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.
Continue reading My Experience with New York City’s Specialized High School System
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
My grandmother passed away in October. At the same time, my business reached its highest sales with $20k+ revenue. We had only done $6k the month before. Continue reading How to Grieve a Little Easier as an Entrepreneur
My thoughts on how I overcame two suicide attempts and got to where I am now.
Continue reading Too Stupid to Fail and Why You Should Never Give Up
My parents owned and managed a small business in New York City for over 10 years. I watched my parents work themselves into cancer and disease. They got so sick and made so little that they had no choice but to sell their business and retire because they couldn’t afford healthcare. They sacrificed the best years of their life for their children but have little to show for it.
This is what I learned from that experience on how to design the best lifestyle for yourself as an entrepreneur.
I am finally launching this blog because I have just started the Founder Institute this summer. I will be blogging about my journey here.
Through this blog I hope to cover:
- Founder Institute Updates
- Book Reviews
- Personal Essays
- My Personal Photography Collection Released Via Creative Commons
- Thoughts and more!
The 40% rule is the idea that when you think you’ve reached your limit, you’re actually only 40% done. It’s one of my favorite concepts right next to the 80/20 rule also known as the Pareto principle.
Continue reading How Breaking My Arm Taught Me the 40% Rule