Dear Timmy: San Francisco magazine, Sept. 4, 2015

Dear Timmy An open letter to Tim Lincecum on the occasion of his probable Giants farewell. By Dan Fost | September 4, 2015 It’s painful to think of this as a farewell letter,...

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The Wizard of O.co: San Francisco magazine, September 2014

The Wizard of O.co A decade after Moneyball, the cult of Billy Beane is alive and well—perhaps nowhere more than in Silicon Valley. By Dan Fost Sept. 26, 2014 Billy Beane is so over Moneyball. “I’m sort of sick of …

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UCSF Public Mission

In June 2012, I wrote an extensive report on all the ways that UCSF fulfills its mission of public service. One of the ways UCSF fulfills its public mission is providing access to pioneering care to patients with complex cases. …

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Shed a tear for Dow Jones

I wrote a story in today’s New York Times about how Dow Jones has lost its spot in the Standard & Poor’s 500, getting replaced by GameStop, a shopping mall seller of new and used video games. For Dow Jones, the …

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Fortune, if not fame

A story I wrote about what Rupert Murdoch might do with the San Francisco Web site MarketWatch.com is up today on Fortune.com. Fortune has revamped its Web site, and it looks great. Now, instead of stories appearing to come from …

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USA Today: Cash, charge or cell phone?

I’ve got a story in this morning’s USA Today about how cell phones will soon have credit card information stored in a chip, so that you’ll only have to wave it over a scanner in order to pay for something. …

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New York Times: Outsource my chores to India

The New York Times today published a story I wrote about how small businesses and individuals can outsource even mundane tasks to “virtual personal assistants” in India. In reporting the story, I found many people using these affordable services in …

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