Thursday wakens our resolve.

My Google Home and I have an intimate relationship. She orders my rides to work. Plays Alina Baraz when I get home to unwind with a glass of Shiraz. And she’ll give me the WSJ and Tech Crunch update every morning by 6am.

I’m grateful.

For folks like you clicking on this email each day in your inbox. For those of you that share your stories, your thoughts, and your contact lists to help us grow, discern, and dive deeper into our thinking on the future of tech.

Enjoy the holidays, friends. We’ll catch you next week.
Onward.
Sherrell

 

 

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