ProjectSHERPA: a startup retrospective

Over several years, while fully employed, some friends and I built a startup with whatever time we could scrape together.  ProjectSHERPA was an imagining of what the tech recruiting marketplace could be – a data-enabled web platform for finding, screening, and recruiting entry-level technology talent.   Virtually everyone in the space …

My Libertarian Hedge Fund Employed Perspective on Occupy Wall Street

I recently visited Zucotti Park in lower Manhattan, the tent city home of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It was a gloomy, rainy day when I visited, and there were far fewer than the thousands of people I’d expected to see hanging out – maybe there were a couple hundred …

MBA Notes: The Virtue of Selfishness, and Net Neutrality

In a recent NYU Stern class (Economics of Social and Other Networks), we covered the economics of net neutrality, “a principle that advocates no restrictions by Internet service providers or governments on consumers’ access to networks that participate in the internet” (wikipedia). The idea here is that users should have …