I did an interview with the guys from The Beginner Internet Business Podcast about how to make a viral video. My goal was to share some actionable insights into making a video that gets you millions and millions of views.
I had not been to Europe in 13 years, crazy right? That’s why I was so thrilled to represent San Francisco at the Annual Curator’s Meeting of the Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum and then travel for a few days in Rome. While reflecting on my trip, I wanted to share 31 things […]
Now that it is the end of July, I want to revisit my New Year’s Resolutions to see how I’ve been doing. As opposed to a completely new post (especially for those who did not read my original resolutions) I thought it would be fun to annotate my old post. Resolution 1 5 Year Vision: […]
This is a bit different from what I usually write about, but I’ve had enough people ask me for food suggestions to do it. I have now lived in the Peninsula (which to me means Redwood City – Sunnyvale) for almost 9 years and being someone that loves food, I have tried most of the […]
Hello Hacker News, 2 weeks ago we put up a Show HN a few weeks ago titled: Show HN: It’s hard to make friends offline, so we built a solution (letsbeamigos.com). Though the post was relatively popular (97 points and 180+ comments), we made a few product mistakes that made our Show HN not as successful as it […]
On the way to my first meeting during my sophomore year summer internship, my boss stopped me in the hall: Boss: Neil, where are you going? Me: I thought we have a weekly meeting…? Boss: Where’s your pen? Notepad? Always be prepared to offer something at every meeting. I was startled. It was only my […]
For me the best part of any awards ceremony is the acceptance speech. I’m always crossing my fingers for either a complete train-wreck or something heartfelt and well done because I can learn from both. This is my favorite from this year – Ben Affleck after Argo won Best Picture. ; Watching this speech […]
The first step is always the hardest, admitting you have a problem. After chatting with hundreds of entrepreneurs I am ready to admit we all have the same problem – we keep using the same clichés and they drive me crazy. This may be the beginning of a series of posts on clichés, but these […]
Who invented the New Year’s resolution? If Hallmark invented card-giving holidays, maybe the resolution was invented by 24 Hour Fitness? There is nothing wrong with having large, ambitious goals – it’s just sad to see so many discarded because people don’t know where to begin. For me, the only type of New Year’s resolution that […]
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Co-Founder of ReelSurfer, Stanford '08, Y Combinator (S12), Curator SF Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum