Personal Finance Tracking Apps

I recently read the NYTimes writeup of a ton of personal finance tracking apps and wanted to share my own thoughts. My conclusion is that there are a ton of …

Getting to the bottom of the funnel

I have been interviewing a number of candidates for different roles within Foursquare which have resulted in some very interesting conversations.  One of the things I do at the end …

Way2Ride Taxi Payments in NYC

For those that don’t know, many (all?) NYC yellow cabs are now outfitted with a digital screen in the back of the cab that shows local news updates, NYC tourist …

Talking Brands

I was reminded last night while watching the Super Bowl that more brands are talking.  They are not only speaking directly to people on Twitter and Facebook, but also to …

Some thoughts on Calendars and Meetings

A lot of companies are trying to “solve” calendars. There are many startups that are building calendar apps, desktop apps, and combinations of the two.  Some even try to also …

Can’t find a mentor? Become one

In Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In she devotes a chapter to mentorship and how many people approach her at the end of a talk or conference asking her (without a …

Setting up a custom short domain name

I have been wanting to setup my own custom short URL for awhile and finally got around to setting up eric.mx.  I was inspired by Mark Suster who uses bothsid.es. …

9.4 years on gmail

An email project out of MIT shows you an interesting breakdown of your email usage.  You have to authorize your gmail account, but you can delete all data once you …