What Polyamory Can Teach Us About Innovation

What Polyamory Can Teach Us About Innovation

While some might dismiss polyamory as just odd fringe behavior, it’s perfectly consistent with the rule-breaking mindset of the Bay Area to foster new, seemingly radical ideas. It’s this “innovation ethos” that has single-handedly prevented overall innovation in the United States from stagnating. 

Open-mindedness to non-traditional social behaviors spills into the business world here as well, challenging the status-quo and testing new boundaries. Whether it’s a new approach to relationships or a new paradigm for software development, the predominant attitude in the Bay Area is to rethink accepted ways of doing things.

Guide to Snapchat for Confused 30-Somethings

Guide to Snapchat for Confused 30-Somethings

One of the benefits of paying $1,500 for a shared room in a San Francisco “startup house” is you get to live with a bunch of early 20-somethings and observe their obsession with Snapchat. It’s widely known that anyone above the age of 30 finds Snapchat baffling, not just for the concept it’s based on – disappearing messages – but because using the app itself is a mindboggling endeavor.

But the more I learned how these tots are using Snapchat, the more I appreciated its appeal and how innovative it is, even iconoclastic for a social media platform. First off, Snapchat flies in the face of everything us 30-somethings have come to expect from a social media app.