I'm a San Francisco-based entrepreneur, author, and most of all, learner.
As an entrepreneur, I've started and run several ventures. From selling gumballs and pens as a kid, to founding an e-government software company (Comcate) that currently delivers hosted CRM solutions to hundreds of local governments in America, to incubating consumer web properties at Wasabi Ventures. BusinessWeek named me "one of America's best young entrepreneurs" and PoliticsOnline named me "one of the most influential people in the world of internet and politics."
I also write books and articles. My most recent book (with Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh) is The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. In 2012, I coauthored with Reid Hoffman the #1 New York Times bestseller The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career. In 2007 I wrote a book titled My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young Entrepreneur Learned On His Journey Through Silicon Valley. I've also written more than a million words on my blog about current affairs, books, entrepreneurship, careers, and technology, and for a number of other publications.
Most recently, I spent two years as Reid Hoffman's Chief of Staff at LinkedIn and Greylock Partners, where I helped conceive, then built up and ran a new organization to amplify and extend Reid's strategic priorities.