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I do not actually own the original of this frog doodle rendered in green-colored Sharpie on matte 8…


Entrepreneurship is as embedded into the idea of America as life, liberty, and Big Macs. It is an expression of the country’s ideals, like prosperity and access to upward social mobility. A beacon of hope, the US represented a haven for those seeking freedom to take ownership of their lives, whether religious or economic freedom. In many ways, entrepreneurship is a tangible manifestation of those same ideas.

Entrepreneurship is also integral to the development of society. New businesses drive innovation and are necessary to the evolution of society. From the industrial revolution to the technological revolution, entrepreneurs were fueled by…


“One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.” — Bertrand Russell

It is reasonable to assume that the emergence of technology would lend itself to increasing expertise in our society. The easier it is to access information, the more informed and educated society becomes, right? While tech has the power to do this, we haven’t realized its full potential so far. …


It was once thought that what set humans apart from other animals was our ability to speak and communicate. However, the more scientists study animals, the more they realize that humans are not alone in our ability to communicate with each other. Prairie Dogs have a complex set of calls that allow them to warn each other when a predator is approaching and if it may be a coyote or a hawk. Bees perform an intricate dance to communicate the direction and distance to a nearby source of pollen. …


It is incredible to me we are still having this conversation. A century after the 19th Amendment, and sixty years after the second wave of feminism, our education system still favors the encouragement of boys for a science and math curriculum, which then perpetuates the incumbent gender in male-dominated tech and science careers. The barriers young women face in early education around STEM has gotten better over time, but is still an issue which needs serious attention.

Sandy Marshall, CEO and founder of the nonprofit Project Scientist, is looking to change this trend at a time when it matters most…


For anyone who has had a revelation, they’ll probably recount that it involved a particular success or even failure, or maybe it involved some wise words from someone with many years of experience. For Tian Mu, an entrepreneur, video game designer, and philanthropist, one of the biggest turning points of his life involved a cereal box full of insects.

When Tian first founded Naked Sky Entertainment in 2002, he was living with his business partners in Sherman Oaks, California, and needed a few part-time jobs to sustain himself. He calls it a period of being a “starving entrepreneur” where he’d…


In 1988, I remember watching the movie “Big” with Tom Hanks. If you have not seen it and had plans to excavate 80’s comedies, then I offer this Spoiler Alert: The film is about a kid who is magically transformed into an adult by an old school fortune-telling arcade game, but is still a twelve-year-old on the inside. Watching this as a kid around the same age as the lead character made a couple of strong impressions. The first was that I’m pretty sure Tom Hanks’ character had sex with an adult woman in the movie, which at the time…


My disdain for social media began long before the atrocities we all witnessed at the nation’s capitol on January 6th. It even began before Facebook had a viable ad platform, later to be fueled by misinformation and enragement. Years back, my early disheartening observations were mostly around this new phenomenon of virtual relationships replacing in-person ones. Users began to frantically collect friends and followers like a hunter might mount elk heads on their study walls. And even though these users might have been privy to what their “friends” had eaten for lunch or who had most recently vacationed in Mexico…


“People have no respect for impermanence. We take no delight in it; in fact, we despair of it. We regard it as pain. We try to resist it by making things that will last — forever, we say — things that we don’t have to wash, things that we don’t have to iron. Somehow, in the process of trying to deny that things are always changing, we lose our sense of the sacredness of life. We tend to forget that we are part of the natural scheme of things.”

— Pema Chödrön

Many moons ago, I was considering a tattoo…


Some believe life is a game. Quite literally. Elon Musk was quoted as saying the chances of us not being in a simulation were billions to one. Scientific American has since published articles stating that the chances are 50/50, and most recently published a piece two days ago titled “Confirmed! We Live in a Simulation.”

Others see life as a game in a more philosophical, and even spiritual way. For Aaron LeMay, his worldview was formed as a child, while watching a small cluster of pixels bounce between the Atari Pong paddles that he and his father were controlling. He…

Elijah Szasz

Elijah runs a LA/SLC creative agency focused on the good side of technology. He’s also a mediocre athlete, father, and entrepreneur. https://www.spark6.com/

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