This is my now page, with a list of projects that I am currently working on, and an abbreviated list of things that I am thinking about.

I currently live in Los Angeles, working and writing. I am training for an bikepacking trip, lifting heavy weights, running with intention, and practicing yoga. I am hyperfocused on climate science, behavioral analysis, and learning as much as possible. Here’s a link to my Spotify if you want to see my brain soundtrack and please follow my stream of consciousness on Twitter!

Short Term Projects

Current Article Drafts

  • Wikipedia is the Backbone of the Internet
  • Anti-automobile (truck bloat)
  • The Economics of Food Trucks
  • The History of Fossil Fuels
  • A Model for the Future of Grocery Stores
  • P-Hacking in the Sports Industry
  • Car Sales: My Time in the Most-Disliked Profession
  • Climate Change and the Bliss of Ignorance

Current Ideas / Things I’m Thinking About / Questions I Have

  • Vending machine economics
  • A Southerner on the coast – the paradox of American regions ? [Middle America]
  • Transportation as economic power
  • Are we becoming Wall-E?
  • The predecessor to great ideas = Nook -> Peloton
  • Green Bay Packers are owned by community ?
  • Why do we have credit scores?
  • Virtual identity and avatars via Poki
  • Betting markets – election, sports, etc.
  • The Unbundling of Education
  • Cows and greenhouse gases
  • Making money: new product adoption versus growth opportunities
  • Justin Bieber and Crocs: the Influencer premium
  • Roblox?!
  • Creator monetization in TikTok vs Instagram
  • The Selectivity of Chick-fil-A franchisee operators
  • IBM and patent stickiness
  • Americans are so indebt that its hard to stimulate the economy with stimulus checks
  • The greatest trick information ever pulled was convincing the world that only words, pictures, and sounds are information
  • “When faced with a major paradigm shift, analysts who know the most about a subject have the most to unlearn.” Richards Heuer, Psychology of Intelligence Analysis
  • Gastrodiplomacy
  • Climbing the mountain, but nothing is there
  • We don’t need new stuff, we just need improved stuff
  • The public markets for personalities
  • All abuse of power begins in the abuse of language (fewer vs less)
  • The creator economy
  • The grading algorithm
  • Derivatives are the driver for the underlying
  • Women in Horror
  • Temp in body relative to temp of earth 
  • Why do we have allergies (male trees)
  • IPOs and sneaker drops 
  • Small business lending vs home ownership 
  • Teaching platforms that are focused on detail, not ‘education’
  • What makes a community? What about our parents?
  • Financial literacy: removing, not adding another thing
  • Why do people hate bikes?
  • how we treat shopping carts defines our existence

Long Term Projects

  • Game Theory for Babies (a children’s book)
  • Valuation / Accounting Quick Guide
  • Gamification of Financial Literacy
  • Southern-focused VC fund