How a Dog and the On-Demand Economy Helped Me Get a Job in Tech

Franz, the shih-poo, on the author’s desk at Indico (courtesy photo). In 2016, we find ourselves in a world where we can get what we want at any moment of the day. The skeptics will remind us of the cost. The on-demand economy has robbed us of patience and thoughtful action. And before I get to how it (and a shih-poo named Franz) changed my life, I need to be honest: I completely agree with them. Long gone are the days of my grandfather, a man who was hit by shrapnel in the D-Day invasion and left for dead, rescued by German soldiers, went on to live a “The Notebook” type of marriage, and never bought a thing online. He died at 93 while looking at a picture of my…


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