Interesting people, places, conversations, experiences & insights brought to you by a guy, who took some time off from corporate enterprise sales to take an Uber sabbatical... and that sabbatical continues 4 years later! ...Please note: Unless a person of fame, I do change the names and all vital particulars that might identify the people I write about (for their privacy).


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ZUMA: A REVIEW

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August 6, 2019

I have to be honest here and admit I have an obsession… it’s true and I can’t deny it any longer, it’s time to just be totally transparent here, OK I’m a FOODIE!  There I did it and it was pretty painless.  Yes…I, like many of you out there simply love…


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THE IMPOSTER SYNDROME

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July 16, 2019

THE IMPOSTER SYNDROME

Had I been sleeping under a rock?  I usually felt ahead of the curve in life, catching trends early on, but until Cindi brought up what she was suffering from I was totally in the dark on this one!

*Cindi

I picked her up in the Allston neighborhood…


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A FISHY CAREER PATH

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June 12, 2019

Sometimes our careers can take an unusual path to get to where we currently are, and a while back I wrote a post called HOW DID I GET HERE ANYWAY? , about how sometimes it just doesn’t make sense how we got to our current position.  By taking a…


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DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY???

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June 2, 2019

 
When people pop into my car it’s quite easy to gauge if they want to have a conversation or not.  Some people are so locked into their own world, they don’t look up from their phones or computers. I always respect everyone’s space, but most people immediately engage…


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AN UBER DILEMMA

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April 29, 2019

My days start early and because I am semi-retired, I end my day around 2pm. At this time I either get some errands done, write, work out or just take a well-deserved nap… oh, and I do look forward to the nap choice!  On this particular day, after a…


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AGENTS OF CHANGE

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April 16, 2019

 Here is the most recent post I wrote for ALLEY that deals with the topic of change, that I thought you might find interesting…Agents of Change On one particular day recently, I picked up four individual rides with people all going through one form or another of a big…


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ARMY OF ENTREPRENEURS

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April 2, 2019

NOW that the Mueller report is complete, guess what? The Wall and immigrants marching to our southern border are back in the news.  The creation of a fear mentality on immigrants coming into the US is something I don’t quite understand.  There’s nothing new about immigrants looking to re-boot…


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CORPORATE NAPPING

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March 17, 2019

Do I dare address the elephant in the room? I should, right? Okay, and so I will. You’ve convinced me. There was a very important holiday recently: March 11th. You, along with most of us, probably slept right through it… I am talking about National Napping Day of course!…


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LESSONS FROM THE ROAD

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January 28, 2019

Yes, lessons from the road, but let me be clear: these are not your lessons, they’re mine! People are all so different and I’m not talking about random people, I’m talking about my passengers! You cannot assume that people entering your car are all happy campers, because on the…


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GIRL ON A MISSION

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November 25, 2018

It was a long day… actually, it was a long week. I was looking for my last ride home.  As I was about to choose my destination as “HOME,” meaning I only pick up rides along the way to my house, I got a ping on my app for…

Jim
Greater Boston, MA

Long story short: I started with Lyft (4) years ago as a sabbatical from enterprise B2B sales. I did not like Lyft for some of their policies and the way they ran their business so, I switched to Uber which I prefer for many reasons. I have found driving for Uber in Boston to be one of the most engaging gigs I have ever experienced.

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