|...or is that just a San Francisco thing?|
|Ok, second worst, right after|
this guy. It's a crowded field.
|Stay strong Justin, stay strong...|
"I've been living in SF for over three years and without a doubt it is the worst it's ever been. Every day, on my way to, and on my way from work I see people sprawled across the sidewalk, tent cities, human feces and the faces of addiction."
-Justin Keller, tragic victim
of having to look at poor people
|Another day in the old salt |
mine, am I right guys?
|"Whoa, holy shit, have a heart..."|
-Ayn Rand, not wanting a
piece of Keller's philosophy
-Justin Keller, free market winner
|They rode that bubble like Muad'Dib|
on the Shai Halud. Sorry, it's not the
best analogy, I just really like Dune
So maybe he had a bad day and was venting his frustration in the dickiest way possible. Maybe he's actually a decent human being, and this screed was just the result of a night too many $18 cocktails. Whatever the cause, the internet is going to eat him alive today and I just hope he takes a breath and thinks about what he said. When he refers to gentrification, he's talking about how he and others with similarly ridiculous salaries rode the tech bubble into town, raised the cost of living exponentially and caused a lot of the evictions and misery he sees from his scooter on the way to work every morning.
So, I don't want to tell Justin how to grow his brand or whatever, but maybe he could start a new company that turns some of that innovation and outside-the-box-ness that made his pretend industry so successful and help fix the problem he helped create instead of asking the people whose lives he ruined to get out of his sight.
|In an innovative move, Justin Keller of Commando.io is the cause of the social |
problem he's complaining about. It's what is known in the business world as synergy.