4.5 trends in energy sector that will re-shape it. And solar is not one of them.

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Alex P.
Alex P.

Living in Northern Texas after Southern California is like landing on Mars after Earth. Never-ending flatness of countless fields. Trucks. Plazas. Heat. With its 300 days of summer I thought Texas would lead the movement of utilization of solar power. But Lone Star State is only 10th in the US. Texas is big on wind […]… Read More





“Innovate, please!” parking citation system

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Jeffrey Wenzel
Jeffrey Wenzel

Weekly series “Innovate, please!” analyze existing products and companies that lack innovation in order to meet demand, beat their competition or simply compete against time.   I have always wondered — why people choose to become parking citation officers. They must have karma built from granite rocks. If you leave a ticket under the windshield, car owner […]… Read More





5-Star ratings kill innocent business

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Alex P.
Alex P.

So my wife is the Queen of Poshmark app. She knows all about recycled universal energy and the string theory. She sells stuff that was decaying in our closet and uses earned money to buy someone else’s stuff we need in a short run (like dog stuff, ect.). This week she has faced a situation […]… Read More





Motel 6 vs Super8. Why upgraded rooms won’t help G6 in the long run.

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Alex P.
Alex P.

Times of classic retro US motels are over. G6 is actively reshaping its properties to attract younger more advanced customers. And so far G6 owns the economy segment.  2015 was very successful for the company resulting in 26% growth and 1300 active locations. This year ambitious goals stretch all the way down to South America. […]… Read More





Play chess vs checking Facebook.

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Alex P.
Alex P.

I thought things were bad, but not that bad. Turns out studies of phone usage from 2012 that I read a few years ago are no longer relevant. Average young adults spend 3–5 hours a day with unnaturally serious faces swiping through social media posts on their phones. Am I one of them? To some […]… Read More





Hunger is not a priority. UBER is.

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Alex P.
Alex P.

We live in a TMZ world. Where the worst of people get most “likes” and moral imbeciles receive unseen user retention. We live in the times when ridesharing mobile applications are valued higher than some countries’ GDPs; when term “pre-money evaluation” is somehow justified and accepted by the majority of investors in the US; when […]… Read More





Local vs Remote engineers: any difference?

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Jeffrey Wenzel
Jeffrey Wenzel

I still can’t believe how many executives of great American businesses struggle with this choice. Let me help settle it once and for all. Personally, I disgrace modern outsourcing companies that call themselves “outsourcing companies”. They sell, look and work using the same old pattern they all used back in 1995 when I first heard […]… Read More





The real cost of hiring expensive people

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Jeffrey Wenzel
Jeffrey Wenzel

When wife and kids no longer seem to be the light of a man’s life, he turns his head elsewhere. It’s natural for people to lose interest in what they once loved and think they’d find something unique and mysterious around the corner. Most of those men think they’re really changing their lives. Are they? […]… Read More





Company management problems created by hierarchy

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Alex P.
Alex P.

Progressive companies like Spotify, Uber, Tesla, Techery (of course) have realized that hierarchy slows growth. Keep scaling hierarchy and you’ll find your name among penny stock traders. Why hierarchy used to work? It actually never did. Read interviews of the great company leaders from 70s and 80s and you’ll find out that they had to […]… Read More





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4.5 trends in energy sector that will re-shape it. And solar is not one of them.

Living in Northern Texas after Southern California is like landing on Mars after Earth. Never-ending flatness of countless fields. Trucks. Plazas. Heat. With its 300 days of summer I thought Texas would lead the movement of utilization of solar power. But Lone Star State is only 10th in the US. Texas is big on wind […]

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