Take a look around the site and explore. You'll see that I'm big on new forms of creativity, storytelling, social change, emerging technology, making brands more relevant and giving the status quo a swift kick in the arse. Beyond that, I'm very much invested in what people (like you) are doing to shift paradigms and create a better world.
I am currently a Venture Partner at K5, a Southern California startup fund and accelerator, and a Managing Director of the C-PET Futures Platform, a DC-anchored initiative that focuses on emerging tech policy innovation. Recent platform development projects have included work for YouTube, Philips, Noble House, Hulu, Microsoft and Mercedes-Benz. Most recently I co-founded Heardable, a brand intelligence platform that provides a FICO-like (or Klout-like) diagnosis of a company or industry's online performance, covering 15mm companies across 1800 industries using over 827 variables; I am also the co-founder and a product engineer of Paperlet, an immersive publishing platform that enlists social network groups as participants in the story development process. Before that, I served as the SVP of Cultural Innovation & Applied Technology at RAPP/DDB (Omnicom Group).
Between the work I do for clients and partners, I am also hard at work on my next venture, which endeavors to change the way we consume, disseminate and share information contextually. More clinically, it is a new form of graph and entity search, best described as a hybrid of Factual, Wolfram Alpha and Quora. Someone else described it as "what comes after Google". That's a very bold statement, so I'll simply say that we think it will make a huge difference in the everyday lives of companies and customers.
Over the course of my 18-year career, I've co-developed an array of approaches and platforms that transform the way we tell stories, distribute content, measure value and build intelligence in a world that is getting flatter by the minute.
I've won some awards for my work, but more importantly, my provocations here detail some of the ways in which this paradigm shift is happening, and why it will persist.
Have fun while you're here and always remain curious!