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Jordan Elpern-Waxman
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10 Things from LA’s Transportation Technology Strategy That Cities Can Do Now to Prepare for Autonomous Vehicles (and One That Isn’t) - a post I wrote.
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My latest Medium post, about the changes in the Dream for ambitious Americans (and immigrants):
It’s time we acknowledge that the American Dream of a home in the suburbs, with a neatly-manicured lawn, a white picket fence, and a two…
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Who Owns Technology Spend?
I was listening to an a16z podcast on the way home about legacy businesses navigating the digital world , and I was struck by the following statistic: according to PwC's Digital IQ survey of 2,000 executives from around the world, 68% of tech spending is ha...
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One Simple Customer Service Fix
Have you ever noticed that e-commerce receipts and online reservations tend to come from an email address in the form of "noreply@domain.com", followed by a message at the bottom of the email reminding you not to reply to that email? There's such an easy fi...
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Don't Guess, Learn
I'm currently building a product for WiredScore. We're not talking about the product publicly, so that's all I'm going to say about it. To continue learning to be a better product manager, even while I'm practicing, I've been immersing myself in the best ta...
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Buzzfeed is one of the few media organizations that is capable of truly original thought and business models for the web.
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I just published a new post on why technology is easier to predict than the impact it will have on our cities:
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Small Businesses: It's Not About the Bandwidth
Most people focus on bandwidth when they think about internet connections, but speed is only one metric for measuring internet performance. Often it's not even the right one.  For example, for real-time applications such as voice and video calling, what mat...
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One Simple Customer Service Fix
Have you ever noticed that e-commerce receipts and online reservations tend to come from an email address in the form of "noreply@domain.com", followed by a message at the bottom of the email reminding you not to reply to that email? There's such an easy fi...
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I'm hiring a UX designer and front-end developer for a product discovery project. 

This could be one or two people with experience designing and developing new products for a short customer development and product discovery project. The first person needs to needs to be expert in UX/product design; the other needs to have the front-end development skills to rapidly turn designs into functioning front-end prototypes. Huge bonus points if you have both.

We are going to be a small, nimble, product SWAT team focused on customer interaction, rapid prototyping, and tight iteration through creative, quick experiments, in an area that is deceptively simple yet has seen many companies try and fail to present a solution.

If interested or know someone who is please email me at jordan@wiredscore.com.
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New blog post on product management:
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Don't Guess, Learn
I'm currently building a product for WiredScore. We're not talking about the product publicly, so that's all I'm going to say about it. To continue learning to be a better product manager, even while I'm practicing, I've been immersing myself in the best ta...
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Tech Operator, Investor, and Advisor
Introduction
I don't fit into any profession, company department, or even nationality, so instead I've blessed with the rare ability to make individuals of very different groups understand each other, whether that is engineers and MBA people; Americans and Israelis; or Mac and PC Users. What that usually means is practice is identifying customer needs and translating them to the engineering team for robust product conversations, particularly those needs that do not present themselves simply in the usage analytics data; or, working with the product and engineering teams to identify what holes they can offer in the product, and then trying to find and close partnerships that can close those holes.

In plain words: after starting my career as a software engineer, I have held various roles in the tech and data analytics space, including business development, management consulting, corporate development/M&A, and venture capital; as well as starting a couple of businesses (one that was mine; one that someone else paid me to start). 

I have a Computer Science degree from Brown and an MBA from Wharton, and co-founded groups for the tech and digital media alumni of each (Digital Brown and Penn Digital, respectively). I have lived and worked in six countries and speak four languages. I also love linguistics, urban planning, maps, finance, small batch food products, and riding my bike through NYC traffic.
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  • Brown University
    Computer Science and International Relations
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    MBA
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