When the PwC Charitable Foundation invested $1.3 million in the Points of Light Civic Accelerator — the first-ever 12-week incubator combining for-profit and nonprofit social ventures — the Board of Trustees never imagined one of the participants would also be an incoming PwC Advisory associate. During his sophomore year at Cornell, PwC Advisory Associate Zach West, who joined the firm in August, had a poignant conversation with a friend, Karim Abouelnaga. “For me, the recurring question in high school was ‘Where are you going to college?’” said Zach. “At Karim’s... Read The Rest →
As a believer in non-traditional education, I learn a lot outside the classroom. TED has been an amazing resource for this. I selected 10 videos of Silicon Valley experts from TED. 1. Rory Sutherland: Life Lessons from an Ad Man
Apple released iMessage at WWDC in June of 2011. Two years later, Google has failed to release a cross platform messaging product that integrates with SMS. To communicate with everyone, we can’t rely on iMessage, Facebook chat or some other chat platform. SMS is still our go to platform that works with everyone. MightyText is a simple app that accomplishes all of this. How it works Simply put: All of your texts synced to all of your devices seamlessly! By maintaining a connection with Android phone, the MightyText app funnels... Read The Rest →
Innovation can be disruptive or incremental. In the past few decades, the best innovation has disrupted our lives in ways we could not have even fathomed before. New markets have been created along with billions of dollars in value. Telephones replaced the telegraph, Wikipedia replaced volumes of traditional encyclopedias and iPods replaced CDs. These are some of the many life changing products that have revolutionized our daily lives. Many of the products that have been this impactful started with entrepreneurial people thinking small. Knowing this, I sometimes challenge myself to think... Read The Rest →
After spending over a week in Rome, I decided to take an impromptu trip down to Naples for the weekend. Overall, it was a very different experience from the rest of Northern Italy. People, culture, and food was much more unique.
Just some photos from Rome!
Our first stop in Italy was Florence and the surrounding Tuscany area. Overall an amazing time. Shout out to Sari Ugell who was with me on this trip. Day 1: Tuesday Flight + Relaxation We left Ben Gurion Airport at 6:00am local time to arrive at Fiumicino Airport in Rome at 10:00am local time. After arriving in Rome, we took the Leonardo Express train to Rome Termini (about 30 minutes) and from there headed up to Firenze Santa Maria Novella. In Florence we rented an apartment in Firenze Castello, which... Read The Rest →