2018: Giving Up and Moving On

January 15, 2019   ·  8 minutes

The title reflects my most important life lesson of 2018: I gave up and moved from two personally … Continue reading “2018: Giving Up and Moving On”


A framework for making important decisions: Step 2/4

December 10, 2018   ·  8 minutes

The process of putting your thoughts on paper is useful as it crystalizes your thinking and may allow … Continue reading “A framework for making important decisions: Step 2/4”


A framework for making important decisions: Step 1/4

December 5, 2018   ·  13 minutes

In life there seems to be a pretty clear default path in terms of societal, parental and personal … Continue reading “A framework for making important decisions: Step 1/4”


Ode to Bagheera

August 9, 2018   ·  1 minute

To my great chagrin, my beloved Bagheera passed away a year ago. I wanted to share this tribute … Continue reading “Ode to Bagheera”


Some thoughts on philanthropy

November 28, 2017   ·  4 minutes

As I mentioned in my latest keynote, Let’s Build a Better Future, the best way to improve humanity … Continue reading “Some thoughts on philanthropy”


It was Bagheera’s world, we just lived in it

August 29, 2017   ·  6 minutes

My love for dogs is well documented (Farewell Harvard!), but I must admit that no dog meant more … Continue reading “It was Bagheera’s world, we just lived in it”


Nontraditional approach to wealth management

June 19, 2017   ·  8 minutes

I realize this blog post might appear douchey as its content only applies to very few lucky entrepreneurs. … Continue reading “Nontraditional approach to wealth management”


Asset Light Living

June 26, 2015   ·  2 minutes

After the NY Times article, a number of you have reached out asking for the full list of … Continue reading “Asset Light Living”


Update on The Very Big Downgrade

October 6, 2014   ·  9 minutes

When people successfully sell their company, they typically acquire stuff.  Instead I gave up my house, apartment and … Continue reading “Update on The Very Big Downgrade”


Farewell Harvard!

August 28, 2014   ·  6 minutes

Even when I was little I knew I wanted a dog, preferably a Labrador. I remember begging my … Continue reading “Farewell Harvard!”


The Case for Optimism

December 18, 2013   ·  8 minutes

We live in difficult times. Financial crisis, sovereign debt crisis, euro crisis, Syrian conflict, global warming. We are … Continue reading “The Case for Optimism”


The Very Big Downgrade

December 27, 2012   ·  8 minutes

I decided to radically simplify my life and divide my living expenses by 10! I just returned my … Continue reading “The Very Big Downgrade”


Why I am leaving OLX

December 17, 2012   ·  16 minutes

I decided to relinquish my position as Co-CEO of OLX. My partner Alec is staying as CEO. Given … Continue reading “Why I am leaving OLX”


The Economy: An Optimistic Thought Experiment

July 13, 2012   ·  38 minutes

Over the past few years the economist in me has been profoundly pessimistic about the short and medium … Continue reading “The Economy: An Optimistic Thought Experiment”


The Big Downgrade

December 2, 2010   ·  10 minutes

No, no, Apple’s stock has not been downgraded yet! I am referring to the fact that I divided … Continue reading “The Big Downgrade”


Beijing and China: 14 years later

November 25, 2008   ·  4 minutes

Even though I have been to China many times in the past 14 years, my last trip to … Continue reading “Beijing and China: 14 years later”

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