Taste the rainbow, on loop

There it was, crushing the human will. It was the antithesis to my Kindle Jenner, a screen of sanctity for focus and learning. The lite brite is an attention thief. Like a fresh bag of Skittles, it begs you to consume your favorite colors first. The rainbow hue of Instagram may be the shiniest of […]

‘Believe it or not, the Internet is actually underhyped’

The internet railroad keeps on trucking and bringing all its anxieties with it. Given my day job — an investor in early-stage startups — I have a bias towards optimism and the future. Being pessimistic doesn’t bring any solutions, and the past can’t be reinvented. And if the passage of time has taught me anything, […]

Win back your attention by turning your screen gray 📱⬜👀

[bha size=’120×120′ variation=’01’ align=’alignright’]The variety of colors on our smartphone screens pop like candy. As advertiser Bruce Barton wrote in his 1925 book In The Man Nobody Knows, “The brilliant plumage of the bird is color advertising addressed to the emotions.” We tap into Instagram, scroll through a few photos, and return to the home […]

Remembering Steve Jobs: ‘Stay hungry, stay foolish’ 📱

Steve Jobs died six years ago today. He was 56 years old. His uniqueness, unconventional leadership, and big-picture thinking will never be forgotten. Jobs made tech fashionable. He made sure to remind us that we are the creators. Below are some of my favorite Jobs’ quotes along with a video (see above) where he shares […]