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 email newsletters.

Why do I blog? To get better at writing (and thinking) and to meet like-minded people.

Professional Background

I’m Max. I’m a tech founder. We’re building a team-based and culture-centric talent acquisition platform.

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, productivity, collaboration, recruiting and professional growth, social impact, health, and fitness.

In the past, I helped tech companies grow faster via new product launches and marketing. I was at PandaDoc (a Series-B SaaS startup in San Francisco), Adobe, Mozilla, and HP. I’ve also earned an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.


I’m interested in: product development, technology, music, economics, life extension, future, cognitive science, neuroscience, and mindfulness.

I believe in: entrepreneurship, lifelong learning, neuroplasticity, progress, innovation, and cosmopolitanism.

I enjoy: working on meaningful projects, exercising, reading, and having deep conversations and laughing out loud with friends.

I’m originally from Russia. I moved to and fell in love with the SF Bay Area in 2013. 

Say Hi

Email is the best way to reach me: max2c.com@gmail.com.


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