I live in New York and work in San Francisco. Soon that will change. I have advised dozens of startups and built a few of my own.
I help creative people make a living doing what they love.
In March of 2015, we debuted our new startup Recurrency at the 11,700-attendee LAUNCH Festival. Recurrency is a recurring crowd funding site where you can support and connect deeply with creators you love every week. Check out all the talented people I'm supporting.
Mar 13, 2015 Yes! Nothing is more important than being able to tell your story.
Mar 3, 2015 Our Secret Project X is now called Recurrency.
Feb 21, 2015 Why it's often best to stand on the shoulders of giants.
Feb 20, 2015 Setting the record straight on TMZ's reputation.
Jun 25, 2014 QWERTY never made sense on desktop keyboards, but it makes perfect sense on mobile.
Mar 4, 2014 Mobile used to be the future. It used to be a trend. Now it's the norm.
Oct 22, 2013 If your product roadmap is weighing you down, you should listen to this Steve Jobs story.
Sep 20, 2013 Sometimes you know what the right path is, but little compromises add up and take you way off course.
Sep 19, 2013 In technology you are never the last anything.
Read way more in the full news archives.
I started out doing tech support, art direction, writing and editing for print magazines before diving into web design and development in 1995.
AOL acquired my blog network Weblogs, Inc. in 2005 and my Blogsmith CMS in 2006. Our blogs Engadget and Autoblog are still going strong there. After AOL, I built a better CMS called Crowd Fusion, raised money from some amazing investors, found my way as a startup CEO and worked with some of the largest media companies at the cutting edge of online and tablet publishing. In 2012 I became so fascinated with the trend of retail brands becoming content creators that I merged my company with a UK-based brand publishing company called Ceros and together we released a SaaS platform that allows designers to collaborate in realtime and build jaw-dropping shoppable content experiences which work on tablets, smartphones, desktops and even embedded in Facebook.
I speak at conferences and give private talks at companies on a variety of topics including brands becoming publishers, being creative in a technical world, life as an entrepreneur, publishing technology, the only two things a startup needs and (my favorite) how to run your business like Tony Stark.