Interview with Unretrofied's Chris Gonzales

Chris Gonzales was kind enough to feature me as the final installment of his current interview series on his (truly brilliant) site, Unretrofied . 

During our time, Chris and I delved into my background — a topic I've traditionally been rather reticent to discuss — Need, Bionic, contemporary writing, monetizing content, Google Glass, and so forth. 

It was a far-reaching, lengthy, and highly-topical interview. Certainly the most detailed I've ever been when discussing various matters relating to my personal and professional lives. 

The piece is certainly not short, but it should shed far more light on my particular stances, beliefs, and philosophies — when it comes to our industry — than ever before.

Beyond the interview, I encourage you to spend some time reading through Chris' work. He's a phenomenal and wonderfully thoughtful writer who's only just beginning to get off the ground. (You'll also find his work on Shawn Blanc's consumer curation publication, Tools & Toys .)

For those who're in need of a columnist, writer, or other such personality, I highly recommend taking a look at Chris' work. And I say that with the full gravity such a statement and endorsement warrants.

His voice and candor is precisely the sort we need more of in this community and I sincerely believe he will be moving to the forefront of it in the (relatively) near future. 

To the topic at hand, if you enjoy self-indulgent verbosity and some general thoughts regarding the industry, you can read my interview with Chris on Unretrofied .

If you want to reach out for clarifications or to learn more, you can find me on Twitter


15 Minutes With Matt Alexander

Alex Arena

What's behind creating a startup in the earliest stages? On this week's discussion with Matt Alexander of Need, we discuss the process of taking something from the seeds of an idea to assembling a near-finished product with the help of investors and a killer group of advisors.

It was a pleasure to join Alex Arena on his concise podcast, '15 Minutes With...'

On the show, we discussed my recent tease of my upcoming company, Need, and what it took to make the jump into the world of startups. 

As I continue to mention, I cannot wait to share more with you over the coming months. Need is an extremely exciting project and it's going to feel fantastic to be able to finally reveal what I've been working on — in its entirety.

15 Minutes with Matt Alexander is available from Que Broadcasting.