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Skinned

What that feels like and why it is so


I believe I’ve lost my skin. I’m walking around in a messy tangle of internal organs. The ten thousand fragments of my heart are the least of my worries.

There’s my stomach that’s threatening to leak or puncture and spill the secrets of the dinner I did not have and the 2am snack I ingested, instead. Then…


A Foggy Walk in Vancouver

Thoughts of life amidst a walk home


When the sky is clear and the sun is shining it is easy to find our way home. But we know the one…


The Fuelband Failed But Nike Will Be Better For It

Nike should be applauded for embracing platform innovation


We Slept in an Office for 6 Months…and Still Failed

Story of a Startup — Wisdomly Post-Mortem


You always hear about the college grad who slept in his car…


What We Can Learn from AOL Patch

Tim Armstrong and AOL set off on an ambitious plan for hyperlocal. They didn’t succeed but there’s a lot to be learned. 


Edison Only As Good As His 10,000 Failures?

The Narrative Of Success Is Just As Important As The Successful Achievement


Under the Kimono

The Sheep of Wall Street


Just last month I left my job in investment banking to join a tech company. As my admittedly somewhat obnoxious, entirely dorky photos would indicate, I am very excited about the change.

I sit here spending my Sunday morning in a pleasant coffee shop as opposed to a cubicle. The transition, however, is far…


Pitch me this Billion dollar idea

Or how we lost focus from building the product to chasing after the wind


Then I Deleted My Account and Became a Twitter Bot

My journey to the end of Twitter


Introduction


My Karma Ran Over Their Dogma

Tales from a Startup Monkey from the Trenches In Euroland


I Will Fail More in 2014

And why that’s a good thing


This year, and every year for the rest of my life, I’ve decided want to fail more.


How Do I Cope With Startup Envy?

“Sometimes I feel like a failure seeing all the success around me…”


Dear Lucas…


System Failures in Academia

PhD programs have much to offer students who don’t want tenure-track positions but have few reasons to encourage and support them.


SciCurious writes that the academic system failed her by not kicking her out of her PhD program. She does not want to be a lab scientist, and there were not mechanisms in place to recognize…


Hyper-local News Been Dead

The interesting and relevant stories happen out there, not in here


posted on December 19, 2013


How to get a job after you’ve been rejected


I’ve gotten everything I have because I was rejected.

My senior year of high school, every day I’d run to the mailbox. I was…


What del.icio.us could have been

The failure of del.icio.us in search, bookmarking and content discovery 


The Feeling of Moving Backwards in Life

Stories of messing up


There have been more than a few times in life when I’ve felt like I was moving backwards. I made the…


Why you have to re-think your success

It’s not only the skills you have, but the papers too


Right now I’m sitting on a couch beside my room window trying to…


Failures Who Changed the World

Let’s not live too cautiously


The people who know the most about failure are the ones who have succeeded. It’s easy to get into the


Hooray for Failure! 

It’s Nature’s way of telling you you’re not being creative enough


I’m not a scientist at the bench anymore. My wife told me I had to stop…


In Syria, Be Careful Who You Behead

Mistaken execution pits Islamist rebels against each other 


One of Al Qaeda’s most important allies in Syria has taken…


My Profoundly Bad Cover Letters: Applying for “Best Sales Opportunity on Craigslist!”

“Explosive growth?” Holy shit. I’m sending these guys a cover letter.


My Profoundly Bad Cover Letters: Applying for “Infusion soft help needed (Groton, MA)”

When some lazy HR person posts a job ad for a “real person,” act like a dummy.


My Profoundly Bad Cover Letters: Applying for “MANAGERS—-Torchy’s TACOS” 

“Employment with Torchy’s allows you the freedom to be yourself.”

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