As the New Year begins, I wanted to look back at my 2012 New Year’s Resolution of learning to code, and acknowledge that to date I have failed miserably in my pursuit of becoming the next Mark Zuckerburg. This winter, however, I will once again turn my hand to Codecademy, the free coding software used … More The Power of 2
As an intensive Facebook user, I have long been fascinated with the trials and tribulations of the company which in just eight years has amassed over 1 billion monthly active users, shaped social media into an entirely new industry, and poses direct and indirect threats to some of the largest companies in the world. Facebook’s … More 3 reasons why Facebook can justify a $100 billion valuation
As I cruise comfortably at 35,000ft up the Eastern seaboard from Miami International to New York JFK, I feel it is as good a time as any to articulate my views on customer service, an aspect of business I once reviled but now revere. Throughout my short, 20-year lifespan I have witnessed a shift in … More At Your Service: A Business Model for Long-term Success
Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus is, without question, one of the most beautiful places in New York City. The triumvirate of the Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Zoo and the Fordham campus are oases of green in The Bronx. Despite many isolated spots of beauty, the borough is still a sight for sore eyes in many … More The Perfect Campus: Fordham University
Amsterdam is quite possibly the most liberal city in the world. This title carries with it many praiseworthy attributes, as well as numerous challenges. The bicycles, the marijuana, the tolerant people, the openness to new ideas seen in industries as varied as architecture and sex, a world-class, social healthcare system; all defining characteristics of a … More Are Amsterdam’s aspirations hidden behind a veil of smoke?
The month was June, and despite the distinctly average weather, scores of people watchers crowded the al fresco seating, sipping coffee or wine. I was in Montparnasse, the 14th arrondissement of Paris known for its intellectual and artsy inhabitants. Chairs and the people occupying them did not face one another, rather they all looked onto … More Paris: Beauty and the Anti-Business Beast
“Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.” Just 20 minutes before I was due to give a presentation on the Opportunites for Entrepreneurship at Fordham University, I was yet to shower or even practice my speech. The reason? I was too captivated by an Austrian unbuckling his seatbelt, … More Why Felix Baumgartner may have more in common with an Entrepreneur than you may think.
As I prepare for a talk about the Entrepreneurship Opportunities at Fordham this weekend, and with the Compass Fellowship at Fordham well underway, I thought I would reflect on the state of Tech & Entrepreneurship in New York City, the city I am fortunate enough to call home.
As a college student, I am constantly bombarded with questions and concerns about my career path, what I am doing to enhance my résumé, and being reminded of how tough it is for recent college graduates to secure a job. These questions are coming not only from my Career advisor, but also from my parents, … More Why internships are more critical than ever to landing the perfect job
There are numerous topics I’m sure I will stumble through as this blog progresses, but one of the topics I’m most interested in documenting are some of the differences between various aspects of culture in the US as opposed to the UK. I will probably wade through heavy topics such as politics and economic stances … More The Miracle of Medinah, and the Great, Great British.