2015 Year in Review

After 2013 was the Year of Yes and 2014 was the Year of More, the theme of 2015 was Pushing the Limits. 2015 was about a combination of great physical exertion but also deep introspection, and I’m in a pretty happy spot as I enter 2016. Sports: Let’s start with the most obvious focus of […]

Open Letter to MIT President Reif

Yesterday, I received an email from MIT crowing about MIT’s global entrepreneurial impact. The email from MIT President Reif included this paragraph: “Our community’s passion for doing, making, designing and building is alive and growing. As we do our part by continuing to foster our students’ natural creativity and energy, it is inspiring to see […]

The value of forecasting

On Monday night, I attended the Long Now talk given by Philip Tetlock on the topic of Superforecasting. I was disappointed with the talk and thought it was missing the point. But when I said that to a friend afterwards, he asked me what I wished Tetlock had talked about. So I’m going to use […]

The Leadville experience

[This is a long post with my experience in riding the Leadville 100 mountain bike race. If you want to just look at pretty pictures instead, go here.] “You are better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can.” – Ken Chlouber, creator of the Leadville race series […]