Category: Careers

I’m Joining UTU Full Time!

I’ve been consulting for UTU for about seven months now, but I am excited to announce that I’ll be joining the team full-time as Chief Commercial Officer! UTU’s mission is to become the trust infrastructure of the entire internet, replacing anonymous star ratings, reviews, and scores as the de facto trust mechanisms of our digital […]

Beeple’s $69M NFT Sale – A Story of Consistency

Beeple’s massive NFT sale is a lesson in consistency and getting better everyday. The graphic artist Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, just sold an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) for $69,000,000 dollars at a Christie’s auction. An NFT is a piece of digital artwork that is minted on a blockchain to prove ownership. Google the term […]

Would you choose Yale over a full-ride to a state school?

I recently tweeted this question out to my followers: And I’ve been asking this question a lot to friends and fellow parents. Assuming the world goes back to normal, a college education is still highly valued, and you’re in your current financial situation, how much is it worth to you for your child to have […]

A look back at the 2010s, and forward to 2020

The 2010s was probably the most impactful decade of my life, both on a personal and professional level. The decade was filled with ups (mostly personal) and downs (mostly professional). A lot of change happened, and I learned a ton, both in terms of new skills and knowledge, and about myself. Recap of the 2010s […]

Process > Results

I recently listened to the book titled Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by poker champion Annie Duke.  Being a poker player, I was naturally compelled to read this book. And being an entrepreneur, I totally understand the difficulty of making decisions with little information. And Thinking in Bets crystallized […]

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Where do you go to do your best work?

I was chatting with a fellow startup buddy who primarily works out of coffee shops around DC. I asked him the question, “What’s your algorithm for selecting which coffee shop you’re going to work at each day?” He said that it depends on the type of work that he needs to get done that day. […]

What I love and hate about learning to code

Since I became an entrepreneur nearly six years ago, I’ve attempted to learn to code a few times but never really stuck with it. I took some online courses learning Ruby on Rails and Javascript (Meteor and Node), but all that knowledge just faded away over time because I failed to continue to work at […]

What if things went right?

When presented with a difficult or speculative decision, many people’s first thoughts would be about what could go wrong. But what if things went right? I’ve invested some money into Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies and frequently have conversations with others about this. Some of the negative things I hear are: Have fun losing your […]

What I Learned from Indra Nooyi on Freakonomics Radio

I recently listened to an episode of Freakonomics Radio with Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo. It was an amazing listen, I highly recommend it. While Indra talked about so many interesting things she has experienced during her tenure at PepsiCo and her life in general, I took away three main points from the interview: […]

I saw a therapist today for the first time

Yup, I went to a therapist today. First time ever. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been having very odd dreams where certain scenes and scenarios repeat themselves. There are certain buildings that I’ve never seen in real life popping up in dreams over and over again. I sometimes find myself in a vehicle on […]