Good Business Practices


Preventing Bugs in Products Since I started working for Optum in June 2018, I have noticed two main types of bugs that are especially relevant to my work: specification bugs and implementation bugs. Both are extremely important to catch early, especially in a field like Healthcare. One solution is Behavior-driven…

Examining Copyright: Waymo v. Uber


The Case The plaintiff, Waymo, accused a former Google engineer of stealing trade secrets. These trade secrets allegedly involved autonomous vehicle technology that the engineer used to start a self-driving truck company that was acquired by the defendant, Uber (Larson). Waymo and Uber ultimately reached a settlement in which Waymo…

Systems of Ethics: Consequentialism


  Consequentialism's Roots Consequentialism is derived from classic utilitarianism and its main advocates were Jeremy Bentham, who argued that the best actions resulted in the most happiness for the largest number of people; John Stuart Mill, a student of Bentham that argued that there is a hierarchy of happiness to…