On January 6th, 2021, I was ready to step away from working in tech and digital. Not in a contemplative way. I actually started writing my notes for the conversation I planned on having with my business partner. I wasn’t holding big tech entirely responsible for causing the attempted dismantling of American democracy and all the violence leading up to that day, but I could no longer ignore its involvement.

Digital had started feeling dirty to me long before it turned political. For years, I had been witnessing the addictive mechanisms in social media platforms through my friends, family, and…


Dr. Matthew King

Here’s what I don’t think works: An economic system that was founded in the 16th century and another that was founded in the 19th century. I’m tired of this discussion of capitalism and socialism; we live in the 21st century; we need an economic system that has democracy as its underpinnings and an ethical code.
- Michael Moore

Like most life experiences, deep academic work can have dramatically different effects on various personalities. For some, life gets very narrow. A particular area of interest might result in a very myopic worldview and set of experiences. For others, going down the…


One of my fondest childhood memories is that of weekend visits from my grandmother. She only lived 20 minutes away, but having her stay over for the entire weekend was an exceptional treat for my siblings and me. The best part? My sister and I would come into her room early in the morning with a stack of books. We’d get in bed with her and go through each one, relishing every sentence that would be indecipherable to most through her thick Hungarian accent.

Much earlier, before my sister was born and my mother was pregnant with me, my grandmother…


One of my fondest childhood memories is that of weekend visits from my grandmother. She only lived 20 minutes away, but having her stay over for the entire weekend was an exceptional treat for my siblings and I. The best part? My sister and I would come into her room early in the morning with a stack of books. We’d get in bed with her and go through each one, relishing every sentence that would be indecipherable to most through her thick Hungarian accent.

Much earlier, before my sister was born and my mother was pregnant with me, my grandmother…


Mark Eckhardt

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

Seeds have nearly everything within them that they need to survive. It’s not as if the germination process provides any physical feature that the seed did not previously have within it. Germination is just a period of time where a sprout is placed in the proper environment to grow into a spore. From there, the spore, with all the matured material from the seed, develops into a plant. However, the key is to make sure the seed is in the…


If you are one of the country’s most fortunate citizens to have healthcare coverage, then you are also not likely a stranger to mountains of paperwork. Even within the same insurance provider, you will often fill out additional heaps of redundant paperwork when seeing a specialist. If you have children, scale the paper trail proportionality with the number of dependents. …


“Serve Them — A great leader once said, the higher you get in an organization the more it is your duty to serve the people below you rather than having the people below serve you. The key is to serve their growth, their future, their career, and their spirits…” -Jon Gordon Energy Bus

Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Tereasa: although they are all respected as some of the greatest spiritual leaders their M.O. in life wasn’t to receive, but to give. …


Peter Jumrukovski and Living Like a Warrior to Create the Life You Want

What is a warrior? Maybe the first thing that comes to mind is a 300-style Spartan, or a modern-day gladiator inside the Octagon fighting mixed martial arts, or perhaps, most straight forward is an image of our military personnel deep in the trenches. A modern-day warrior can be any of these things and more. Maybe it’s a doctor saving lives or just someone with the determination to get the job done.

To be a warrior doesn’t necessitate any fighting skills or an aptitude for violence. The characteristic…


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. …

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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