bio & speaking events
June 18, 2018
Four strategies, including vital reading on moral philosophy, for keeping a cynical world at bay.
It has been many weeks, and I finally got the itch to write again, this time...
April 23, 2018
Environmentalist Rachel Carson
Happy Earth Day!
Your questions hit me this week while I’ve been on the road again (follow along here to join an upcoming talk or reading).
April 4, 2018
What does $1,800 a month mean to you?
That’s how much our average Samaschool trainee earns through the gig economy after completing a short course.
It doesn’t sound like much....
March 21, 2018
Greetings from Hong Kong! It’s fun to live in the future for a week 😃 For a quick list of inspiring recent content, jump to below my signature for resources from...
February 18, 2018
Jeff Bezos stuck this phrase on the wall of his space company, Blue Origin. I read it in The Everything Store, the story of Amazon’s founder, and I haven’t...
January 24, 2018
Over six weeks flew by and I didn’t publish an article...I had good reason: I was sick. Really sick. Like, multiple hospitals in foreign countries and drug-resistant infectio...
November 22, 2017
When it comes to happiness, stuff matters less than relationships and experiences. We know this, and yet…BLACK FRIDAY! CYBER MONDAY! (at least there’s Giving Tuesday to coun...
November 11, 2017
What's a book review on a totally non-professional subject doing on LinkedIn? I find my work gets better when I encounter inspiration from nature.
This week I’ve been devourin...
October 30, 2017
These last weeks while I’ve been on the road for Give Work (now live here!), I’ve been thinking more about the concept of solidarity. My friend Leah Hunt-Hendrix, founde...
September 30, 2017
In December 2015, I was racing around trying not to slip on the high-gloss floor of a Mission District tech incubator that had allowed me to use its gleaming contemporary sp...