• November 24, 2015

Reading the World

Hello there my loyal reader (aka me), I have decided to resuscitate this personal project to write one blog post a day about something I learned/read/thought about. I ought to be very ashamed of myself for not keeping up with this, especially since I really enjoyed doing it and still go back to read the […]

  • February 15, 2015

Jim Carrey’s Commencement Speech

Behind the funny faces and over-the-top expressions lies a man who obviously thinks a lot of deep thoughts. The words ‘profound’ and ‘Jim Carrey’ do not seem like they fit in the same sentence, but in this commencement speech, he actually surprised me. So many of us choose our paths out of fear disguised as […]

  • July 9, 2014

Back to Basics

At a certain point in the startup journey, a founder might pause and ask him/herself this question: “What a minute. Am I doing the right thing?” It is so easy to jump right into the process of building an MVP without properly validating the need for the solution. In the heat of the moment when […]

  • April 13, 2014

Wealth Inequality in America

Not only do the bottom 20% and the next 20%, the bottom 40% of Americans barely have any of the wealth. the top 1% has more of the country’s wealth than 9 out of 10 Americans believe the entire top 20% should have. The ideal we asked everyone about: We’ve got some incentive, as the […]

  • March 7, 2014


Interesting TED talk about The Secret of Desire in a Long-Term Relationship Marriage was an economic institution in which you were given a partnership for life in terms of children and social status and succession and companionship. But now we want our partner to still give us all these things, but in addition I want […]

  • February 14, 2014

Career Lessons from Don Draper

“You are too young to be counting your ideas” “Everything is an opportunity to you” “… that’s what the money is for!” Mad Men is gold.  

  • February 12, 2014

Adaptive Content

One of the most insightful talks on content strategy. Karen McGrane on Adaptive Content Content should be designed for reuse and ‘platform agnostic’ (forget web first or print first). The idea that you are not in the magazine publishing business, you are not in the web publishing business, you are in the content publishing business, […]

  • January 24, 2014

From Fixed to Fluid Information

“What if the real attraction of the internet is not its cutting-edge bells and whistles, its jazzy interface, or any of the advanced technology that underlies its pipes and wires? What if, instead, the attraction is an atavistic throwback to the prehistoric human fascination with telling tales?” – The Cluetrain Manifesto Not having a paper […]

  • January 22, 2014

Coca-Cola Small World Machine

Nevermind it is from a corporation that I am indifferent to, this ad campaign is pretty cool. “[Coca Cola] connected two vending machines to each other—one in India and one in Pakistan. These machines allowed people to talk, “touch” hands, trace drawings together, and dance with each other. That Coca-Cola had the audacity to connect […]

  • January 15, 2014

Astronaut Chris Hadfield

I can’t believe it took me so long to discover Chris Hadfield. During his time at the International Space Station, Commander Hadfield went from being an obscure space commander to an orbiting rockstar, thanks to his hundreds of inter-galactic updates on social media channels like Twitter and Facebook, which generated a lot of attention and […]

  • January 12, 2014

Where the Hell is Matt?

A simple, almost comical, idea turned big. Also, his About page made me smile.