I am dedicated to supporting and enabling the flourishing of humanity in the 21st century.
I left Stanford in 2010 to found a company that produced the Startup Genome Project and a software product called Compass.
To date the Startup Genome has collected the world’s largest comprehensive dataset of high growth early stage technology startups and released 3 highly-regarded reports that have been downloaded over 100,000 times and covered in many national publications including WSJ, HBR & PBS, adopted into the curriculum of 100+ universities & startup accelerators and inspired numerous businesses and political initiatives.
Compass has developed technology that is essentially a “data refinery” or an “analyst in the cloud”: the user puts low value data in and gets high value data back. It is currently used by more than 30,000 CEOs worldwide.
I left the company in 2013 and am currently advising a few companies & projects while laying the foundation for my next life chapter.
One of the best descriptions I have of myself is , “I am a mapmaker”.
My maps have led me to found technology companies, conduct original research in business management theory and write a variety of essays about the intersections between business, psychology, macroeconomics and philosophy.
I consider myself to be a multi-paradigmatic polymath in progress. Below are a variety of my skills and areas of expertise:
Entrepreneur. Business Strategist. Product Architect. Writer.
[Lean Startup, Customer Development], [Evolutionary Developmental Systems Theory, Strategic Foresight, Singularitarianism, Accelerating Technological Change], [Developmental Psychology, Personality Systems, Psychoanalysis, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Intersubjective (group) dynamics], [Integral Theory, Non-Dual Awareness & Meditation, Post-Metaphysical Spirituality, Cultural Evolution], [High Intensity Interval Training, Nutrition, Dance, Energy Management, Getting Things Done].