The arc of social

The era of social media feels like it's coming to an end, but it shouldn't because I'm not done with it yet. This essay is my attempt to break down that feeling and articulate what I think is missing.

The next Silicon Valley is already online

For me, college was the best time to build startups. Living and working in the Silicon Valley has been the second best. Nowhere else in the world comes close, but will it stay that way? No. The next Silicon Valley is already online. Why do all the best startups come out of Silicon Valley? Life is … Continue reading The next Silicon Valley is already online

The “Full-Stack Startup” and Jiro’s Dreams of Sushi

Five years ago, Chris Dixon coined the “Full-Stack Startup” to describe the new wave of companies like Uber looking to upend entire industries through building a new, vertically-integrated stack. The basic idea is this. Traditionally, as startup founders we see ourselves as toolmakers because we build software and that’s what software is best suited for. … Continue reading The “Full-Stack Startup” and Jiro’s Dreams of Sushi