Writing on media, tech, entrepreneurship and products.

This is my old blog which I don't really update much anymore. I do love paging through the old archives, perhaps you will too.

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What was I thinking? Old Draft Posts

I’m cleaning out my WordPress and came across a bunch of half written draft posts from when I was much more active in writing this blog. I don’t want to just delete them and lose the thought forever. So here are the partial thoughts for posterity. Managing your Middle 70% – Inspired by Jack Welch’s […]

The Local Problem

I know first hand that building a local or travel listings/review/recommendation site is extremely difficult. You are judged by the quality of your listings: are they comprehensive, are they up-to-date and looking at the community: are there enough reviews to make it interesting. As an industry, we suck. Case in point: today GoodRec launched – […]

The beginning of the end of Google?

I knew that Yahoo was growing up (and not necessarily in a good way) when we moved into our new campus and management cancelled “bagel day” and the free fruit. Yahoo had fallen on hard times and started to cut costs. The cafeteria had (bad) bagels and fruit for sale, so no biggie – right? […]

Moving Hosts

please be patient with any glitches as I move from Yahoo! Web Hosting to Joyent. See you over there!

Better than TechCrunch & Digg – Quality of MSM Traffic

While it’s nice to get mentioned on TechCrunch, nothing beats Mainstream Media. Last week, GayCities was mentioned in Hilary Howard’s Comings and Goings column in the Sunday Travel section of the New York Times. Unsurprisingly, traffic spiked immensely and many more people were introduced to the site than ever before. Obviously, I’m thrilled at the […]

GayCities plus 1 month

I can’t believe that it has been a whole month since we relaunched GayCities and told the world about it. I want to thank you all for the supportive emails and comments – while it’s hard work building a company, it’s nice to know that people have got my back. Traffic keeps hitting all-time highs […]

Random Press

It’s very odd that even 6 months after leaving Yahoo, I still get mentioned in the “brain drain” stories, see “Tracking former Yahoo execs” on TechCrunch. I’m honored to be included, I guess implicit in all of the stories is a recognition that I actually accomplished meaningful work while I was there and for that […]

GayCities Launches

Well, I’ve been teasing you for months on this blog – the day is finally here. My startup GayCities, the Gay Travel and City Guide unveiled our new site today. With GayCities we’re developing the most comprehensive, user-friendly online travel community and city guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. We want to be […]