As I have thought about the main ideas I wanted to reflect upon this year, I kept returning to a phrase I had used when Tom Moss asked me how things were going, shortly after he arrived in Bogota last month: Lighter in wallet, lighter in weight, but most importantly, lighter in heart and mind. … More A Year in Review 2018: Feeling Lighter in Life
I was recently listening to What Alex Danco Thinks About Basically Everything , a long, rambling but incredibly insightful podcast with Alex Danco, a member of the Social Capital Discover team and author of the fantastic Snippets weekly newsletter. Somewhere in the middle of the podcast Alex inadvertently articulated my exact investing philosophy in a way … More My Investing Framework: Rethinking Risk and Betting on Different Perspectives of the Future
While I was walking home tonight I was listening to a podcast episode as my subconscious was reliving and contemplating upon the lessons of the conversation I had earlier today with a successful bar/restaurant owner in Bogota. The episode, from a highly recommended podcast called Invest Like The Best, was a fascinating interview with a man called Boyd … More When was the last time you felt truly alive?
I’m writing this from a lovely coffeeshop in Rabat, Morocco, but I wanted to reflect on the wonderful few days I just spent in Andalusia, Spain. KC and I arrived in Sevilla (via BlaBlaCar from Madrid) during the hottest days ever recorded in Spain, with temperatures reaching 48 celsius / 119 farenheit. Fortunately the Andalusian … More Food for Thought: Andalusian Cuisine
Disclosure – I own Tesla stock and am very optimistic about the Company’s future Scenario One —BMW/Mercedes but with better long term margins Overview: Tesla is unsuccessful at disrupting the entire auto-industry, instead scaling to become a mid-sized luxury auto maker, similar to BMW group, by 2022 (eg. ~1 million vehicles per year, up from ~100,000 … More My Tesla Thesis
Part 3 of a series on Abundance and Decentralization. View part 1 here and part 2 here. Energy generation and food production are next The revolution will be decentralized. This has been the rallying cry among technology’s early adopters since bitcoin first exploded into the mainstream consciousness in early 2013, and it is the guiding principle … More Abundance & Decentralization Part III: The Great Decentralization of Everything
Over the past few months I have encountered various discussions and analyses on what is required to make a system, product, organization or organism last a long time - not just 5 or 10 years but 100+ years: In Money, blockchains, and social scalability, Nick Szabo argues that the most valuable trait of bitcoin and other blockchain … More Abundance & Decentralization Part II: Sustainability in the age of Bitcoin
After 7 years in NYC, I’ve been to a lot of places and seen a lot of things; most have been great, but some are definitely better than others. Recognizing that in a city like NYC there is always going to be 100 things I have missed, here is my NYC Top 5 list: Tourist … More Ross’ NYC Top 5 List
An incomplete list of experiences that make NYC my favorite city in the world. 1. The morning rush hour dance through Grand Central — streams of humanity intersecting in a coordinated fashion as they try to take the path of least resistance towards their destination, the twinkling starry sky watching over them. 2. Late night pizza. All … More My favorite New York things
It sounds unorthodox, but networks of dockless electric scooters and electric bikes could prove to be the technology that finally allows urban city dwellers to reduce dependency on cars, and in turn allow for cities to finally evolve into sustainable hubs with improved quality of life for its residents. Last week I cycled across San … More The Transport sector is now more polluting than Power plants. Electric cars are not the only answer.