The Summit of Shakespeare

Nearly every political biography I read, somewhere or somehow, one of Shakespeare’s lines, themes, or plots are intertwined. Shakespeare and his plays are like a massive mountain range and each peak is one the 38 plays he wrote. In my adult life (post-formal education), I’ve read and studied…

What Elon Does

Activists, fanboys, haters, and everyone in between has a thought or two about Elon Musk these days. When you single-handedly construct the transaction to purchase the evolution of the “new town square,” even people who don’t care about electric, self-driving cars, digging tunnels, or sending rockets to space perk…

Tightening Sockets

The last turn on any wrench, the one where the socket won’t turn anymore is so gratifying. The sense of accomplishment, security, and optimism for whatever source of utility ahead is pretty high at the moment. It could be the hub on your tire or the last fixture on…

The Gathering Spot with Mayor Dickens and Tope Awotona

There are specific nights and moments in Atlanta that need to be documented and tonight was one of them. Tonight, Mayor Andre Dickens and Tope Awotona (CEO of Calendly) exchanged stories and ideas on stage moderated by The Gathering Spot’s co-Founder Ryan Wilson.  The Gathering Spot was packed…

Wordle and the Future of Publishing

Wordle, the viral game popping up players’ results in your Twitter feed, showcased some wonderful learnings for the publishing world. Millions of users play it daily. The game’s objective is to guess a five letter word within 6 tries. After guessing a word, grayed out letters are not in…

Align the Dots By Generating Neurons

One of the most quoted and transformative blog posts I’ve read to build relationships and fundraise came from Mark Suster titled Invest in Lines, Not Dots. I refer this blog post almost weekly in conversations. The premise is simple: when investors write a check, they are investing in a…

The Science of Persuasion

Constructing a powerful, persuasive essay is tough. A good writer supplies the right words. Yet, the right words only get a writer so far. Sound, logical content is required to hammer home a point. Style and word choice are discussed so often, but the logical side is less highlighted. In…