The Brainstorming Roadblock

by Adam on November 14, 2013

I’ve recently been enamored of Medium, a new content initiative founded by Evan Williams of Twitter fame (among other things). I’ve started spending time each week perusing articles, oftentimes finding really well-written and thoughtful content that informs both my business and personal life. So, it was with a special feeling of affection (perhaps because it’s […]


10 Tips for Food Entrepreneurs

by Adam on October 3, 2013

I was honored to recently participate as a contributing writer to Local Food Labs “Start Something Local” initiative, an innovative platform to help food entrepreneurs launch their new products with the help of a dedicated network of professionals with expertise in the food industry. As an investor in the food and foodtech space, the good […]


Internet Week Food + Tech

by Adam on May 27, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a food + tech investment panel during Internet Week, which featured a look at the fundraising space from both sides of the table. Led by Brita Rosenheim of Rosenheim Advisors, the panel explored the opportunities around finding strategic investors, navigating the pitfalls of raising the first […]


Losing Your Waze

by Adam on May 12, 2013

While this post coincides somewhat nicely with the rumors circling that Facebook may be in talks to acquire the popular social traffic mapping app, Waze, it’s both a coincidence and a departure from that aspect of the tech media reporting. My interest in the company is far more fundamental and wasn’t quite apparent to me […]


As part of a semi-recurring series on the state of food + tech, I’m interested in following trends around specific companies that are cropping up in the space. One of the big things I’ve noticed in this arena is that oftentimes, where there is one startup, there are many. In looking at the breadth of […]


Crafting Content for a Young (New) Writer

by Adam on April 10, 2013

I was attending the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Conference this past weekend in San Francisco. The organization itself is a “big tent” in the culinary world, engaging food writers, authors, media, publishers, agents, bloggers, and to some extent, chefs. Each year, the annual conference has a particular theme…appropriately, this year’s was “Dirt to […]

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Amazon Acquires Goodreads

by Adam on April 1, 2013

I’m a bit late covering the recent news of Amazon’s acquisition of GoodReads, but I feel like it’s something we’ll be talking about for days to come, so I don’t feel all that bad. For those of you who missed out, here is the news from a more official source: What fun! So Amazon […]


SXSW, Anyone?

by Adam on March 4, 2013

In a few days time, South-by-Southwest 2013 (SXSW) will be in full swing. The conference, if I can even call it that, starts off with Interactive, and moves into Film and Music later in the week. Interactive is a fascinating mix of programming on entrepreneurial innovation, digital platform development, emerging technologies, the start-up ecosystem (and […]


The Copyright Bubble

by Adam on February 28, 2013

As a cookbook publisher (or perhaps more accurately, a recipe content publisher) there are so many pressures that our business model faces. From the free online content, to self-publishing, to the rise of cheap ebooks and the pressure that puts on existing print prices, there are plenty of problems our industry faces that need to […]