that … Continue reading Coronavirus Caution and Hope

Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7.75 month update

When I checked in three weeks ago, I was just starting to hop and attempt a light jog. In the past three weeks, I’ve been exercising like mad (when I wasn’t busy traveling to Dubai and India) to get ready for my physical therapy appointment today. I’ve even felt good enough to shoot a basketball … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7.75 month update

My First Trip To India (and Dubai)

I recently had the pleasure and privilege of traveling to India (and Dubai) with my old friend Mohanjit Jolly, co-founder of the Iron Pillar Fund. In partnership with Iron Pillar and Sequoia India, I spoke at a number of events to spread the gospel of blitzscaling, as well as taking a brief detour to see … Continue reading My First Trip To India (and Dubai)

Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7 month update

The last time I posted one of these updates, I was hoping that I would be able to work on running and jumping again within a month or two. Well, in my last physical therapy session, which took place right after the 7 month anniversary of my injury, my therapist had me run and jump–sort … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7 month update

Book Review: Uncanny Valley

“Fish do not see water.” (Count Hayashi) I first came to Silicon Valley in the Fall of 1990, when I started my freshman year at Stanford. Since then, other than a five-year stint in Boston (or rather, Cambridge), I have lived in Silicon Valley, all within a five mile radius of my original freshman dorm. … Continue reading Book Review: Uncanny Valley

Achilles Tendon Recovery: 6 month update

This is the 10th in a series of updates about my Achilles tendon rupture and recovery. When I last wrote about this topic at the four month mark, my surgeon had given my repaired tendon a clean bill of health, but I was still working on recovering from the muscle atrophy resulting from the injury, … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Recovery: 6 month update