Writing Review for Weeks of Nov 12 & 19, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! As another year comes to a close, it is always great to refocus on what we are thankful for each year.

Amazon did exactly what it should have with its HQ2 process

An argumentative essay that largely agrees with Amazon’s process for selecting its HQ2. Such location decisions are almost always the exclusive province of boards of directors, but Amazon did open it up a bit to offer politicians an opportunity to make their pitch. Maybe people didn’t like the process, or thought it was sickening how much cities were willing to fight for jobs (I don’t understand that personally). In the end though, it is great that cities had any input at all on a private corporate matter.

Open sourcing analysis, plus US, China and HQ2

Okay, one final Form D note

Two final pieces in an experimental column I worked on this month. One of my new goals (pre New Years!) is to do more open-source journalism/analysis, where we do analysis publicly and put our editorial calendar in front of readers for feedback. My hope is to continue experimenting in that vein in the coming months.

Uber’s financials, Qualtric’s $8B exit and what’s going on at WeWork

Another episode of TechCrunch’s Equity podcast. Grab and listen.

Photo by Manuel Bahamondez H used under Creative Commons

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