Disruption is always easy to spot in hindsight. How did paying one million dollars for a taxi medallion make sense as a mechanism to facilitate public taxi service?
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What were the problems that companies like Lyft and Uber solved?
Lower price Push vs. Pull (Driver comes to you) Predictable service Habit building feedback loop Async by design Digital vs analog Non-linear workflow Current State of Higher Education That Will Be Disrupted A similar disruption is underway with education.
originally published in Forbes, Feb 4, 2019:
There will be no data science job listings in about 10 years, and here is why. There are no MBA jobs in 2019, just like there are no computer science jobs. MBAs, computer science degrees and data science degrees are degrees, not jobs. I believe the reason companies are hiring people into data science job titles is because they recognize there are emerging trends (cloud computing, big data, AI, machine learning), and they want to invest in them.