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Life Is A Series Of Experiments

I’m a planner by nature. I love planning long term. I can’t help it. As in months and years. For instance, this month I’ll work on this. Next month I’ll work on that. November is for a specific project. December is for another project. The... read more

“Take My Money, You Idiot!”

While I found Chiang Mai to be a cozy and charming city, I yearned for a big city feel. After all, as a New Yorker, I was used to big cities. I needed the drive, the energy, the chaos and the hustle that only a big city can provide. Bangkok did the trick. A quick and... read more

The World Will Teach You Everything

I’m a permanent student. I have studied from professors in school, read hundreds of books on all kinds of topics, and traveled to over 85 countries. Out of all the methods I used to inject myself with knowledge, it’s the latter that I duly credit for... read more

You, Inc Is The Only You That Matters

There’s a young girl who lives in rural Russia about 1,500 miles from Moscow. She’s an average girl just like any other girl in the world. She goes to school. She hangs out with friends. She spends time with her boyfriend. She likes sushi and chocolate. She’s average... read more

The “Do It Yourself” Economy

Many years ago I was in the market to buy a house. I had just sold my first online business, so I was flush with cash. At that point the real estate market hadn’t yet reached the stratosphere so one could actually buy something decent in New York City (at least... read more

Don’t Build A Startup—Build A Business

A couple of months ago, I was brainstorming various business ideas with one of my mentees. He had an interesting business idea that was similar to Spotify but with a unique twist. After listening to the idea, I immediately told him that the idea was much more complex... read more

What Makes A Great Entrepreneurial Culture?

Chiang Mai, Thailand I have a small problem. My problem is that no matter how hard I try, I simply can’t, to the best of my ability, consider Thailand as a third world country. I can understand that if you’ve never been to Thailand or you are some academic than I can... read more