Gad’s Newsletter

Gad Allon
Scaling Operations, Gig Economy, Network, Supply Chains
Created 24 Aug 2020
  • New York State of Mind
    13 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 8 0
    Earlier this week, DoorDash announced that it has begun piloting a fifteen-minute delivery service in New York. In fact, it has created a new company, DashCorps, that will support the future expansion...
  • Small Scale Supply Chain: Why is it so Hard?
    06 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    The NY Times had an interesting article featuring a story of a ski equipment firm that was traditionally sourcing wood for its skis from China. The article highlights many of the issues that small fir...
  • ’Tis the Season of Flight Delays
    29 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 7 2
    I am writing this short article as news of Omicron, the new COVID variant, emerges and countries worldwide are already placing travel restrictions. However, I was already planning to write this articl...
  • Shortage Signs vs. Facing: Cheap Talk in Supply Chains
    22 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    You have probably heard quite a bit over the last few months on product shortages and stockouts. While we might be approaching the end of these, it seems we still have a long way to go, especially wit...
  • DoorDash Acquires Wolt: Consolidation, Scale, and Density
    15 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    Earlier this week, DoorDash announced the acquisition of Wolt, a Finnish food delivery firm, for $8.1 billion. The market response was quite favorable, and DoorDash’s stock went up by 11.58% after the...
  • Priority Queues and Skiing: A Slippery Slope
    08 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 7 0
    There are very few things that give me more joy over the winter than family skiing excursions, and there are very few topics that I enjoy teaching and discussing more than priority queues. So when Kil...
  • Uber, Tesla, and Hertz: The Unlikely Triangle
    01 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 5 3
    Earlier this week, Tesla, Hertz, and Uber announced a sequence of deals that have the potential to rattle the gig-fueled mobility market. First, Hertz agreed to buy 100,000 Model 3 Tesla cars for the ...
  • Return Culture
    25 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 9 7
    The world seems to be paying a lot of attention to supply chains recently, and a lot of the focus has been on delivering products to the customer, with various inefficiencies and delays along the way....
  • Front Line Workers and Customers: Anger in Days of COVID
    18 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 7 7
    This week I took another flight to San Francisco to teach our MBA students there. During the flight, a young passenger in his 20s was wearing his mask well below his nose, visibly against the rules. A...
  • Premature Scaling: Will Gorillas Go Puff?
    11 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 3 3
    Gorillas, the 10-minute delivery e-grocer, just announced that they are putting their much-anticipated expansion into the US on pause. The announcement came with the information of a new fundraiser, a...
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