Ideas, Personal, side-project

Ideas are Easy, Conviction is Hard

If you listen to or read enough startup and venture content, you'll start to recognize similar themes repeated over and over again. One that has consistently stood out to me is the investor concept that "Ideas don't matter. It's the founding team and their ability to execute that matters." This is meant to say that… Continue reading Ideas are Easy, Conviction is Hard

side-project

Side-Project: Part 1 – Intro

For the past few years, I've dreamed about leading my own project, organization, or even a company. I want the ownership, I want the creativity, I want to work on something really cool and share it with the world. But, I'm definitely not your prototypical founder: Throughout my first two years in college, I thought… Continue reading Side-Project: Part 1 – Intro

Ideas, Personal

Innovation in a Decentralized Tech World

I have never been a startup founder. I am not a venture capitalist. I’ve spent a total of ~48 hours in the Bay Area. But I’m super interested in startups, venture, and thinking about the future. Today, most of venture capital (how startups raise money) sits within a few blocks in California, drawing startup founders… Continue reading Innovation in a Decentralized Tech World

Personal

Social (Media) Distancing

My approach to maintaining individuality and resisting group-think among the best networks in the world. To start off, I love Social Media. It's easily one of the most powerful tools of our generation, and it creates so much opportunity to connect with people. Like many others, I use these services for multiple purposes. Some for… Continue reading Social (Media) Distancing

Ideas

A Look into the Future with Halt and Catch Fire

A combination of staying inside forever, calls to build, and stories about discoveries under quarantine (like... gravity) naturally leads conversation about "what's coming next?" Now, I am not the person to try to answer this, but I have a weird angle to try. I just finished a show on Netflix called Halt and Catch Fire,… Continue reading A Look into the Future with Halt and Catch Fire

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Thoughts on Learning without an Agenda

Turns out that being locked inside during a global pandemic leads to some introspective thinking. I put together a quick hit on my new approach to self-improvement learning. It's easy for me to get excited about a new idea. It's especially easy if it involves diving into a nascent or emerging space. Once I the… Continue reading Thoughts on Learning without an Agenda

Baseball, Ideas

The MLB’s Sandlot Environment: Ideas to Take Back Sports

Ideas to Take Back Sports Including In-Season Promotion and Relegation, Mic'ing Up Every Player, and Introducing One-Pitch Strikeouts. Friday morning, Bob Nightengale from the USA Today outlined MLB's ideas for playing a quarantined season split between Spring Training facilities in Arizona and Florida. There could be division realignment into the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues, shortened… Continue reading The MLB’s Sandlot Environment: Ideas to Take Back Sports

Personal, Streaming

The Internet is the New Event: Ideas for Live-Streaming After the Quarantine/No Sports Era

Sports are canceled, concerts are canceled, conferences are canceled, anything involving interacting with other people in the physical world in real-time is canceled. Video chat has taken over communication with friends, family, and co-workers, but I've seen another trend, that I'd argue is just as powerful, involving how people and organizations are trying to reach… Continue reading The Internet is the New Event: Ideas for Live-Streaming After the Quarantine/No Sports Era