I write often, though not nearly as much as I should. In my spare time, you’ll find me answering questions on tech news / trends, imagining the future, exploring social issues, and, of course, chronicling design ideas I like and dislike. Check out the sections below to see some of my more ‘popular writing.’


I write on Quora from time to time. In part because it pays better than a lot of other writing. Some of the popular things I’ve written are about running and tech strategy. Highlights include:

Should I complete a marathon without training?

Hint: no.

Why did Uber beat Lyft?

This one got published in Newsweek.

How will marketing change in the next 10 years

Speculating on the future of marketing.

Is the Lobster and indictment of our Tinder-driven dating culture?

I do pop culture too.

How can we improve hiring diversity?

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this at Shortlist.


On Medium, I take a more speculative or reflective approach. Don’t expect miracles.

You’re better off dead than on Facebook

I spend a lot of time thinking about how we spend our attention, and whether it’s intentional or not. Social media takes a huge share of our most precious resource.

How to prepare for your first investor meeting

Featured in Mattermark Daily.

Is the weak tie dead?

I think weak ties are overemphasized. We need to begin to reform strong ties.

Can anyone stop LinkedIn?

Written from Shortlist’s perspective, before the acquisition. I still believe this.