Bill first created his blog of essays in 2010, after moving from San Francisco to Aix-en-Provence, France and settling into a simpler life rich with friends, food, and great wine. These writings are meant to inspire and provoke fellow travellers and big dreamers also unsettled about life – what we do, where we live, and whom we love – and challenge us to ask what really matters, simple as that. Please share these Postcards from a Runaway with friends and family who never stop asking the right questions.
A first collection of Postcards (Essays on Purpose and Our F*cked-up Priorities by One Mad Escapee) was published in 2014 and is currently out of print with the closing of the Vook/Pronoun publishing house. A second collection is being prepared for a 2019 release (knock on wood). All essays are published here first for comment and critique.
Bill has worked in venture capital, investment banking, consulting, and academia (still giving courses at INSEAD and the Sorbonne). He has also been paid to wash dishes, tend bar, pump gas, play loud music, and blow up cool stuff with lasers. All readers passing through Provence are invited to seek Bill out for a drink and exchange of ideas.