After nearly 14 years at Google, I’ll be leaving to found a startup. Essentially I’d like to explore the world of specialty coffee and its intersection with the wild west of blockchain technology. At Google they encouraged us to embrace ambiguity so I think this will fit the bill.

I’ll be in research mode for the next few months. One thing I’m already finding is that industry experts in the coffee world are very generous with their knowledge and enthusiasm!

Timmins makes a mean Sushi Bagel at The Wandering Bagel in Rincón, Puerto Rico.

Food trucks and carts enjoyed a renaissance after the 2008 financial crisis. During that time, some of the chefs that lost their restaurants made their operations mobile¹, bringing bougie food to the streets. Will we see a similar boom in 2021?

Timmins (pictured above) is a former sushi chef. He…

Finding spot “X”. (Image by Pam Anderson)

Baseball players decide which pitches to swing at. If the ball is outside the strike zone, it’s generally better not to swing.

Imagine that the ocean is similarly sending you “pitches” as waves. Paddle for one outside the “strike zone” and you’re unlikely to get a good ride.

What kind…

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