Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Troops

When we started Troops, we wanted to reimagine how work gets done. We wanted to make work easier, more intelligent, and more collaborative. In 2016 we launched our first product making that vision a reality by injecting mission-critical, actionable workflows into a new medium people were gravitating towards.  We brought our first product to life and shared it with the world: Troops is a Slackbot …

Mostyska, Ukraine – The Field Hospital In The Middle Of A War Zone

My grandmother survived the German invasion of her small town of Mostyska (then Poland, now Ukraine). Many of her friends and family were murdered there. My family built a monument there to remember them… Once again, Mostyska is at war… But instead of being ground zero for death, Mostyska is now ground zero for life. It hosts an Israeli field hospital to treat those escaping …

P&G Buys TULA – How It Started

Like all startup beginnings, the earliest days of TULA were filled with a lot of emotions. For me personally, some words that come to mind are things like “depressed” “anxious” and “lost”. After all, I spent about a year and a half wandering the desert trying to figure out what I wanted to work on for my next business.  During this time, I started to …

I had $2 million dollars in crypto locked on a wallet

Yes, I had $2 million dollars locked away on a crypto-hard wallet that I couldn’t access because of a forgotten password. But let’s start from the beginning… In 2013 I started to learn everything I could about the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. It was clear that a new “internet of money” was being born. I started reading, writing, buying, and experimenting with the world …

How I Start My Day

Every morning I use a basic journaling routine to start my day. When I fire up my computer, the first thing I do is open my note-taking tool and copy/paste in my daily template. That template looks like this: *** Today’s Date – November 30th, 2021 Gratitudes The first thing I’m grateful for today. This could be something small like.. I’m grateful for this hot …

The Power of Perspective

This is one of my favorite times of the year. When people start asking questions like, “what are you doing for New Years?” it brings into focus the fact that the year is almost over. And then, inevitably, I think…..How did the year go? How do I feel about the year ahead? Whenever I zoom out and ask those more macro questions…I keep zooming out…I …

Tomorrow Will Be Better – Vote

On November 11th, 1947, on the heels of World War II, after the fabrics of government and society were torn to shreds in Europe, Winston S Churchill went on to say this: ‘Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that …

My Daughter’s First Pediatrician

Sometimes you experience something in life that’s rocks your core and makes you take stock of the short time we have here. Today was one of those days. My wife and I took our almost 8 month old daughter to see a specialist. I say “almost 8” because at month 8, the doctor wouldn’t see her. Our pediatrician told us that after month 8, it …