Google vs Uber: The Battle to be the Autonomous Driving OS

Uber’s the most successful pre-IPO startup in history. Google is insanely profitable as the operating system of the internet. Both these tech giants overcame huge odds to get to today. Yet both may be on the verge of extinction. NOTE: I have covered these topics extensively. Rather than reiterate old point, below are links to the...

Hype and Charlatanism to Fuel Tech Development

Why Scientists and Startups Should Oversell and Talk a Big Game We are in a war of attention, with thousands of engineer optimized apps and gizmos attempting to steal your precious time. We are so caught up in our own lives we often fail to notice the glaringly obvious big problems affecting our world and...

The Inequality of Innovation

What does Christopher Columbus and the Conquistadors have to do with Genetic Engineering? Historically humanity has been driven by one primary motivation: survival. Today we have evolved past scarcity and live in a world where those living in “first world” countries do not have to worry about starving to death. If anything overconsumption kills vastly...

Why Innovators Need to Start Dreaming Bigger and Bolder

VCs Need to Stop Funding Nonsense We all only have so much time in this world — whether you live to 50, 80 or 153 (like I’m shooting for) — our time is limited, and so too is our impact. And like life expectancy, our impact is directly proportional to our beliefs. Said another way: