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Driving Bay to Breakers

This weekend the City hosted its annual Bay to Breakers run. Bay to Breakers (B2B) is a 7 mile run through the heart of San Francisco. B2B starts from the east (bay) side of the City at the Embarcadero and … Continue reading

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Driving highlights

I had a beautiful set of days to drive a cab in the City. Sunny and 60s is the perfect weather. Above 60s and the greenhouse effect of the car windows makes it a bit too warm. I picked up … Continue reading

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Driving highlights

It was a tough weekend. It was slow Monday and Tuesday in the City. I am learning, albeit slowly, to let go of the natural feelings of elated success or critical failure that come from a high or low earning … Continue reading

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Thanks for your 3 months of work on the competitive analysis, Suzy. Let’s meet at 3:30 tomorrow and figure out how to implement!

Here’s a great interview with Columbia University professor of management William Dugan about why brainstorming doesn’t always serve our needs as well as it could. I echo some of his thoughts from my personal experience below. Surely you’ve had these … Continue reading

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Muni’s incompetent management structure injures more people.

The Examiner reports a Muni bus hit a pedestrian Monday evening bringing the total number of “pedestrian incidents” to 20 since the start of Muni’s fiscal year on July 1. 20 incidents? Why so many? Is this excessive? Yes. Is … Continue reading

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The City’s continuing support of MUNI is worse than no-bid Halliburton contracts in Iraq.

Surely, you’re familiar with no-bid contracts in Iraq. The United States federal government and its armed forces awarded numerous reconstruction and basic services contracts with no open competitive bidding processes during the early years of the Iraq War. The most … Continue reading

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What if the Van Ness BRT wasn’t run by MUNI?

I stumbled upon this excellent set of posts by “Eric” on his Transbay Blog. If you’re interested in BRT in San Francisco, these are an excellent read: Part 1 – Van Ness BRT: Why We Need It Part 2 – … Continue reading

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