I met my goal of reading 12 books this past year! To be fair, the bar isn’t that high and we all had additional free time, but I’ll take it. I continue to enjoy reading nonfiction as it’s an avenue for me to learn about the world and how it…


“We commit ourselves to protecting the progress we’ve made until we finish the job for good with quality affordable coverage for every single American”.

Obama on the tenth anniversary of Obamacare, 2020

Part 1: Our Healthcare Challenges and Goals of Obamacare

To this day, there is fierce political opposition on…


“We came to build a future. So tonight, I return to speak to all of you about an issue that is central to that future — and that is the issue of health care… Our collective failure to meet this challenge — year after year, decade after decade — has…


Book: Anand Giridharadas , Winner Takes All

The Gates Foundation recently funded a project to distribute home testing kits for the coronavirus and committed over $100 million to the global response. Jeff Bezos committed $10 billion earlier this year to addressing climate change through a new ‘Bezos Earth Fund’ to fund scientists, activists, and nongovernmental organizations, in…


Book: Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law

For many who live in big cities, I think we’re familiar to the various ethnic communities within a city, and how the demographic of those that live there follow. In parallel, things like restaurants, colleges, and corporations form based on the needs of that community (or the other way around)…


Market Landscape

With the influx of cyber attacks and the growing adoption of cloud and IOT, the opportunity in the cybersecurity market is booming. Venture dollars invested in cybersecurity startups reached $5.4 billion in 2018, doubled from 2016. The global cybersecurity market is currently valued at $120 billion and is expected to…


The Basics

Cybersecurity has become increasingly challenging to manage and a priority for organizations across any industry or size. Security threats are constantly evolving (and increasing) as businesses move to digital, adopt new technologies, and drive efficiency. And it’s not coming cheap to businesses — in 2018, the cost of a cyber-data…


Book: Elizabeth Currid-Hackett, The Sum of Small Things

I really enjoy thinking and exploring the interlay between sociology and economics, and this book hits just the spot. Elizabeth Hackett, a professor at USC, details the rise of a changing elite class she calls the ‘aspirational class’ — one that carry NPR tote bags, buys free-range chicken, wears organic…


Books: T.R. Reid, The Healing of America & A Fine Mess

I recently read two books from T.R. Reid, a journalist and reporter from the Washington Post — a 2009 book about America’s healthcare system, “The Healing of America”, and a recently published book about tax laws, “A Fine Mess”. …


Is my company for or against me?

In a previous post, I discussed the idea of consumers boycotting products they don’t agree with from a political or ethical standpoint. This perception that we want to create of who we are and our identity is incredibly important to us, thus, we often grapple with a mechanism in which…

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Product Management | UC Berkeley ’16 Economics & Public Policy | Personal @ https://medium.com/@richielife

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