Hi, my name is Anton Hristov and I created this website to share thoughts, learnings and resources about society and technology. My goal is to explore how we can leverage technology to create new, innovative solutions for some old and important problems around our food, health, energy, education and way of life as both, individuals and society.

Along the way I hope to help inspire people from all over the world to dream big, think long-term and work on solving big-impact problems so we can, collectively, move humanity forward and advance human potential.

I’m an engineer at heart and a business person by trade with a strong passion about technology, innovation, systems engineering and the way we interact with the world around us. My interests are:

Innovation – new product development, product strategy and marketing.

I believe innovation requires close collaboration and communication inside and outside of an organization.

Technology – software development, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

I believe success requires focus and focus requires saying NO to a thousand things, so we can focus on the few things that matter most to us and our family, friends and clients.

Data – analysis and visualization.

I believe data is a beautiful creature, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Design – products, systems and organizations.

I believe we should make beautiful, easy-to-use products that people choose to buy and love to use.

Human behavior – communication, collaboration and negotiation.

I believe we should deliver more than expected to our friends, colleagues, customers and partners.

Entrepreneurship – building successful companies.

I believe an organization should own and control the main technologies and customer experience for its products and participate only in marketers where it can make a significant impact.

Investment – venture capital and value-based investing.

I believe we shouldn’t settle for anything other than excellence in everything we do and we should treat everyone with respect.

In addition to my interests and beliefs I value:

  • Simplicity - beautiful is better than ugly, simple is better than complex.
  • Speed - don’t let perfection get in the way of progress. The sooner you ship, the faster you will learn.
  • Integrity - do the right thing and be equally honest - mentally, physically, spiritually - with yourself and others.
  • Openness - be open to new ideas, beliefs, approaches and always default to transparency.
  • Diversity - be different and celebrate diversity

I hope that you'll find something useful here and join the conversation.