Simple: A New Way to Bank

Think a small startup can’t disrupt a deep-seated, regulation-protected, mammoth industry? Think again. The New York Times recently featured a small financial startup called Simple, which bills itself as “A Worry-Free Alternative to Traditional Banking.” (I’d love to know how much they paid to secure!) Who hasn’t cursed their bank multiple times? Who hasn’t […]

The Art of Adding By Taking Away (New York Times!)

This past weekend was a high point in my career, having an essay published in the Sunday Business section, in the feature column Preoccupations. My essay is entitled “The Art of Adding By Taking Away.” (Click to enjoy!)

Focus, Subtraction, and the Story of Brian Lam

I love stories like this one, mostly because of my bias toward the disciplined pursuit of less as the pathway to something better. It’s the story of Brian Lam, told by David Carr, who writes the Media Equation column for the Monday Business section of the New York Times, which is where I read it. The arc […]