Life seems chaotic for a reason. It is chaotic. Want to do a start up? Just know what you’re in for. Off to do a panel with Paypal, and then another one with Andrew Warner at DC Week. Every day is something new.
// written at some point between after returning from London and traversing through Chicago Ideas Week and whatever is next // Today isn’t so different from any other day. I woke up in a bed that isn’t mine in a town I don’t live in. I woke up to the sound of my iPhone chiming… Continue reading So uh. Why are you doing this?
I originally saw this posted on SPN quite some time ago but the information within it is incredibly relevant. Great talk from Naval.
We are whoever we become. Obviously. Some folks have a master plan while some of us just turn into the people we are. I’m not sure I know which is better, but I know I’ve had no master plan. In retrospect I think you can easily claim to have had an idea what you would… Continue reading / influence
// This is really just a rant. Originally written in November of 2010. // Toxic environments for builders is something I don’t see talked about much. We are constantly discussing what we should have as communities, eco-systems, co-founders, and companies but not really being honest about what we should avoid. Toxic people, companies, and environments… Continue reading environmental toxicity
// Written while flying from SF to Omaha. Going from Finovate to Big Omaha. I havenât had a full night sleep in what feels like a while. Â I havenât been in my own home for a month or so. Iâm not sure I really care because whatever high Iâm onâ¦ I like it. // I… Continue reading / i don’t know much
Since Dwolla started showing up more placed I started to get a lot of pitches via e-mail. I’m flattered that I get them and I actually do want to help. I’m not investing in other projects right now so a lot of this stuff is really just people looking and asking for this: Guide me… Continue reading the e-mail pitch
Written while flying back from SXSW. Sitting next to some lady on a plane whose son is starting a payments company. It was strange. She didn’t know about Dwolla. I told her about it. Things like deal flow and relationships don’t really mean much to anyone until they’ve been exposed to it. Here lately I… Continue reading / deal flow & sxsw
Originally written sometime after Dec 1st before Jan 1st. I got slammed and have not been able to devote the time to getting the list out. When the holidays hit I’m hoping that gives me some breathing room. I’ve gotten a lot of kick back from local angels about their names being on the list.… Continue reading / the firehose. how i screwed up.