[Three by Five] 12. Please Kill Me

  Pedro Paramo is the book I’ve most given away. It's a thin, easy to read, very influential novel. It will haunt you. The second book I've most given away is Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain's Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. Through a series of alternating interviews, PKM traces the history of punk. From … Continue reading [Three by Five] 12. Please Kill Me

2017: A Year Wraps and Good Riddance

Good Riddance 2017 It was a good year, but not without its challenges. The TL;DR is: mL grew more than 10 percent but is still down from its 2015 high. I co-authored and published What's Your Bio Strategy? I moderated a panel at SynBioBeta SF17 and keynoted at Biofabricate 4 and enjoyed it. I now … Continue reading 2017: A Year Wraps and Good Riddance

How to Create 10,000 Jobs?

How do you create 10,000 jobs? Train 500 brewers. Originally, I was going to write: Train 10,000 teachers. Despite the overwhelming need for teachers [1], the profession currently is looked down upon in the United States and people don’t understand that if you don’t invest in education, you’re not investing in the future. (Cynically, I … Continue reading How to Create 10,000 Jobs?

Mobile-First Mindset: Mast Mobile Sells Innovation

An application that allows users to have a business and a personal number on one device. It’s surprising, really. That the common problem of enterprise sales people and freelancers who juggle two phones with different numbers hasn’t been resolved before. Mast Mobile is a mobile carrier that solves that neatly. And for salespeople who must … Continue reading Mobile-First Mindset: Mast Mobile Sells Innovation

Your Founder Is Crazy, Isn’t He? (Part 1)

At the beginning of the week, the Founder swore he’d have me back on payroll by the end of the month. It’d been six weeks since any of us had been paid. “What about the options?” I asked. “I’ll take care of those by the end of the week,” he answered. It was the same … Continue reading Your Founder Is Crazy, Isn’t He? (Part 1)

Brooklyn Beetle on Eighth Street

As I walk down the street, a thick, quarter-sized, green metallic beetle swerves in front of me and slows just enough for my left hand to whack her, send her speeding forward five-six feet. She swerves again then changes trajectory, climbing vertically. (13.100)