For the next three weeks, I am taking a break from civilization. Ok, not exactly, but I'm taking a break from the worst that the internet has to offer: email and social media. For the next three weeks, I'm using my remaining paternity leave. And disconnecting. No emails on my phone. Three weeks without dings? … Continue reading Break from Civilizaton
2020, man. In what world are we living? https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1279575273365594112 I’m started to think a platform where anyone can yell into the universe without any vetting could be problematic. https://giphy.com/gifs/season-13-the-simpsons-13x13-l2JdU7e38RqzdlakU It’s one thing when an old man is yelling at clouds. It’s another when those words can influence global politics. Let’s take two candidates with possible … Continue reading Ye for President?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,--That whenever … Continue reading Happy 4th of July
In a classic Seinfeld episode, George Costanza tells Jerry and Elaine, “Every decision I have ever made in my entire life has been wrong. Every instinct I have in every aspect of life—it’s all been wrong.” After a discussion about whether chicken salad or salmon salad is the true opposite of tuna salad, Jerry advises … Continue reading When in Doubt, Watch Seinfeld
Recently, I joined Matt Mazzeo's Jam Session community on Geneva. It's a great collection of techies/VCs/writers and other interesting people shooting the shit on all kinds of topics. One of the questions I asked the community was: "Any advice for someone from a non-tech background (Real Estate Finance) in NYC to break into tech/venture?" @mazzeo … Continue reading Advice to Break into Tech/VC without a Tech Background from a World-Class VC
Yesterday, I played golf for the first time in 2020. Didn't keep score and only played 9 holes, but it felt great to get out. My expectations were so low, but came away pleasantly surprised. I plan to lower my expectations in the future. It's hard to find moments where you can clear your mind … Continue reading Moments of Normalcy
TikTok trends drive traffic. They drive traffic to Spotify when you hear a song that catches your ear. They also drive traffic to Netflix when there is a new TikTok challenge. Right now, the movie "Love" is in the Top 10 on Netflix. This wouldn't happen without TikTok. https://www.tiktok.com/@shelbeeny/video/6841391975460080902?u_code=dcc085blb2k57b&preview_pb=0&language=en&_d=dcc088356jc1ed&share_item_id=6841391975460080902×tamp=1592973372&utm_campaign=client_share&app=musically&utm_medium=ios&user_id=6826896756862944262&tt_from=sms&utm_source=sms&source=h5_m The movie was relatively unknown. Now … Continue reading How Will TikTok Affect Other Media?
Imagine writing a blog post every day for 10+ years about whatever is on your mind and having tens of thousands of readers. That is one of my dreams. Thankfully, a few, good men have paved the way and shown that it’s possible. Lindzon. Wilson. Cowen. Godin. They are my blogging idols. Let’s kick it … Continue reading Blog Role Models