Modern expectations of responsiveness and availability are devastasting to our ability to focus deeply. They're incompatible with solving hard problems and building strong teams, and they make it difficult to live an intentional, considered life.


I respond to most of the email I receive, but my response times vary widely. Please know that my potentially lengthy response time isn't about you. It's about the fact that I take my ability to focus deeply on the 1 or 2 most important projects I'm working on very seriously, and being good at email generally isn't part of that job.

Messages (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)

Please email me instead.

Phone Calls

I generally avoid scheduling calls that aren't essential to my current projects. Please don't call me unless we have a scheduled call.


While I love working with great people in person, I avoid all forms of "networking" that aren't directly accretive to my current projects.