A Personal Update

Last year, on November 11th I joined Google.org. Exactly 90 days later I quit.

My plan for 2014 was to take some time off and focus on the things I love doing most - which is the magic which happens at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology and impact.

I founded/co-founded two non-profits: POWERUP and The Coaching Fellowship. I did a ton of public speaking and mentored a whole bunch of entrepreneurs. I spent a week in Boulder, CO, working with the incredible Unreasonable Institute. I worked with a couple of very large companies on their innovation strategy. I became an executive coach working with some of the most inspiring individuals I’ve ever met.

And then everything changed.

For a long time I’ve been a huge fan of the work being done at Singularity University. Their mission of leveraging bleeding edge technologies to solve for the most intractable problems in the world is what I live and breath. It feels like we have been circling each other for a long time now - I have spoken a whole bunch of people there for years; and every conversation ended with “we should do something together”.

That “something” is now here!

Today I joined Singularity University to head up their Startup Lab.

We grow startups solving the world’s most intractable problems. We support, convene, collaborate and innovate. We bring the support of the world’s biggest companies to the table. We work together with the leading impact organizations worldwide.

I am at home. Let’s get cranking!