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Philanthropy succeeds in spite of itself

Everyone wants to give to a great cause. No one actually does it. Why? The last 9 months I’ve been building a business in the fundraising space and have seen, first hand, exactly why people struggle to raise money. I’ve identified three reasons why… and here they are First, it’s nearly impossible to track where […]

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Tired, Hurt and Driven

Today was brutal. A pitch that didn’t go the way we anticipated. A hire we wanted to make that shut the door. A demo that didn’t work. Sat in on way too many zoom calls. Told my idea wasn’t good enough. Today was valuable. We learned what investors are looking for in a pitch. Found […]

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Olympus DAO

Olympus DAO is a community owned decentralized financial infrastructure, which aims to bring more stability and transparency to the world of finance. Ok, so what does that mean? Basically users swap from whatever token into OHM, and earn a yield based on the backing the protocol with ETH or DAI. The protocol has a treasury […]

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October 21

had fun documenting my development, so I’m going to do it again 9:58 Procrastinated/played with crypto. Unwillingly began to work. Booked a win off the bat. Couldn’t figure out a join yesterday, fresh eyes made a difference 🙂 Also listening to black sands by bonobo, super nice album. Now, what do I build next? important […]

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getting back into react

Last year about this time I decided I would learn React. I built something, got frustrated because the project wasn’t worth continuing… then stopped building. Why? I don’t know. Last weekend I started building a SaaS solution for my company, CoachRaise. Here, you’ll get to read all my frustrations. October 19 10:02 am Trying to […]

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Beirut

Have you ever been truly overwhelmed? A combination of sensory overload, tiredness and discomfort show you what it means to be out of your element. I’ve felt it once, after I landed in Beirut. A good friend of mine, grew up in Lebanon and has always told me amazing stories about his home. He described […]

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Basic Systems

What I’ve discovered over the last few months is that how much I get done comes down to what I do every day. I’ve always heard about Systems as the way to make incremental progress and evaluate what you do. When people talked about systems I’ve always gotten confused, thinking they spoke of finding ways […]

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What People Buy

Yesterday, I read the first few chapters of the Boron Letters. The Boron Letters are a series of letters written by Gary C. Halbert written from jail to his son. After reading what he wanted to call the book that was to come of the letters I was hooked; How to be your own Messiah. […]

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volleyhead.com

Over the last two months I have been working on a new website, volleyhead.com. As you may remember in the middle of the summer I made an ugly website called sandcourts.info. The point was to give outdoor volleyball players access to information that I’ve often found myself desiring; where can I play. Over the course […]