I’ve started publishing new weekly Substack called Alternative Assets. There’s a million blogs about stocks, real estate and venture capital. This new is about the wide world of options that don’t get talked about as much – with a focus on digital properties, websites and micro-businesses. There’s a world of opportunity out there that doesn’t get discussed as much.Continue reading “A New Weekly Newsletter From Me”
What a difference a week makes for The Lucky Country. Back on March 25th, Australia had 2,400 cases, growing at the standard 20-25% per day. Our trajectory looked similar to most countries; doubling cases every 4 days, and quickly heading for a public health disaster. Although we were seeing some very early signs of slowedContinue reading “Australia is beating the curve. But it’s unclear why.”
In most cases, “keep calm and carry on” is admirable. But not right now.
Just a few observations after 6 months of living here, before this all becomes business as usual and I stop thinking twice about it. Everyone has a NO JUNK MAIL sign on their mailbox – and it actually works. There’s no Direct Marketing Association lobby, and no “do not mail” list. The mailman just honorsContinue reading “Quick observations after six months in Melbourne”
After 15 fantastic years in Santa Barbara, we’ve officially moved to Melbourne, Australia!I started a new job as Head of Product at Flippa.com – a company I’ve been following for years and have a special affinity for. We’ve been planning to do this for quite a while, and are really excited to finally make itContinue reading “New country, new job, new life.”
If you’re active on Twitter, by now you’ve probably heard of Lambda School — the online school where you owe nothing until you get a job. If not, it’s probably time to start paying attention. Lambda is bringing a much-needed change to the world of higher education & financial aid. Instead of paying for classes upfront, LambdaContinue reading “If you haven’t heard of Lambda School, it’s time to start paying attention.”
Before & after: For this project I initially wanted to tear down & replace our old backyard fence. My friend Kevin had the brilliant idea of building a new fence just smack on top of the old one. It worked like a charm. Here’s how it looked before: We figured it would be far easierContinue reading “Backyard redesign”
It’s not just the looks. This glass was designed to create the optimal beer drinking experience. Take a look at these practical design elements. First, laser etchings on the bottom of the glass create a stream of bubbles, which mean constant aroma release. I haven’t done an A/B test to see if these etchings createContinue reading “An ode to the Sam Adams curved pint glass.”