My wife and I recently took a red-eye flight into Boston for our college reunion. We landed at 6am and were exhausted, so I decided to call an Uber…… Read more “Idiomatic Bootcamp #2: Uber & Lyft Cancellation Fees (infographic)”
Without a doubt, Uber is a business and social phenomenon. Despite being a magnet for controversy (e.g., cities forcing them out, lawsuits by drivers), Uber continues to thrive because it has created a magical experience for a large swath of riders. But, Uber’s path to world domination / IPO requires continued growth, which means winning over more riders and fending off competitors. And the only way it can do that is to make sure an ever larger fraction of those who try Uber falls in love with the experience.
I am the stereotypical startup founder HBO’s Silicon Valley was born to mock, but I love the show. I went to Stanford, live in Palo Alto, and am working…… Read more “Why we solve Pied Piper’s product/market fit problem”
Products that win feel magical. Customer feedback provides the path to eliminating the friction disrupting that magic.