Investing. Global Capital Markets. Finance. Stocks and Bonds. What meaning comes to mind when you consider these words and phrases? If you're anything like me, the brain instantly thinks of one thing, and one thing only: $$$. For most of us, it's a simple equation -- money goes in, we wait, and after a while, (hopefully) more money comes out. There's not a whole lot, if any, emphasis on what happens in-between. In a lot of ways, finance is thought of much like the late Andy Grove's "Black Box" model of production process: There's an input (money), some kind of labor…

Truly successful businesses and technologies should not only be judged on the economic value they create, but also by how they attack (and ultimately defeat) our world's most menacing problems plaguing humanity today. Conventional wisdom tells us that businesses exist simply to maximize profits for its shareholders, an idea born from the capitalistic roots of our society. And, of course, without profit businesses simply could not exist, let alone grow and prosper. However, too narrow of a focus on this understanding of the role of business in society has paved the way for much of the shortsighted, many times individualistic…

Hey there! Welcome to my blog. I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts on technology and startups with all of you. Who I am I'm Jeff, a startup technologist without the B.S. I care about building things that bring legitamite good to the world, nothing more and nothing less. I recently moved to SF to work as an engineer for Spark, an open source OS for the internet of things. Before Spark I was a technology consultant for Deloitte Digital and graduate of Northwestern University. What this blog will be There's a million technology/startup blogs out there, I…