Guides + Primers
I write about trends in conscious leadership, the future of work, and social change
On Rehearsal Dinners
What we hold back
Paperwork and Hammer Businesses
For every flashy climate technology, there are ten boring businesses that are flying under the radar, solving everyday problems involving hammers or paperwork.
The power of asymmetrical risk
We’re often told this story that the greater the risk, the greater the reward, but that misguides us to think that the levers holding risk and reward are always equally balanced.
Process vs. Authority
Before building lots of processes, build clear authorities, then determine what process is needed.
The Undertow of Technology
The wave of technological progress may move us forward, but the stronger its force, the stronger its undertow.
The Insider - April 2023
The undertow of technology, over engineering process, asymmetrical risk, boring businesses, and rehearsal dinners.
Car Accidents & Strangers
The burst of humanity after a near-fatal wreck.
Artificial Intelligence, and how intelligence is a relationship between us and the world.
Geoengineering: The risks of desperation
Humans tend to be more interventionist than preventionist.
The Four Acts of Company Building
There are often four acts to building a company.
The Insider - March 2023
On company building, geoengineering, artificial intelligence, and the kindness of strangers.
The limits of spreadsheets
The one question that reframes everything and cuts through it all.
New evidence on the 4-day workweek
92% of companies who piloted the 4-day workweek decided to keep it long-term
On the Limits of Technology
The technologies to tackle climate change will be available far faster than our ability to implement them.
On Remote Work
Is remote work is a successful model for early-stage companies looking to build ambitious things?
The decline of cities
Remote work is costing New York City $12 billion per year.
On Artificial Intelligence
We should be more afraid of losing our judgment to AI than our jobs.
The Insider - February 2023
On artificial intelligence, remote work, the resilience of cities, and the limitations of climate tech
The Insider - January 2023
On fast-food work cultures, the art of quitting, interest rates, and invisible supply chains
Where Rural meets Urban
“The soil is the great connector of lives.”
The climate technologies we need to hit our climate targets already exist.
The importance of being reminded of the invisible forces in our lives
The art of quitting
Leaders need the ability to quit things they’ve previously committed to.
On fast-food work cultures
Despite its many benefits, remote work will lead to the fast-food-ification of company culture.
A life of new horizons ahead
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