This blog post is based on my Keynote at Desai Accelertor's Demo Day in October of 2017. The blog post (and video!) explores how a business model from another domain provides insights to building a thriving startup community.Read More
In this post I discuss how I built "The Board of Pete" - my personal board of directors that help steward my career and growth opportunities.
The Board of Pete started about 7 years ago. I collected several of my closest colleagues and friends. People I trust implicitly, familiar with my strengths and “opportunities for growth”, and most importantly, willing and able to hold up a mirror for me to see into my blindspots.Read More
As founder you alone are responsible for creating shared values, shared vision, and shared execution on the team.Read More
As a photographer, packing for an international trip comes with gear anxiety over what might be left behind but needed. In this post I share tips culled from many international trips and conversations with pro travel photographers. Enjoy!Read More
I use a design thinking framework to recap 2016 and systems building thinking to frame up 2017.Read More
Brains are plastic and change for the better when you challenge them. The more you challenge your brain, the more stunning your results will be. I have to increase the challenges I give to myself [Read: I have a good ways to go before creating stunning work].Read More
I choose to describe joy as the sharing a story of a personal experience. By describing “joy” this way, the story reinforces the memory and experience for me — I actually felt “joy” while I was telling the story.Read More
This post is part of a series that provides a perspective of The Arcanum from the "inside". In this post I dive deeper into how Magical Learning Experience of The Arcanum comes together.Read More
On this last day of a really great 4th of July Holiday weekend, we visited some friends with a place in Inverness California (Close to Pt. Reyes Station).
We spent the day on Chicken Ranch Beach exploring, paddle boarding and kayaking.Read More
The best lessons I learned from my Dad.Read More
Coco, our puppy, enjoys the early warmth in the middle of Spring.Read More
Working solely in a browser without having to alt-tab or command-tab through apps is dreamy.Read More
Your Brain is a muscle - it gets a lot of exercise when you transition to a new role. Set aside time to rest your brain by reviewing what you're learning to synthesize, get context and stay focused on priorities.Read More