Seeking the Indicorn

Note: this post originally appeared on Medium, where I’ll be posting first from now on. If you’re a Medium user, or thinking about starting, you can follow me here!   A huge number of Internet companies are going to be created in the next decade that are native to the developing world. Many of them… More Seeking the Indicorn

Taylor Swift, iOS, and the Access Economy: Why the Normal Distribution is Vanishing

(Note: although I originally wrote this as a stand-alone post, it may make sense to think of it as Part Two of a series, beginning with The Rise of the Access Economy.)   There’s a classic exercise that we often encounter in business school, or elsewhere in higher education: the professor proposes, “I have two… More Taylor Swift, iOS, and the Access Economy: Why the Normal Distribution is Vanishing

Social Capital

Hello everyone, Following the (even bigger) life news from last week, I have another very exciting announcement to make: As of today, I officially work with Chamath and his amazing company: Social Capital.   Social Capital is a wild and wonderful place: as my wife Tessa put it, “This new job doesn’t make you any less of… More Social Capital

The best news

Today’s post isn’t a normal post. It’s a special one, since I only get to do it once. As of Saturday, November 28th, I am now married to my best friend and new wife, Tessa Wallace! There are far too many people to thank properly that can fit here, but six people deserve special recognition.… More The best news

How to identify The Most Important Thing

As we go through life, we encounter situations from time to time where we need to make a decision about something complex. Planning a product development roadmap? Navigating a tricky interpersonal relationship? Trying to figure out your own personal goals? Here’s one technique I use sometimes: First, start by asking: what is the most important thing? What… More How to identify The Most Important Thing

Predicting Walmart

It was easy to predict mass car ownership but hard to predict Walmart. -Carl Sagan The human brain is a wonderful, powerful thing – but it has some blind spots. One of these, I believe, is the way we compare things. Our go-to comparison method is “This versus that”, and it has a close cousin: “Before… More Predicting Walmart