I'm the Co-founder and CEO of The Grommet. We launch undiscovered consumer products. It's also the birthplace of Citizen Commerce. I write about design, cultural anthropology, and start-ups, mostly.

  • A sort of “life story” video

    The small business lending platform Kabbage shot a video with me a year ago. They put a lot of effort into sending a talented crew to Detroit for the filming. Thus I was surprised…

  • A Decade of Discovery

    Grommet launched on October 20, 2008.  If you want to see some of the embarrassing details of our history, check out this lighthearted post.  I’m in a more forward-looking…

    Amazon killed Ibex

    An email from the CEO of a premier US performance apparel brand, Ibex, rocked me today. The company is closing. Outdoor adventurers know the technical benefits…