Note: I struggled to title this essay, and a shoutout to my friend Alex Brussell for giving me the answer (but see my endnote for an alt title). I have…

June 2022

Some years ago, a picaresque academic named David Graeber wrote an extremely depressing book called “Bullshit Jobs”. His primary target was a range of…

April 2022

There is a great song that captures some of what I want to talk about here: Ray Charles singing “It should have been me”. Uncle Ray was always a few…

February 2022

In life — work, home, relationships of all kinds — there are people who “brung ya to the dance.” Sometimes we forget them, and this is a mistake. It is…

November 2020

We just closed the application process for the Spring 2021 Amasia Fellowship. This is one of our two programs to expand access in venture capital, and…

August 2019

Bags! More than two years ago I wrote about bags and an update is needed. For two reasons: (a) my brain is about to explode from climate change thinking…

October 2017

In 2000, I joined hands with Deval Sanghavi and formed Impact Partners, the first venture philanthropy firm focused on India. What we did was non-profit…

July 2017

It's been an extraordinary few days in Silicon Valley — a high-profile VC firm has been “blasted off the earth” and the industry is reacting in…

April 2017

I'm working on an intense blog post, and my recent essays have been quite heavy, so here's a break: luggage! I've been traveling long haul for almost as…

February 2014

The appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO of Microsoft has been greeted with joy within the Indian American community and in his native country. I find…