Being a successful entrepreneur means going through a process of becoming one. No one is born a successful entrepreneur. We all start out from zero. The men and women who “make it” put themselves through the process of becoming a leader of a company, capable of creating value and generating wealth. That’s a personal process [...]
Shots from Big Sur, camping on the beach in Jalama, and tons of the Pacific Ocean. I made the completely video with a new iPhone app, Montaj, which is like Vine plus extensive editing capabilities. It’s amazing what you can do with your phone and 5-second clips.
There are two kinds of tech people in the world. Tech people who should live in Austin, and tech people who should live in San Francisco. (Yes, LA and Seattle and New York, I’m leaving you out of this discussion. Bloggers don’t seem quite as hell-bent on making comparisons between you guys and SF.) (Also, [...]
Just a picture on this Friday afternoon to share with you all. I hope you’re doing exceedingly well. When I bought the convertible last year, I had just gotten out of a very serious, long-term relationship. I didn’t yet know that I would be moving to California within a year, or how my life was [...]
This morning I woke up in Vegas ready to fly home from a conference only to discover on Twitter that Jason Cohen, the founder of WP Engine, had written about me on his blog, blog.asmartbear.com. The title of the post is, “Austin in San Francisco,” but the post is about his belief that startup companies [...]
Mikey Trafton is the founder of Blue Fish Development Group, Fire Ant Software, an original investor in the Alamo Drafthouse, and mentors several Capital Factory startups. When Mikey and I met in 2012, he told me a few stories that distilled his motivation for entrepreneurship down into radically discrete elements that are so simple for us to apply in our [...]