What I’m doing with my life
On the surface my job in venture capital may sound boring but my
lifelong interest in entrepreneurship and desire to always learn
help make it a perfect fit for me. And working with brilliant tech
entrepreneurs every day is anything but boring. These people are
changing the world; it's amazing to be a part of it.
I’m really good at
making a fool of myself. I love trying new things, especially
things I have a feeling I may not be good at or that scare me.
Recently, I've explored the frightening world of salsa dancing.
Though I have a ways to go before I win the salsa world cup, I can
honestly say I have never laughed so hard in my life.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books I've enjoyed include Moneyball, The Prophet, Fever Pitch, and
Born to Run. I also love the New Yorker. Favorite movies include
Annie Hall, Good Will Hunt, Schindler's List, and Fight Club (and I
love watching documentaries). Favorite TV shows include Curb Your
Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, and Breaking Bad. And I listen to
a wide range of music from Ben Folds to James Taylor.
The six things I could never do without
1) My bicycle. Riding from Florida to San Francisco one summer was
a life-changing experience. And there's great food in the
2) Even though I'd prefer to bike everywhere, sometimes planes make
things a little easier. I've spent over a month in Delhi, Dakar,
Buenos Aires, and Israel, living with locals (an experience which
always leaves you with entertaining stories, especially if you
don't speak the language). I've learned how to train elephants in
Chaing Mai, Thailand, swam with sea lions in the Galapagos, and
trekked to Machu Picchu.
3) My piano. I spend time playing everyday.
4) Numbers. I studied math in college, so I find myself thinking
about numbers more than the average person. When I was 12, I had a
blog all about numbers in baseball.
5) That said, numbers are only a part of the puzzle, and without
people (and the irrational emotions that come with them), life
would surely be boring. Deep, philosophical conversations get me
6) Gadgets. I've recently been trying out all the latest cooking
gadgets, turning my kitchen into a laboratory. Surprisingly,
nothing has caught on fire yet.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my next big adventure. I would love to go to the Middle East or
the positive and negative impacts of technology on our
how to explore my creativity and express myself in new and
different ways. Like songwriting. Or comedy.
On a typical Friday night I am
catching up with a few close friends over a long dinner, watching a
good movie (don't forget to ask me about the time I made my own
James Bond film series), or playing around with my guitar or piano.