Welcome to the Season Finale for Two Truths and a Take, Season One. Not much new here, except a look back at all of the posts I wrote over this past year, and what have been some of the recurring themes. If you missed any of these issues (including a few I’ve starred as among my favourites) now’s the time to catch up! Enjoy the new year, and I’ll see you in a couple weeks.
“Startups aren’t economically sensible; they need all the help they can get":
Abundance (and its consequences):
Cooking as a service | May 9 * This was one of my favourite posts of the year, and I hope you enjoyed it too. Food is a great bellwether for what’s going on in our lives, and the ongoing reinvention of food production, preparation and consumption can show us a lot about how our world is changing around us.
What people are like:
The Audio Revolution | October 17 *I spent more time working on this post than any other one, and I hope you read it - including some actionable advice at the end that I am following myself, and am happier for it.
The trillion dollar lawsuit | November 7 *The post that made more people mad than any other this year. Is this story a conspiracy theory? Well, I mean, sure it’s a conspiracy theory. But it’s a conspiracy theory I think is kind of true! I’m sure that I, and everyone else, have elements of this story wrong. I don’t think we’ll ever really know the real truth about what happened. But, really, who cares if it’s true - it’s true now.
Transportation and housing:
Why I don’t love Light Rail Transit | September 12 *This post was a real odd one out, in that it didn’t fit with any other themes and is really about a total side interest of mine that has little to do with the theme of this newsletter. But it’s an interesting problem, and one that affects a lot of people.
A midsummer night’s term sheet | July 14 *This was obviously fun to write, and I think you’ll enjoy reading it if you haven’t already.
And finally, here are some reading links for your Sunday:
Happy new year, and see you in January!