Joining Wise

Before I get started, I wanted to mention that I struggled with the decision to post this, given the health and financial crises. I remain grounded and aware of how many people are out of work. I’m incredibly grateful for the position I’m in and feel for those less fortunate. I ultimately decided it’s worth…

5x there, 10x to go

I’m someone who enjoys reading new-year predictions. Some industry-specific examples include: Tech in 2020: Standing on the shoulders of giants from Benedict Evans, What Will Happen in the 2020s from Fred Wilson, 2017 Predictions by Howard Lindzon, Fintech Prediction Palooza from Howard Lindzon, US Fintech Predictions from Charlie Ma, and Fintech in 2020 from Alex…

What eBay, Napster, and Banks have in common

Me. And sorry– that was the most clickbaity title I’ve ever published. I published a post last month about the acqui-hire experience, and as we approached the new year, I wrote a post reflecting on changes that took place in my life in 2019. I often wonder where the line between reflection and ‘too much’…

Finding your mojo post Acqui-hire

Not enough is shared about acquihires by the startup community. I know because I’ve searched, having gone (going?) through one myself. I get it. You are most emotional and want to write about it when it’s fresh. But you remain tight-lipped for a slew of reasons (you’re unsure what’s allowed to be said, uncertain if…

2019

When I look back on 2019, it’ll be categorized as a year of change. The most notable changes include: Blispay was acquired We moved from Baltimore to South Florida If you’re inexperienced in the startup world, then you likely read those two bullets and thought to yourself, ‘Dang, this guy got rich & ran off…

A thread on Career Choices

I posted the above thread on Twitter and figured I’d cross-post here: 1/ I’ve been working as a Product Manager for a decade now. The word ‘decade’ makes it sound like a long time. It doesn’t feel like it, but it’s a good time for some reflection. 2/ I started as an intern at a company…

Why I’m excited about Remote work

I recently moved from Maryland to Florida. That was one of several big changes that took place in 2019 for us. I lived in Maryland for most of my life, including all of my adult working years. I’ve had a pretty awesome career so far, working for exciting companies like Bill Me Later (acq’d by…

Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution by the late, great John ‘Jack’ Bogle

Crossposting this tweet thread: Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution by the late, great John ‘Jack’ Bogle. Why care? Because Bogle was a hero, always putting American investors 1st. He knowingly & happily gave up personal profits for the betterment of you & me. The book explains the history between…

Early Career Lessons Learned – Product Management

With my 24th birthday approaching and a recent promotion on my resume, I’ve decided it’s time to share my early career learning’s with the world. Many people say that 24 isn’t old, but I disagree. It’s about five years older than when I started working and four years older than Mark Zuckerberg when he co-founded…