Not too long ago, I kept a blog, and like many self-centered teenagers, I wrote a lot about nothing. Thankfully for my self-esteem, a few friends and my mother humored me. Despite how much I loved writing, I did it sparingly when I stopped publicly airing my self-pity (ha, please continue to humor me).
I recently re-discovered the magic of writing. Some days, it’s a form of meditation. Other days, it’s to get things down and out of my brain. In the best way, it’s my tool to think out loud, to process my jumbled thoughts about our increasingly complex, confusing world, and my role in it as global citizen.
I find myself thinking about stuff at the intersection of innovation, capital markets, governance & civil society, and a few questions I’m tracking via this blog (among others):
- What does an inclusive world look like, and what do we design to get there? (related: I explore a case for a world without borders)
- How will technology affect our most disenfranchised, vulnerable communities? Specifically frontier technology? How might frontier technology be used to reduce inequality? (related: incorporating informal economy dynamics in our designs of new systems)
- How could we fundamentally change incentives structures via finance and business model innovation?
Also, personal questions such as:
- How do I organize my life? (related: my post on meditation)
- How do values show up in our lives? How do we hold them in moments of tension, when they most test us? (related: the tensions of feeling and having power)
- What are examples of extraordinary moral leadership?
- How do I improve my decision making as an investor? (related: how should I think about hidden costs?)
- How can I ask better questions?
Things you might expect to see here:
- Notes from a book I’m reading
- Articles, podcasts, or other media that I’ve enjoyed or found particularly powerful
- An occasional playlist (the only thing I’m really good at)
Interested in getting in touch? Find me on twitter: @stella.