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
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.
Continue reading What I Learned from Launching My First Private Label Product
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.
Continue reading What do you lose every day when you’re not selling on Amazon.com?
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
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