"Work"

Anything vaguely connected with "work" -- from cover letters to baggage recommendations to a bit of philosophy.

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