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Alexander “Alex” Diaz
Works at Uber Technologies Inc.
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I could sleep right now, but is the competition sleeping?

Things that keep me up at night.


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when you looked at the combined company - one side was profitable (payments) and the other side (selling) was not. I have a feeling that PayPal will continue to climb and eBay will start to drop unless a rebuild to their brand or overall image is made.
While it's operating in a highly competitive space, PayPal is also offering the most comprehensive set of money-related services.
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Not the most tactful way to report sentiment, but I like the spirit.
#Marketing  
Not the most tactful way to report sentiment, but I like the spirit.
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Google's "mobile update" may, in hindsight, seem small compared to the change Facebook announced today. Facebook is changing their news feed algorithm again (in several ways) to feature fewer links/news and more updates from friends. FB users will also see fewer links that friends have shared/liked/commented-on, which will further reduce the external traffic Facebook can/will send.
Publishers are going to be in a tougher and tougher position, given that Facebook's organic reach is already so low (~2% on avg was the last reliable number). This will have a much more dramatic impact on organic web traffic channels and opportunity than Google's mobile-friendly algorithm changes.
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+GeekWire + a Smart Watch? Okay, I'm in.
The Choose Your Own Apple Watch Giveaway - Claim Your Chance to Win Whichever Apple Watch You Want
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Do you instantly know why you wake up in the morning?
#mondaymotivation   #blogpost  
Do you instantly know why you wake up in the morning?
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Ben Kuchera (Polygon) pretty much nailed it on the head.  #Halo always felt like it was about community - split screen, co-op, LAN party, multiplayer - doesn't matter, the game brought people together like i had never seen before (except from something like Smash or Mario Kart - hell, I bonded with my 10 year older brother over co-op NES Mario Bros) from roommates bonding , family members playing together, even kids hanging out at teen centers, etc - taking that function away felt like a huge part of the soul to the franchise got ignored. This article (different from the embedded image below) has a very dramatic title, but i felt it hit what bothered me pretty well. - http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2015/09/21/the-new-loneliness-of-video-games/

Shame #Xbox chose to focus on revenue over community. Beautiful game and attention to details, a great step in the right direction - with two painful steps back.
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From my view it seems a big factor that 'families with money' bring is a "Fallback Option"  - I imagine this is one of the more important (other factors being Connections, Finance, etc), people from a comfortable family know if their venture goes south they wont be homeless. Their family/friends will make sure they have board, food and an ability to restart. This puts them in a position to risk all with out the same downside.

Ambitious ideas take more time than just product development/implementation. Marketing and business development run on much lengthier schedules. For example, if I was running on half a year in on savings trying to go 100% on my startup, I would HAVE to be pulled away from full-time on my startup and back into contract work, where I'd be constantly encouraged to just go full-time instead (mostly founding-stage startups with funding). Meanwhile, my entrepreneur friends who come from exceptionally wealthy backgrounds have no such constraints or risk of going homeless if their startup doesn't get funding or start making revenue. 
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this wins everything. #JustDoIt  
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Something to get you through the week.

#reflections   #blogpost  
this was a write up done back in 2011/2012 that i published not long before leaving college. it was at a moment when i w…
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"Howard the Duck will save us all."
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#Daredevil  easter eggs for days..

Plus two more
(1) Ultron Foreshadowing - when Karen's banging on the fax machine, and foggy says to be nice to it for when the machines take over. 
(2) Kingpin Allusion - the king's card pinned up on the board for Fisk's 'villain name'.
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My Mantras: (1) Passion and enthusiasm make things possible, not easy. (2) The person that works the hardest wins. (3) You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly. (4) Embrace the value of extreme focus; and (5) Orville Wright did not have a pilot's license.
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Product and brand marketing professional. Market research geek and strategist. Wanderer. Story-teller. Go-getter. Coffee addicted, sartorial minded, tech lover with an entrepreneurial heart.  

Speak Softly. Hustle Hard.

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Je pense, donc je suis....oh and a blackbelt
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Marketing Manager
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Marketing Communications, Strategy, & Media Relations
Employment
  • Uber Technologies Inc.
    Marketing Manager, 2016 - present
  • Twitter Inc.
    Media, Marketing, and Sales, 2015 - 2016
  • Startup Weekend
    Organizer (Marketing Chair), 2012 - 2015
  • Xbox
    Digital Marketing, 2012 - 2015
  • TEDxSeattle
    Organizer (Marketing Chair), 2012 - 2015
WORST customer experience, ever. I make call about a delivery issue, a very important and expensive one and they tell me they're closed and before i can respond - hang up. Are you serious?? I know I had 5 minutes, I'm willing to call tomorrow as well - but you can't give me 5 minutes of your damn time to say one word? Wow.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Wow, seriously, I was an intrigued skeptic when I heard people raving about the pad thai here. After all Pad Thai is such a cheap staple of Thai cuisine that few restaurants bother putting much effort or care into it. I love thai food and have eaten and cooked pad thai many a times but this hands down was the best I've ever had.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
I have never met a higher class of people than these guys. IT consulting isn't just what they do. It's a way of life.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
One word: amazing! It's been since I've gone to a japanese steak house, this has been a favorite by far.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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Love this place. The energy is intense and everyone is always friendly and willing to help out. If you ever want to get in the know for Social Media and utilizing Engagement, Banyan Branch is where it's at for Social Engagement.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
It's apparent the employees don't want to be there :-/
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
I was saying "I want to live here" several times during the visit. The room was nice and seemed clean. I'd say the only downside was that I could hear others getting up in the morning and the bed seemed chilled and too soft for me. However, I enjoyed every other aspect of the room I was in at a great price. I suspect that prices will go up during game nights as it's right across from Safeco field.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago