About the Blog
This is a personal blog that I started back in 2009. I mostly write about books, business strategy, cognitive/neuroscience, design, marketing and growth, technology, and startups. I also experimented with monthly newsletters.
Why do I blog? To meet like-minded people and improve my writing and design skills.
I’m Max. I help companies grow faster so that they could serve more people.
I’ve had the most success with product marketing, growth marketing, and demand generation — also known as performance marketing. I currently run product and customer marketing at a SaaS Startup in San Francisco.
Before: Adobe, Mozilla, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. I have entrepreneurial experience too, mostly in the consumer internet space. I’ve earned an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
I’m a techno-optimist who believes in the power of meaningful innovative products to solve real-world problems. I’m particularly interested in software solutions that are applied to problems in these spaces: education and learning, productivity, creativity, professional growth, social impact, and health and fitness.
I’m originally from Russia. I moved and fell in love with the SF Bay Area in 2013. When not working, I enjoy learning new things, training, reading, traveling, spending quality time with my wife and friends, and occasionally writing for this blog.
Here are some things I find interesting or enjoy: cognitive science, cosmopolitanism, entrepreneurship, future, life extension, hybrid training, lifelong-learning, meditation, music, neuroplasticity, neuroscience, product development, and technology.
Email is the best way to contact me: email@example.com.