alchemy : \ˈal-kə-mē\ : a process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.
This is my platform to learn aloud and actively seek criticism on my ideas and projects. This site is the product of the belief that there is an alchemy in everything and it is my goal to try to shed light on the underlying form on a variety of topics ranging from technology, financial markets and sciences. Applying the first principles physics approach to solving problems is especially relevant; questioning everything and boiling ideas down to their fundamental truths is what breeds creation and lends the clarity to ask the right questions.
My goal is to operate at the intersection of finance and technology. I recently left the private equity/venture capital industry to work on a financial technology startup. I am fascinated by the broader macro technology revolution, which I believe we need to redirect and accelerate. Anecdotally taking on these projects allows me the opportunity to broaden my technical skill set by researching topics in which I am passionate about finding answers through different methods.
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“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”
William H. Grass
“’What’s the world’s greatest lie?’ the boy asked. ‘It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.’”
My thoughts on Open Data:
Government and private institutions, after much prodding, have finally done it–and not just in the US. For the first time in history, each individual has the unprecedented access to data provided by global governments and private institutions. This rapid transparency campaign is the new norm and if you are anything like me, you couldn’t be happier. By publicly releasing vast amounts of otherwise stored away data for private consumption, anyone can now work on open source projects together via competitions to help solve the world’s toughest problems.