Economic Inequality in America

Recently I’ve been seeing many facebook posts about a video describing the very lopsided distribution of wealth and income in the United States. The video is actually a year old but it has been given a new lease on life by upworthy and, at the time of this post, has more than 10,000,000 views. TheContinue reading “Economic Inequality in America”

US Cleantech Energy Policy => #fail

A recent post by Battery Ventures VP Mike Dauber on the Obama administration’s challenge to cleantech entrepreneurs generated some discussion among my friends and colleagues. One point of focus was whether or not this really is our “Sputnik moment” and, if so, whether the race to the Moon was really worthwhile anyway. Responding to thisContinue reading “US Cleantech Energy Policy => #fail”

Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics have begun and I once again find myself captivated by numerous sports that I don’t understand at all. There’s just something so fundamentally interesting about assembling the best in the world for fair competition, no matter the sport or event. Relative to the Winter Olympics of 2006, these games have more meaningContinue reading “Winter Olympics”

A New Way

There’s a feeling I get When I look to the West And my spirit is crying for leaving –“Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zeppelin   After months of very hard, conflicted consideration I submitted my resignation to Poken on July 13th. In this blog entry I will lay out the reasons behind my decision and presentContinue reading “A New Way”

Poken is encroaching on US soil!

One of my coworkers attended SXSW in Austin last week and inadvertently made a big splash for Poken. We found ourselves on the front page of techcrunch, on many US blog sites, and . . . on NPR!!! Our site traffic has doubled since then and we have completely sold out on every continent (LastContinue reading “Poken is encroaching on US soil!”

Back in the USA!

I just spent 10.5 hours on the flight from Paris to Houston. Continental, which has always had a great product, has upgraded its 777s with power plugs at each seat—very helpful for laptop-minded travelers such as myself. However, I really didn’t take advantage of the new feature as I was distracted by the entertainment system,Continue reading “Back in the USA!”

Swiss Dairy

Last night was fantastic. The entrepreneurs behind my spring startup project, deskNet, took my group out for a celebration dinner. This was something we intended to do back in May when the project finished, but final exams, Kenya, and vacation interfered. It was nice to take a break, though, as this way they could updateContinue reading “Swiss Dairy”