Hanging out our Shingle

A little bit about what I’ve been working on the past few months. Looking forward to 2014. Happy New Year!


Ongo Works is open for business

The web equivalent of a shingle is a domain, and here at Ongo Works we’ve just hung up ours. We have combined our brain power and our 30+ years of experience to launch a revolution that is poised to help businesses ease the process of online and offline transactions, gain new customers, and…

Ben Pieratt, Blog: Internetland v. Print v. Self

Love this.


Yesterday I announced Internetland v. Print. a solo art show which includes three startups and hundreds of original print works. It started yesterday and will continue through Fall 2014.

You can read more about it on my site.

The list of New Things I’m trying to pull-off is hard to stomach….



Kickstarter and the Economics of Creativity (Full Session) (by AspenInstitute)

Highly recommend watching Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen’s talk with Walter Isaacson. 


She’s Long Gone — The Black Keys (featuring Biggie Smalls)

Turn it up. Way up. 


Ms. Lauryn Hill: It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did...


It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music.

I’ve remained…

The Golden age of eCommerce is ahead of us


“More people are talking online today than yesterday. There is a lot of money to be made in e-commerce and we are a company that is going to do that.” Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal

VCs are abandoning the eCommerce sector at their own peril as I totally agree with Neil and the coming boom in online brands.

Sigur Rós | Untitled #8 (Official Live Video)