The housing crisis must be solved, together.

Yes, the Bay Area is an economic boom, responsible for 40% of California’s recent job gains, but if we don’t deeply invest in the housing-cost crisis and infrastructure, I fear what will become of culture-rich areas of SF, Oakland, and San Jose. I’ve long loved the work that SPUR has done for the Bay Area…

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny…Perfect Sized Home

Growing up, I had this vision of living in a medium-sized home on a cul-de-sac with kids running through the streets, playing ball or the like. In particular, I wanted a house with hallways, because I loved walls of family photos, namely black and white ones. This vision had stayed in my head, and as…

Next Stop for Accelerate.LGBT: Dublin, Ireland

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is committed to diversity: providing a platform for everyone to publish on the web and building a diverse, distributed workforce around the world. A collaborative effort between Accelerate with Google and Automattic, the Accelerate.LGBT conference series is designed to help diverse businesses and nonprofits optimize…

Truth.

We can’t make friends with everyone, nor should we. The idea of having a few friends who really love you resonates strongly and is something that I continue to strive to develop. How I met such folks is so random and varied…and I love it. In the “real world” post-college, the act of making friends becomes…

Why SUP?

“So yeah, why take the ferry?” Apart from being antsy about visiting Vancouver (and perhaps Victoria), there’s something about the outdoors and photography that really gets me going. Bruce sheds light and wisdom on the true power of being one with nature and avoiding the ferries!

Accelerating Fundraising

We saw the massive valuation (and acquisition) of WhatsApp last year, leaving folks near and far of the Valley wondering what’s next. While Slack may be a new approach to work communication with the omnipresence of #’s and @’s, I’m left wondering at what point these gargantuan valuations and approaches to fundraising prove to be…

Why Design is Changing Business

What is certain is that all these combined elements — style, function, social impact, creativity and profit motive — have yielded an original vision of what design is and why it matters. Design has fundamentally changed the way we experience the world, from the way we interact with objects to our expectations about how organizations…

Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. That’s what I have to say. The second is only a part of the first…There are thousands of people out there with the same degree you have; when you get a job, there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for…

“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” —Tina Fey

Courage + Genius + Art + Marketing

A great interview with Marc Andreessen that captures a ton about the  startup and venture capital ecosystem without spewing jargon. Two pieces that I particularly love: “Now what’s been lost is a lot of the actual art of building a business and, in particular, what’s been lost is the art of sales and marketing….And so now the challenge…