Everything you want to go to is closed. This goes for a corner
market in the morning when all you want is a water, a sushi place, a
bar, take-out, the club you used to go to. Exceptions: Big Gay Safeway
and the 500 Club.
MUNI is just as bad a public transit system as they say.
Don't give money to hobos. You'll start to know your favorite "unhoused" person in your
neighborhood - ask them what else they might want, other than money. Hotel soap, a pack of
smokes, a bottle of milk (helps ease a sour/diabetic stomach)? Get
creative with your time interacting with our unhoused population or
you'll go nuts. Got a guilt complex? Volunteer! Work in a food kitchen.
No one takes American Express.
Fisherman's Wharf is only useful for In-N-Out burger. (Updated to add: In-N-Out is good, but it's not THAT good promise-of-the-golden-west style. I think their fries are lame. They will give you your burger on the side to give a snack to your puppydog.)
The Ferry Building farmers' market is awesome. The Civic Center farmers' market is cheap.
Just like many things in life, it's easier when you hate it just a little bit.
Everyone has an opinion on Burning Man.
It's still my favorite city on Earth.
This is inspired by a conversation I had with my colleague Anil Dash a long
time ago. And also by those silly "25 things about me" memes which make me want to stick a fork in my eye. I'm just getting used to being back in my favorite city again, so it was a good time to write this up.
What is the role of distribution in a world where consumption, savings, and investment will accelerate in volatility?
In the 20th century, advantage was attained by seizing or building
distribution channels. At the Lab, we've found that value chains built
on inert channels are significantly less profitable than value chains
built on circuits - two-way channels, where context flows in one
direction, and goods in the other. Think (the totally radical) Threadless.