FlightCar & sharing economy "could be the big economic story of this decade"

Paul Graham on FlightCar, via Hacker News:
There is clearly something to the "sharing economy" that everyone is talking about. There will be glitches along the way, but I'm pretty sure this idea is here to stay. Considering the value of the assets involved, it could be the big economic story of this decade.

Here's the fundraising news on TechCrunch. And when you're ready to start making money from parking your car at the airport, visit FlightCar.com.

Coding is the American Dream

The learn-to-code movement keeps gaining steam and it makes my heart grow three sizes. This quote from Code.org founder Hadi Partovi could be an excerpt from my book, Without Their Permission:
“Coding is the American Dream. If you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or even want a high-paying job, those jobs are for programmers. … And yet the opportunity to be exposed to that is going to the top 10 percent, and that is just morally wrong.”

Thank you, Kathrina!

For the last year, I've had the privilege of working w Kathrina Manalac; now she's moving on to awesome things in the entertainment wing at Samsung.

She's leaving NY (nooooo!) to return home to the Bay Area. I wish her all the best and hope that her new co-workers know how good they have it!

For the past year, she's basically run my life, earned me & my companies a mountain of publicity, advised nearly all of my portfolio companies at some time or another, and gotten lots of stuff done.

Needless to say, there's no way I would've gotten Without Their Permission done in time without her.

Keep your eyes on her and Hidden Menu so I can say: "told you so."


We are some of the smartest, most empowered humans who have ever lived. We have so much. Can we use our minds, our skills, our resources to make the world a better place for people who never had the opportunities we have? It would cost us so little, and we can accomplish so much.

We can be better. We can be amazing. We can be heroes.

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