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Hi. I'm Max. I'm an entrepreneur and writer. I run Stagecoach Ventures, a company that starts companies. This is the way I break it down: I build great content businesses and I build great teams.

I also write The Weekend Reader, a weekly newsletter where I explore 1 big idea in culture each week and recommend five must-read articles on the topic. 

More broadly, to speak and write about "good work": what it is, why it matters, ways to do it.  Good work runs the gamut from finding the work you were called to do, to making a real dent for the good of the world, to learning how to work together in radically more effective ways.

Currently three questions interest me most. 1. How can more people find meaning and purpose in their work? 2. How do we balance technological progress with moral wisdom and human community? 3. How can people build teams and organizations that thrive and do creative work?

I live in New York City with my wife and three children. I occasionally blog at this url. You can follow what's happening with me on twitter or facebook with the links below. 


speaker's bio (you can use this if you're booking me for an event)

Max is an entrepreneur and author. He is the founder of Stagecoach Ventures and author of the The Weekend Reader, a deep thinker's guide to modern culture, and is the Author of Modern Meditations: Reflections from the Mid-Point of the Second Decade of the Twenty-first Century. Max is the founder and CEO of The Lift Seminar - a personal accelerator for entrepreneurs, and a platform for teaching MBAs at the world's top business schools the secrets of massive personal productivity.

 Max co-founded the MBA Oath upon graduating with honors from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009. He co-authored a book of the same title, The MBA Oath (Penguin Portfolio) with Peter Escher in 2010.

Max has spoken at universities, companies, and not-for-profit organizations across the United States and Europe. His work has been profiled by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, NPR's Weekend Edition, and dozens of other media outlets.

Max received an A.B. in History from Princeton University. He began his career at McKinsey & Co. in New York City, followed by work with leading organizations across the for-profit and non-profit world including Google, The Charlie Rose Show, Redeemer Presbyterian Church and, most recently, Bridgewater Associates -- where he served in a number of leadership capacities as a member of the firm's senior management cohort and as director of the firm's Investment Associate leadership program.