Category: Musings

  • Crypto is the future

    Some quick thoughts on why ‘the ownership economy’ is the work of our generation

  • The Lies of Vietnam

    Some thoughts on the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary “The Vietnam War”

  • Gethsemane

    Thoughts after the election of Trump

  • How Will You Spend Your Energy?

    On life and the decision to pursue entrepreneurship Read →

  • Verisimilitude

    The following motion picture is based on first hand accounts of actual events. In the opening scene to Zero Dark Thirty, the quote listed above fades, and recordings of actual 911 calls from September 11th play to a black screen. It’s unsettling—some might say unethical—and it sets the stage to say: this is how history […]

  • A Quick Take on Farhad Manjoo’s Piece About the Public / Private Market Conundrum

    Farhad Manjoo has a thought-provoking piece on tech companies staying private. This is a dynamic that Benedict Anderson recently highlighted in an Andreessen Horowitz presentation on the state of U.S. Venture Capital / Tech Funding that deservedly generated a lot of buzz (see: US Tech Funding).  Both are worth reading if you’re into these sorts […]

  • Life To Come

    Sometime within the next three months I shall become a father.  So begins the last big adventure, a maelstrom of unequal parts agency and cupidity.  On the one hand lies the opportunity to help mold a decent human being, showering him1 with love, and equipping him with the values, traits, tenacity and moral fiber required to […]

  • Practice Heroes

    For people who played football1 growing up, on every team there were bound to be players who memorized both offensive and defensive playbooks and knew where to be to make a play against his teammates. These players tended to garner the coaches’ favor because they were excellent at doing what the coaches wanted them to […]

  • “H = MC. Humanities Equals More Cash”

    Speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, David Rubenstein reportedly criticized policy initiatives that push students to orient themselves toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The real scarcity, he apparently asserted, is in problem solving and critical thinking skills—both of which may be gleaned from the study of humanities, […]