I spent most of my childhood running around on my own, prowling the neighborhood when I got older. I also spent a lot of time with my grandparents who piggybacked me as a baby or held my hand as we walked to the park. My grandparents are my superheroes. Continue reading Lessons from my Grandfather
Last year I figured out how to build my first 7 figure business but I never did because when I looked at what I was selling, I saw something else other than money. Continue reading Ethics in a Capitalist Society
I love my grandmother but in her time and age, a woman’s worth was her beauty and chastity. That was her reality but realities change over time.
Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Peter Thiel all talk about how you need to challenge assumptions. Things that look like truths. They might have been true at one time but they aren’t anymore. These are probably what Thiel considers secrets out in plain sight. Continue reading Time, Secrets, and the Status Quo
The top two days of public unrest I’ve experienced in my young adult career are 9/11 and when we received our SHSAT scores.
The day we received those SHSAT scores, everything changed for everyone. It was when dreams were broken or made and opportunities were given or taken away.
People like to think that this standardized test is purely merit based or a great marker for intelligence. It isn’t.
I’ve wanted to launch a private label product for over two years. Private labeling a product means to find a popular product on Amazon, source it, and create a brand around it. They’re also known as “me-too” products.
Amazon.com has created a great opportunity for some while also creating a major headache for others. Amazon’s disrupting many industries- but make sure to be aware what these disruptions can do so you can protect your company or even get ahead.
There is a major debate about artificial intelligence.
On one side you have Elon Musk who says that AI can be dangerous and that it needs to be regulated as soon as possible. On the other, you have people like Mark Zuckerberg saying that AI is nowhere close to being the super intelligence that Musk is fear-mongering about. (A little ironic because Mark Zuckerberg built the artificial intelligence that made it possible for a group like Cambridge Analytica to manipulate voters to impact an American presidential election… I say artificial intelligence because I have used Facebook’s custom audiences tool and it is crazy what they can do with the data that they have.) Continue reading Super-intelligence
My thoughts on how learning programming gave me a second sight and thus a major advantage as well as happiness and fulfillment.
Before I started learning how to program I thought that programmers and computer engineers were wizards who were able to understand some magical language that I could not comprehend. These wizards could wave a wand and bring a tech application to life. Continue reading Programming and Pattern Recognition
Late last year I had a personal dilemma. I did not like what I was doing or what I had to do in order to be “successful”.
I was working on building a 7 figure business but in order to do that I would have to scale what I was doing. I felt like I was helping pollute the environment and support bad labor practices because there was no way for me to really know if the products I bought and resold had clean, ethical supply chains. Continue reading Hidden Costs and Learning How To Program
2017 was an interesting year. Continue reading What I Learned in 2017