Engineer, midwesterner, unironically self-described post-rationalist searching for whimsy.

Interested in:

- electronics manufacturing, semiconductors, solid-state sensors, control theory

- megacities, urbanism, geopolitics, narrative history

- indie music, guitar, scotch, rock climbing

Feel free to reach out to me by email if you'd like to chat.

Writing at

Recent Posts

Elia Kazan's 'A Face In The Crowd'

You've got to be a saint to stand the power that box gives you.

I avoid my intuition, it’s usually wrong

Intuition easily justifies the bad assumptions that thrive in our knowledge gaps.

Jenga Blocks

Things fall apart, so we must rebuild them.

Ecosystem Effect

A first-principle formalism of a high-level technology strategy that enabled Google, Amazon, Netflix, and Uber to dominate markets. Co-authored by Niraj Pant.

Notes on Visionaries

A visionary works to shape current reality to fit their understanding of the future. This requires almost absolutely radical, yet informed, confidence.