Electric Bikes, Communal Dining, & Coffeeshop+[Function]

As my thinking around my value-creation opportunities evolves, I find myself returning to the three markets that I believe match the three criteria necessary for me to commit time and resources to them; namely, a market which: aligns with my core values of living a value-creating, sustainability, community-focused life, offers me a chance to apply … More Electric Bikes, Communal Dining, & Coffeeshop+[Function]

Brooklyn Summers

Let me tell you about my weekend. On Friday evening I walked three blocks down to the farm on the East River to watch the sunset over Manhattan. After the sky had blackened and KC had showered from her yoga class, we took a bottle of Malbec down to the Korean-French BYOB hole in the … More Brooklyn Summers

From across the pond… my view on “Brexit” as an Englishman in NYC

 This post was originally posted on Medium. View it here. Cliché “Brexit” photo courtesy of Marketwatch As you may imagine, coverage of the “Brexit” debate in the US has played second fiddle to the ongoing train-wreck that is the 2016 US Presidential election; but with obvious personal interest in the outcome, I have followed the … More From across the pond… my view on “Brexit” as an Englishman in NYC

Questions about the future on a Tuesday morning

When self-driving cars are ubiquitous and car ownership plummets, will more people take up cycling for short commutes/enjoyable journeys? What happens to all the real estate currently occupied by  gas/petrol stations when cars charge themselves in our garages or parking lots? When Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality finds its mainstream applications, will we finally see the remote … More Questions about the future on a Tuesday morning

Changing the workflow to increase creative output

It’s amazing how a change in workflow can either create or restrict an environment for ideas to flourish. Without going into detail, I’ve been frustrated by my lack of creative output, and I believe it’s down to one or two obstructions in my work flow. If I really wanted, I could probably push through these … More Changing the workflow to increase creative output

I’m running the TCS 2016 New York Marathon! +Marathon Update #1

TL;DR: I’m running a big race, and I am asking you to support me here in order to give me the peer pressure I need to actually run this thing (…aaaand it also helps an amazing cause). Plus, I’m putting the FUN in fundraising by offering some cheeky perks and privileges for those who donate … More I’m running the TCS 2016 New York Marathon! +Marathon Update #1

A (Belated) Year in Review: 2015, The One Where I Graduated and Started Work

The delayed nature of this 2015 reflection is unfortunately an ironic metaphor for how the second half of my 2015 went… the intention good, but the execution lacking as I prioritized work and a somewhat hedonistic mix of laziness and gluttony outside the office. Truth be told, I have had an amazing year filled with … More A (Belated) Year in Review: 2015, The One Where I Graduated and Started Work