I'm a technical and design-driven founder who loves numbers, understanding people and problem solving. I'm currently consulting with San Francisco based startups, enjoying lots of coffee chats, and running a few of my own projects. I'm also a certified gemologist and apprasier who grew up in a jewelry family, which means I can tell you more about rocks that you never wanted to know. Please feel free to tweet at me if you have something interesting you think I should read, want to connect, or share my passion for really good chats over coffee.
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Why are networks so powerful? Because networks control us. Networks control what we read, what opinions we’re exposed to, and the products we consume. To control the internet is to control humanity. The invention of the internet was a turning point in the creation of two types of network — bureaucratic networks and... Read more
The natural next-step for conversational commerce is to break out of its existing chat-based UI, and evolve towards voice commerce UX... Voice commerce is still in late “novelty” stage for as far as implementation is concerned, but where it is poised to evolve commerce is in the paradigm shift it will create with advertising and customers... Read more
Facebook’s recent announcement about its entry into the bot space is highly significant because it exposes people around the world to bots (aka micro apps) and artificial intelligence on a scale that other platforms simply aren’t able to. Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are joining in, and it seems that the new rise and re-purposing of bots is coming... Read more
Some of the qualities that makes a great entrepreneur are persistence, conviction, and hard work. Founders are told to fail fast, fail cheap, and sleeping under your desk is glorified as commitment to your cause. Fifty-percent of the first few years of your business is about survival and hacking your way to some form of sustainability... Read more
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