Speaking, writing, start-upping.

I’m VP of Programs for indie.vc, an experiment in venture capital, and I consult on select projects. Previously, I was CEO and co-founder of Lean Startup Productions. I’m also co-author of The Twitter Book, an acclaimed guide, and I write and speak about race, gender and bias. In a career spanning tech and media, I’ve hosted influential conferences like Web 2.0 Expo, and I’ve been a regular freelance contributor to The New York Times, among other outlets. Earlier, I founded Just Food’s CSA in NYC program and helped children’s musician Laurie Berkner launch her record label. 

I blog at 
Dogs and Shoes and split my time between New York and San Francisco. I hold an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and a BA from Rutgers University. Bonus fact: I was the 21st user of Twitter.


Speaking and Workshops

I’ve spoken at dozens of conferences, universities, corporate meetings and other events, and I often run workshops. Topics include:

  • Disrupting Bias at Work (e.g., this talk or this talk)
  • How to Get Picked to Speak at Conferences (e.g., this informal webcast)
  • Lean Startup 101
  • Introducing Entrepreneurship in Your Established Organization

I’ve also given an uncountable number of talks about Twitter. I rarely cover that now, but I can recommend other people. 


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