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Archive for February, 2014

22 Lessons Learned in New York

After returning from a last minute trip to New York (for reasons I cannot share yet), I want to share 22 quick lessons I learned. Can you relate to any of them? 1. Why is Uber taking over New York? I couldn’t walk more than a block without finding a cab. 2. Someone as poised […]

What Guyana Taught Me about Startups

I am a proud member of the Global Shapers, a program created by the World Economic Forum to empower millennials in cities all over the world to make a local impact. Conversations with international Shapers are inspiring. They give me alternative perspective, both cultural and geographic, and I try my best to use their wisdom […]

Meaningful Conversation 3 – Seducing the Teller at Wells Fargo With Work

I am running a social experiment to have more meaningful conversations. This is a recap of one of my attempts. If you want to see why I am doing this, please read this: My Experiment to Have More Meaningful Conversations. This was the first day that I approached someone that I did not know well […]

I Can Haz Title?

It took me a year and a few months but I feel like I’m finally breaking through with my writing and my blog. In fact it was the only resolution that I struggled with from last year. I wrote 2 posts last week and plan to have 2-3 this week. Did you miss them? Subscribe to […]

Meaningful Conversation 2 – Talking to Family About Your Startup

I am running a social experiment to have more meaningful conversations. This is a recap of one of my attempts. If you want to see why I am doing this, please read this: My Experiment to Have More Meaningful Conversations. I am genuinely excited by my pseudo-experiment (I don’t think I can officially call it […]

How Will Smith Helped Me Develop My Co-Founder Test

The number one question I get asked about startups is “How do I find a co-founder?” The short answer is that it is really, really tough. You need to find someone that you work well with, complements your skillset, shares similar values, and you get along with. At least that was my answer until I […]

My Experiment to Have More Meaningful Conversations

My typical day is filled with 3 kinds of conversations. 2-10 seconds. I like to call this a “freshmen dorm conversation.” I’m now five years removed from college so I’m not sure if I’m still allowed to make college analogies but here it goes: you see someone who you lived with in a freshman dorm […]