I’m an entrepreneur based in San Francisco, and I started this blog to explore how to thrive in the always now, instant feedback, data streaming, 140 character world we all live in, mostly writing about our relationship with technology, behavioral science and performance improvement.
I’ve been developing tools that use technology to help improve our health and wellness for nearly 20 years including bootstrapping a profitable startup that has helped millions of people live longer, healthier and happier lives. As CEO, I led the company’s launch of several web properties including LocateADoc.com, named Best Medical Website by the Web Marketing Association and have worked with Fortune 500 companies to integrate and market their solutions for small and medium private medical practices, clinics and hospitals. I also currently serve as Treasurer on the Board of HIV / AIDS non-profit, Project Inform.
I practice mindfulness meditation and have been on several Wisdom 2.0 hosted retreats including the one featured on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper highlighting the health benefits of the awareness practice.
I’m fascinated with personal data tracking and the power of habit formation in a future of ubiquitous computing that is becoming possible through mobile and wearable devices. I’ve been using data to measure and improve my health and performance since my collegiate days as a Division I Track and Field athlete (clocking a 1:52 half mile). I now enjoy meeting people on the same data-driven human performance pursuit with the Bay Area Quantified Self and Performance Improvement communities.
My speaking highlights include presentations at SXSW, Quantified Self Conference, TEDActive, and Health 2.0, and I’m available to speak or guest blog on all the subjects I write about here.