Transforming the world through
innovation and entrepreneurship


I believe that starting a company, joining a startup, or innovating inside a company to create value is the most important thing in the professional world. Whether you’re working on a Salesforce plugin, a micro-loan app for 3rd world countries, or making a really cool toy: you’re building, you’re creating, you’re bringing something to life. Your work supports your local economy, helps your customers, and solves a problem. You can’t ask for a better mission in life than that.

When I read of tragedy and strife in the world, whether corporate struggles, government injustice, or rising inequality, I see opportunity for people to use technology to shine a light into dark places. For every chart I see about the fall of the middle class in America, I see another dozen about the rise of startups and entrepreneurship.

I believe that startups are going to save America from a downward spiral of inequity. I believe startups are going to rescue the middle class. I believe startups are going to empower people—regular people like you and me—to once again directly influence government. And I believe that through innovation, startups are going to transform the world, giving all people the opportunity to grow, learn, and earn.



Clear communication is the cornerstone for every aspect of leading a healthy, productive life in an interconnected world.


When in a stable, consistent environment creativity and productivity will flourish.


With good communication in a consistent manner, we can then hold ourselves and others accountable.


An open mind and open heart allow us to welcome the full potential this world has to offer.


Welcome others, seek common ground, find opportunities for collaboration for the benefit of all.

Favorite Posts

VC Minute Posts

The VC Minute is my 1-2 minute segment on the Startup of the Year podcast where I give quick advice to help startup founders fundraise better.

What’s In There? Only What You Take With You.

Yoda’s most profound advice is not what you’re accustomed to hearing repeated.

Everyone Needs a GSD Day

Block time for no meetings, uninterrupted focused work.

You Never Know Unless You Ask

A Grandmother’s Advice for Startups.



Occasional posts from over the years.


Highlights and details

Rich’s Rules

Inspired by the book, “Bold”