My Reading List (2020)

After college, I resolved to read one book a month. It can be fiction, non-fiction, technical, business-oriented, or whatever as the goal was to always be absorbing and digesting new ideas and information, even just for fun. With the Kindle app and travel, that was always easy. In 2020, that was a whole other story. Regardless, I […]


When is Enough Enough?

I share this post from my friend and former boss, Paul Murphy. Paul is unique in that he’s “American” in the legal sense but has spent most of his life not in the States. That includes working, raising kids, starting businesses, and just generally living. I share this post as a followup to my “The […]


The Uncounted Casualty of 2020

Before I go into this post, I realize that I’m blessed. My job has continued uninterrupted throughout, my family has been healthy, and – while many friends have struggled – it has been painful but not catastrophic. Overall, I have few legitimate complaints. Since COVID-19 spread outside China, the world has been flipped upside down […]


My Reading List (2019)

After college, I resolved to read one book a month. It can be fiction, non-fiction, technical, business-oriented, or whatever as the goal was to always be absorbing and digesting new ideas and information, even just for fun. In more recent years, I’ve generally tried to read 3 per month which works great with a Kindle app and […]


O Come, All Ye Startups

A long time ago, I wrote tech parodies of Christmas songs and poems. While it started with The Night Before Demo, it continued with The Night before Christmas, and Working in a Startup Wonderland. This year, I bring you a darker take on venture capital. If you’re not familiar with the tune, start this video […]


How Unprofitable Companies IPO

Disclaimer: In this post, I describe business models of tech companies where I hold positions. Don’t use this to draw conclusions about any specific company or rationalize any particular investment. Follow your own investment strategy, not some knucklehead with a blog. In the last few years, we’ve seen a variety of major tech companies go […]


That Conference Panel on Entrepreneurship

Late last summer, I participated in a panel discussion at my favorite conference of the year: That Conference. Wait, which conference? That Conference! Now that we have that out of the way, let’s dig in.. You can catch the full video here but first some background. If you listen closely, you’ll realize that we have […]