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Venkatesh Rao
Venkatesh Rao is a Seattle-based writer and consultant. He is the author of Tempo (2011), a book on decision-making, and blogs at ribbonfarm.

Written by Venkatesh Rao

Essay/
Economics
Deep play

Like the world fairs of old, Silicon Valley runs on booms, busts, and showboating impresarios. That’s a good thing

Venkatesh Rao

Essay/
Economics
The American cloud

The cosy coastal world of pretend farmers’ markets bears no resemblance to the actual back end of America

Venkatesh Rao