I'm a technologist / entrepreneur. Sometimes more one than the other.
Building my second company. This time, it's in the domain of econ., and yet again feel like a stranger in a strange land.
Originally from the midwest, I moved out here for college (cs/stanford). Spent a few years in Seattle, enough to become a coffee snob. But I feel most at home here.
Worked at two companies that grew from small to large public institutions (and in one case, ginormous: Google). Realized I hate navigating political organizations so I struck out on my own to start a company. After years, building that company, it was recently acquired by a well-known internet company, officially closing that chapter of my life. I'm now building my second company. For the first time in my professional life, I feel like my intellectual passion and work are truly aligned.
I'm probably the most optimistic person you have ever met. As an entrepreneur, I believe in the power of attitude and intention. I spend a lot of time thinking and engaged in intellectual activities. But I also think balance in life is essential, which is why I exercise daily and take frequent vacations (I've been going to Maui every few months, but I'm open to alternative suggestions).