I've become very interested in permaculture and how I can create more self-sufficiency in my life. It started with cooking from local ingredients, preserving foods, using fewer disposable materials, but I've also spent time learning about building efficient structures, managing productive lands, maintaining tools, and generally doing more with less. In short, I'm learning how to survive, rebuild, and live well post-apocalypse, but if I had to pick one skill, it's that I can Iron Chef a meal out of almost any combination of ingredients.
I want to invest in...
I'm interested in mission-driven ventures, particularly ones that will move our economy and ways of living in a clear, ethical, sustainable direction. I'm especially interested in promoting health and quality of life, supporting small/local business growth, preserving and protecting nature, and enabling vibrant, real world communities to grow. If you're creating a new model for how we can achieve public needs with a purposeful, creative new business, I'm very interested.
I can be most helpful at...
I have experience building, launching, and growing marketplaces, and my consulting work is mostly helping startups and small businesses plan well, organize their operations, and execute as a team to meet their goals. I've been through my own founder journey and led teams in a venture-backed environment. I know the challenges business leaders face, and I'm happy to be helpful with advice, fresh eyes, introductions to customers and candidates, or strategy work.
I think we can fix America by...
In many ways - through digital innovation, policy choices, and cultural shifts - we've managed to separate our lives beyond the bounds that citizenship, community, and humanity demand for a high-functioning country. I think we need to recognize that interdependence can create strength and resilience, but it needs to be more than a digital connection. We must find ways to rebuild and reinforce the real-life bonds that are the basis for social trust, principled business relationships, and democratic action. We can't achieve the things we need - climate resilience, public health, and accessible opportunity - without acknowledging and upholding our responsibility to each other. The next wave of innovation needs to be inclusive.
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