Update: InternD founder now says escort service is “not a real site.” See below.
I’ve written before about my disappointment at Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project in Las Vegas.
In particular I’ve criticised Hsieh [a Pando investor] for his TED Talk-friendly soundbites about “spontaneous collisions,” reinventing education, and “delivering happiness,” which bear precious little relation to the real experience of living and working in Downtown Vegas.
Well, it seems I spoke too soon.
Yesterday, a tipster sent me a link to one of the latest companies to make the Downtown Project its home. One look at its website shows that it checks every box for the kind of company Hsieh says he wants to attract to his project:
Encouraging spontaneous collisions? Check!
Reinventing education? Check!
Delivering happiness! Oh yes! Oh yes! Check!
The company is called InternD and it describes itself as follows…