Category: Personal

  • Why I went to Business School

    People never stopped asking me why I went to business school. I was too old, too senior and in the wrong career track. “What jobs do you think it will help you get?” they would ask. When framed that way, there was no good answer. There are a number of reasons: Even though I was […]

  • Minsk Wedding

    I just got back from a friend’s wedding in Minsk. There were a bunch of awesome sounding weddings this season and I usually make a point of going to all the weddings I’m invited to, but given my new career situation (which I’ll be ready to talk about soon) I’ve unfortunately needed to conserve both the time and money. There’s always an exception to the rule though and my friends Paul and Jenia’s wedding in Minsk was somthing I just couldn’t miss.

  • Summer in San Francisco

    Some times are so great, you can tell that they are among the best times of your life even while you’re having them. For me, this summer was one of those times. I spent the summer living in San Francisco, doing exactly what I’d hoped: working in VC, reading business plans, meeting with entrepreneurs, doing […]

  • San Francisco Bound

    Today I’m heading out to San Francisco for the summer. I’m going to be working for a VC fund. I’ve already done some work with them and I’m super excited. They’re super smart, have a great track-record and seem like a ton of fun. I’m also pretty excited to move back to San Francisco. I […]

  • “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for”

    If you haven’t seen them, you really must check out the two videos that (of the Black Eyed Peas) created about Barack Obama. They both make the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Doesn’t some part of you still believe that there are special moments in the world? Special people who […]

  • Brilliant

    There was a blizzard in Boston yesterday and cabs were impossible to find. A friend of mine was trying to get across town to meet me and a few others at a bar, but he couldn’t find a cab. So he walked down the street to a pizza place and ordered a pizza for delivery […]

  • Haavahd

    Those of you who haven’t talked to me in a while may not know that I’m currently at business school, going to class, doing homework, eating in a cafeteria and all the other things that students do. Because I came to business school later than most, I get asked constantly if it is “worth it”. […]

  • Getting back to it

    A blog that is 5 months stale is embarrassing. Better not to have a blog than to leave it stale. Despite the best entreaties of my parents I’ve never been a great diary keeper – my old justification was that I was too busy living things to write them down. Somehow that argument gets older […]

  • Leaving town…

    It’s amazing how much work it is to sort out and shutdown your life in a city. Packing, shipping, change of address, goodbyes, etc… Especially if you’re planning on being out of the country for a few months, there’s a lot of crazy stuff to do. A few things I discovered in my preparation: Remote […]

  • Goodbye to Seattle

    On March 10th, the day after my last day at Microsoft, I threw a party to celebrate all the good times I’ve had and people I’ve met over five great years in Seattle. I’ve still got a lot more to say about Seattle, Microsoft, the last 5 years and the next 25 but for now […]