What I’m Doing Now

This page was updated May 10, 2018. (The first version was May 2015!)

I am based between New York and a small ranch outside of Austin, TX and sometimes LA which I never really moved away from…you know what I don’t even know anymore.

I took a temporary-turn-complete break from Twitter, Facebook and news websites in April and haven’t been back yet.

This page exists to help me remind myself to focus. I optimize my life to tune out distractions so I can focus on having the foundation I need to make the best decisions when the opportunities arise.

This is what I’m doing now:
in order of time spent, not necessarily priority

  • CEO of Pilotworks. Tbis is about 90% of my time.
  • Reading, lots and lots of reading. Specifically in the areas of psychology, history, biographies and science. On a good day, I spend more than 50% of my time reading or otherwise learning.
  • Full-body strength training 4x/week along with my weird food lifestyle.
  • Supporting and hustling for the leaders behind VTF Capital’s past venture investments, especially the companies I focus on.

Feel free to email me about one of the above topics. Unfortunately, I am unlikely to respond to messages that aren’t about the above.

How Stuff Gets Added

In evaluating adding anything to my life, I try to prioritize choices that optimize for:

  • Low signal/noise ratio
  • Low dependence on non-critical external validation
  • Maximum location and time autonomy
  • Minimal dependence on outside resources (single sources of funding, as self-sufficient as possible)
  • Minimal dependence on a single thing (job, project, etc.)

This page was inspired by Derek Sivers and his /now. I had my one of my biggest nerd fanboy moments when I found out I was a testimonial on his site.