Since the beginning of the pandemic, my media consumption has gone up in a noticeable way. Over the past year and a half, while many people spent countless hours binge watching Netflix and Hulu shows, I have found myself watching YouTube more often than any other medium. I am quite impressed by the quantity andContinue reading “My YouTube Education”
Back in the dot-com era, I remember reading this novel called, The First $20M is Always the Hardest by Po Bronson where the author talked about the gold rush days of Silicon Valley and founders’ dreams of making their first $20M and the twisted stories around that pursuit. Having been a two time “bootstrap” entrepreneurContinue reading “The First $20k is Always the Hardest”
What is wealth? To most people, it is material goods and lots of money. To others, it is deep and meaningful relationships and experiences. To me, it is really time. Time for me. Time for my own reflections and choices in life. Time to do meaningful contributions and time for meaningful relationships and experiences. IContinue reading “On Wealth”
I first got the inspiration for my passion project, SolarAcademy, when I discovered Khan Academy more than a decade ago. Since then, and especially during the days of working at CivicSolar, I have been thinking about creating systems that accelerate the sharing of useful knowledge through new methods and ways, to help create a moreContinue reading “My SolarAcademy Vision”
This week, I was a guest on my friend Fabrice Grinda‘s Playing with Unicorns show. We talked about the state of the solar energy industry.
I use Canva.com frequently for my SolarAcademy project. I first heard of Canva from Emily Kirsch of Powerhouse. I think it was back in 2017. I complimented her on the simple and elegant designs of the graphics they were using in Powerhouse’s twitter posts. Emily shared with me that they were creating those graphics withContinue reading “Canva.com”
Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman has a well known quote. It goes “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” Have a look at Linkedin homepage when they first launched in 2003. Clearly, Reid did not wait to perfect the product. He had the key elements that defined Linkedin baked into the product, but inContinue reading “When to launch?”
I recently came across this graphic which summarizes the mindset shifts that are necessary to compete in today’s business environment. I would add to this list one more shift: Competing > to > Creating In the west, we are conditioned to compete. Just compete on the tracks that are presented to us. Many of usContinue reading “Mindset Shifts”