Taking small steps towards big impactFeatured

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Hey Paola,I'm glad Elpha featured your story. You honestly sound like a very nice person to know!This is a bit off-tangent, but I'm really curious :) - what's your take on the environmental issues we're facing? How are you thinking about these in relation to the delivery business/products?Cheers,Silvia
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Thanks! So as a society we just need to understand better the network dynamics. The reality is the violence coming from the drug war derives from the demand we have created, and the policies around it. The environmental issues are the same thing. So it all comes down to having the appropriate incentives in place to generate the behaviors we need in order to make the society better. When thinking about business/product, I usually have the same mentality. Ultimately whatever we deliver ends up affecting human beings. So for all the features that I’m looking at I keep asking myself, will this shape the behavior of agents so that we are going towards a better network. These types of questions allow for long term consideration always.
silviaem's profile thumbnail
Hey Paola,Agreed, having a big picture mindset helps to figure out how to promote "good" behaviours.I guess my question was more on whether you guys include such environmental concerns somehow into, say, your routing algorithm(s) or the business model?
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"It reminds me of something that a mentor of mine once told me: “You need to want something to be successful, but the more you want, the more likely you are to be rejected. So success and rejection come hand in hand.” When in doubt, remind yourself of Jack Ma’s story."Loved this statement. It's so easy to forget that 'you miss every shot you don't take' doesn't mean you won't miss the shot. In fact, the more shots, the more misses. Hopefully that miss ratio declines over time and we get better at handling the misses and celebrating the successes.
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Absolutely, resilience and persistence are everything! Its a matter of reminding ourselves that everyone has gone through these rejections to get where they are, we just have not seen them.