Entrepreneur / Mayor of the Internet
Writers have books, painters have paintings. My art comes in the form of internet experiments. Some fail, some succeed. The latter are the ones you'll find below. I spend my days growing CentUp
Items below are ordered based on most active to least active. Sorta.
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Headlines Against Humanity
A parody of Cards Against Humanity that’s a commentary on the state of media. Created by the team at CentUp, HaH went viral almost immediately (and perhaps ironically) as soon as it launched.
Crafted in Chicago
A simple directory of technology and design companies making beautiful things in the Windy City. CIC is an ongoing and growing directory with casual interviews with Chicago-based founders.
Global Shapers - Chicago
A network of hubs under the umbrella of the World Economic Forum. Each hub is led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievement, and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.
A global collaborative storytelling project that ran every single day from January 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2012 with a new person sharing their account of their own day & experience.
A live action game played with a pocket notebook, biodegradable stickers, instagram, and your legs. Each game is unique to you. Cartegram is currently being launched via a Kickstarter campaign. Get your discounted Season 1 here.
I was an early adopter of the Squarespace platform. For people like me, who don't have a deep understanding of programming, it's a perfect tool for building beautiful websites. I teach others to do the same.
Top influencers from different industries make themselves available for paid office hours every month. I'm one of them. In exchange for my time, people receiving a consultation make a donation to charity (I'm raising money for Pencils of Promise).
Second City Writing Program
In 2011 I went through six semesters of comedy writing with Chicago's famous Second City school. I earned an honorary degree and the classes culminated with my fellow classmates putting on a sketch revue called "Bea's Knees."
On February 29th, 2012 I turned myself into an internet meme to propose to my wife Katie. I had help from lots of friends and half of the internet. Huffington Post labeled it as 1 of the 10 best proposals of all time. Most importantly, she said yes.
Connect With Me
My Small Batch Email Newsletter
This is where I share thoughts that I don't want to post publicly. Lots of opinion, cursing, and love.