At the start of 2014 I made a New Year’s Resolution. I never could seem to keep my New Year’s Resolutions, probably for a host of reasons: too many, too complicated, forgot to do them, wrong ones—but this year I was going to complete them. So I made one New Year’s Resolution. Read a book … Continue reading What I Read in 2014
There have been many people who have previously attempted to answer this question. It’s been a very common question I’ve gotten in one form or another since going to Burning Man. It is also a surprisingly good question because Burning Man is a very hard event to describe. Many of the people who have previously … Continue reading What is Burning Man?
Prepping a 2 minute TV pitch I recently did a two minute pitch for CodeHS on live TV on NBC, which was one of the bigger pitches I have done. At this point I’ve done lots of pitches and presentations to all sorts of audiences. I’m just going to describe a little bit … Continue reading How I Practice Pitches
Or how to improve your public speaking. Standup comedy is the hardest type of public speaking. I’ve given speeches, I’ve taught small sections, presented to small groups, done formal and informal presentations, lectured hundreds of people, given presentations to schools, teachers, administrators, done product pitches to large and small groups of investors, done … Continue reading Everything is Easy After Standup Comedy
Let’s say you are like a lot of people I know who are interested in doing a startup—but you’re waiting for the stars to align just perfectly for you to jump into this endeavor. I’ll cut to the chase—don’t wait for the opportunity to be just right. Commit first, and you give yourself the ability … Continue reading Commitment Leads to Opportunity