I'm a problem-solver to the core. Whether I'm writing an article, designing and developing software, illustrating a concept, educating my two children on a topic, taking a picture, or just doing a crossword, I love the challenge. This is a place for me to showcase some of my resulting solutions, mostly in the form of writing and photography.
I like figuring out how to explain difficult concepts in simple terms. These long-form pieces usually involve a bit of research or structured thinking. I write about topics which interest me, which covers a lot of ground.
Your seemingly innocuous product design could be repelling or
alienating underrepresented users. Make it better by adopting a more
inclusive and welcoming design. Here's why it's important, and how
to get there.
Lurking tells the story of the social internet from the perspective of
its users. It's also a record of how digital products can both uplift and
fail marginalized people. Product managers and designers alike should read
this book to avoid repeating similar mistakes.
Confirmation bias leads us to hold false belief with a confidence greater than evidence can justify. Curbing it when making decisions requires patience and rigor. It's a battle that's worth the effort.
My weekly Toronto startup newsletter aims to inspire
Since 2018, I've curated and written over 100 issues of a newsletter on
startup-related news for Toronto. I feel there are many people who might want
to turn their idea into a startup, but shy away from taking their first steps.
I think about those people when I write my newsletter, which I send out to
4500+ subscribers every week. If you know someone in the GTA who could do with
some encouragement delivered to their inbox, get them to sign
Featured Nature Photos
Plants, flowers, and trees are fun to shoot. They tend to sit still, which is a distinct advantage. They're also easy and rewarding subjects, in that they're often close-by and inherently beautiful. Here are a few of my favourite nature shots.