The Front Door

We Need A YC for Everything This is Problem #3 on my list of The World’s Biggest Problems. The short answer is you need to know somebody. If you don’t already know one of them, you’re not getting in the front door. Those who do break through without connections take a grueling path to success,Continue reading “The Front Door”

YC for Politics

An accelerator for rising stars in politics Create a new front door for politics and government. YC did this for VC. This has massively increased the pool of potential startup founders. We can create a YC-like path for less privileged people to become politicians. Network and fundraise from the Democratic or Republican establishment. This systemContinue reading “YC for Politics”

Effective Immigration

This is Solution #6 on my list of The World’s Biggest Problems. Introduction Increasing immigration is one of the best forms of effective altruism. Each 1% rise in the labor force through increased immigration leads to $100B in gains for immigrants and $17B in net benefits for host countries. This is more than the $70BContinue reading “Effective Immigration”

The Money Problem

Money vs. Meaning Everyone has a number where they’d be financially ‘free’. The gap between this number and your current wealth is your money problem. Most people would quit if they had $100K+ to cover their next 1-2 years. This is Personal Capital. Many people need $10K or less to start their passion project. See:Continue reading “The Money Problem”

We Need A Middle Class For Startups

Bootstrapped from zero. “Sell a product or course online! Sell services locally!” There are millions of different get rich quick schemes floating online now. The goal here is to secure the bag and escape the grind ASAP. Raised $100M+ from VCs. “Are you a Unicorn yet? Which Y Combinator class were you in?” Startups areContinue reading “We Need A Middle Class For Startups”

The Most Important Job in the World

Goalie, St. Louis Blues: 1992-95 Astronaut, NASA: 1995-99 President, USA: 1999-2010 Owner, St. Louis Blues: 2000-Now Help Dad Rebuild His Business: 2010-12 Make Independent Testing Ubiquitous: 2012-2020 Solve the World’s Biggest Problems: 2020-Now My first loves were hockey and the St. Louis Blues. I started playing hockey when I was four, first street and rollerContinue reading “The Most Important Job in the World”

Public Ventures

How Governments Can Run VC Funds The public should get equity in businesses that take government funding. No more free-money bailouts for billionaires. Public VC funds share in the upside when the startups they fund succeed. This incentivizes governments to invest more in earlier-stage startups. Public VC is a renewable economic resource. Successful investments inContinue reading “Public Ventures”

Pax Internet

Old: Convince governments, and people will follow. New: Convince people, and governments will follow. When President Zelenskyy posts videos online, his audience isn’t just his citizens and his enemies. We’re all his audience. We’re all his potential supporters. The power of enough people supersedes the power of any government. China, India, USA, North Korea, andContinue reading “Pax Internet”

Everyday Activism

I want to inspire more people to help solve the World’s Biggest Problems. We need the support of millions of people to enact these solutions. No contribution is too small! You can make a big difference by encouraging people to be more ambitious. That’s what the elite want you to think. The truth is anyoneContinue reading “Everyday Activism”