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

Citi Bike’s complicated ownership structure masks a brilliant business strategy

“Operated by NYC Bike Share LLC” This phrase, posted under the Citi Bike logo on the Redistribution vans which shuttle bikes from station to station, has often made me stop and wonder, who exactly is that? As I looked for an answer, I stumbled upon mini-revelation after mini-revelation, and as I write this post I … More Citi Bike’s complicated ownership structure masks a brilliant business strategy

I hate the Social Security system. Let’s fix it.

The pension system is a broken system that is quietly driving us over the cliff to another financial disaster, and worse, a potential human tragedy. Yes, I’m talking about social security, the system that helps Grannies and Grandads enjoy their golden years. Most people may not have much of an opinion on social security; those that … More I hate the Social Security system. Let’s fix it.

Thoughts on Campus, the Failed Startup that Almost Reinvented How We Live

It saddens me that the first I heard about Campus was news of its closure. On June 18th, the housing startup founded by Thiel Fellow Tom Currier closed its virtual doors, ending a two year experiment in co-living at 34 properties in SF and NYC. Campus acted as a psuedo-property manager, signing large properties on … More Thoughts on Campus, the Failed Startup that Almost Reinvented How We Live

Space Companies in Britain? Here Are 3 Sectors That Can Transform The British Economy

Britain is simply too reliant on its service sector. According to the World Bank, Britain’s service sector as a percentage of total GDP, at 79.6%, is the highest of any developed country in the world. A report released yesterday by the British Chamber of Commerce suggests that this number is only going to increase, as its service … More Space Companies in Britain? Here Are 3 Sectors That Can Transform The British Economy