“I got next!” — a personal #RequestForStartups

A snapshot of what I’m interested in working on next This post will be continuously updated. Last updated June 19, 2019 “I GOT NEXT!” is what you say when you walk up to a pick-up basketball game that’s in session to declare that you’re next-up. You gotta do it loudly so people know. I’m at the … Continue reading “I got next!” — a personal #RequestForStartups

The future is Asian American

In Silicon Valley parlance, we are witnessing a “zero-to-one” opportunity in Asian American cultural construction. I’ve been thinking about this since my reaction to Crazy Rich Asians got more attention than I expected.  Still, saying that Asian Americans are doing anything new might come as a surprise to a lot of people. After all, there … Continue reading The future is Asian American

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