Transforming the world through
innovation and entrepreneurship

Vision

I believe that starting a company to create value, or joining a startup to further its value is the most important thing in the professional world. Whether you’re working on a 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.

When I read of tragedy and strife in the world, whether corporate graft, government injustice, 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 the opportunity for all people to grow, learn, and earn.

Values

Communication

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

Consistency

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

Accountability

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

Openness

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

Inclusiveness

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

Recent Posts

Ride the Wave to Shore

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I should have been a surfer. In another life, I was born on the beach and grew up surfing, with a surfer’s philosophy ingrained into my being. One of my rules is,…

St. Patrick’s Day and Prejudice in America

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Ah, Saint Paddy’s day. In my wilder days, I will admit to throwing some great parties to celebrate. I vaguely recall nearly missing a Black 47 concert due too many…

Everyone Needs a GSD Day

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It’s Thursday night. My son is fast asleep. My wife and I are full from a delicious dinner. I feel totally relaxed, satisfied with a good day of work behind…

Analysis of Two Years of Investing on Kickfurther

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I originally wrote this as a review of Kickfurther for the site, Trustpilot. I’m sharing here for posterity’s sake. Kickfurther is a crowdsourced, inventory-backed investment marketplace. Non-accredited investors can put…

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