New City, New Job, New Horizons
I’ve started 2014 with some substantial life changes: I got engaged in January, moved to New York City on March 1st, and started a new job two days later.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve joined Honest Buildings to lead the product charge. I’m honored to be joining a brilliant team with the backing of a world-class board on disrupting the commercial real estate industry. From the moment I first spoke with Riggs (our CEO), I knew that he was building a transformative company and that this was a rare chance to be a part of something special. In New York City alone, commercial real estate construction spending is supposed to reach $37.3 billion this year, which is a signal of just how massive this opportunity is.
I’m confident that the time is right to blend technology, passion, and know-how to help create a new marketplace that will redefine the way commercial real estate projects get done.
While I’m sad to have left my SpinMedia family and all of my friends in LA, I’m excited to be in NYC working on an amazing project in a great city with good friends.
Here is the panel I participated in from Internet Week NY.
On the Yahoo! Acquisition of Tumblr
I’m always wary of an acquisition where the new parent insists that they’re going to let the acquired company remain separate and autonomous. It seems to indicate that the purchase was a defensive maneuver.
While certainly an understandable position to be in, I do wonder the long-term strategy for integrating Tumblr into Yahoo!. There are certainly opportunities around native advertising and providing reach for the network and a preferred means of content creation. However, I hope this ends better than the Flickr story.
Honestly, the last time Yahoo! bought a social platform for self expression it was Geocities, and we all know how that ended…
Corgi going through the snow: YAY SNOW…. wait… TOO MUCH SNOW, BACK IT UP! BACK IT UP!
So my parents’ dog, Plum, is totally internet famous now :-)