Quinten Farmer

Cofounder at Even.


The Anti-Dropout

Or, Why I’m Going Back


Since dropping out of college at age 20, I’ve been a vocal proponent of “Career Hacking” and other approaches that lead to departing from the standard education path. College was a frustrating and limiting experience, while my time since dropping out has been universally positive. I worked for David Tisch and the inaugural class of…


What is Even?


You might describe Sarah Williams as an accidental entrepreneur. She graduated college in 2011, and like many others found no clear career opportunities. To pay the bills, she works in retail at J. Crew, but her hours fluctuate week to week. To make extra cash, she runs an Etsy shop selling handmade prints. She wants to become a graphic designer, but often turns down design work…


Stellar and the $10 Trillion Economy


Now that the initial launch excitement of Stellar has receded (although they’re still seeing an incredible volume of new signups), the question becomes: Who will be the first to build meaningful products on top of this new network?

I’ve argued that the initial excitement missed an important point: Stellar is not a currency, it’s a…


Buying Into Stellar


We are lucky to work in a time when transformative technologies seem to be emerging at an accelerating rate. Even in my short lifetime, I can choose to work on smartphones, or on their “peace dividend” in the form of connected hardware. I can build for the tablet that sits in every home, or even work on an incredible virtual reality platform.


Robots, Inequality, and Seattle’s Minimum Wage


The story on Seattle’s decision to introduce a record high $15/hour minimum wage is being told looking backwards. Pundits from both sides…


The Anti-Dropout

Or, Why I’m Going Back


Since dropping out of college at age 20, I’ve been a vocal proponent of “Career Hacking” and other approaches that lead to departing from the standard education path. College was a frustrating and limiting experience, while my time since dropping out has been universally positive. I worked for David Tisch and the inaugural class of…