(I’m back from Kelowna, BC… more on that later. Hello, from Ashburn, VA today!)
Founders, please read this — I wish someone had called me out for making these same mistakes years ago. Focus on sales and product. Be honest with yourself and others when you’re deviating from those two things.
Two things make me happy about this:
- The concepts are applicable in your personal and professional life. Win-win, y’all.
- The author gives a shout out to Ben Congleton from Olark and he’s from Virginia, like me. VIRGINIA (FOUNDERS) FTW.
This guy bought himself a Lamborghini but, instead of doing what ever “normal” supercar owners do, he bought a Batman costume (that might even be better than the one in the movies) and made sick kids smile. I’ve never met him but he was a real hero and the world is a little bit emptier for having lost him. RIP Batman.
The Irish Corporation FTW.
This is obvious advice. Then again, going to the gym or saving money seem like obvious advice too.
If you had asked me about my thoughts on company culture about five years ago, I would have laughed and told you to go away. Today I realize just how important it is to a company’s success. Add this to the things-I-wish-I-knew-years-ago list.
My favorite part: “Life is just a series of moments, and it’s amazing how many of them we miss, rush past, or disrupt because our minds are elsewhere, anticipating the future or dwelling on the past. But a moment of joy or connection is its own justification, not a means to an end. Play can just be fun. Fart jokes can just be funny. Daydreaming and wasted time don’t have to be framed as developmental tools; they’re just nice.”
I used my iPad Mini to read books for a little while but have used nothing but my iPhone 6+ more recently. Actually, now that I think about it: I haven’t used my iPad Mini for anything in the last few months. Maybe it’s time to sell it.
This is badass. Depending on your own views, hacking politics is either amazing or depressing.
Fact: Interstellar is one of my favorite movies ever. I may or may not have watched in at least 10 times this year.
Kelowna, BC this week.
Suffice it to say, it was fun and full of smart people. Also, I learned to wake surf — you’ll find the video in those tweets.
I’ve spent the majority of the last 3 weeks on the road and it’s time for a bit of a break. It’ll be nice to be in one timezone for at least the next 2 weeks.
Anything interesting happening in your neck of the woods?
Apple Watch Week 4
I’m still not impressed with Siri. When it works, it’s OK. When it doesn’t, it fails spectacularly. Ask me about how I used Siri to say something about logistics and Siri decided to “autocorrect” my text to indicate that the recipient was a whore. (face palm)
If you made it all the way down here, I want to hear from you. What else can I be doing to make this more useful for you? How would you feel about being able to access me, my successful friends, advisors and confidants via a private Slack channel just for members of my email list?
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Don’t forget to tell me your thoughts on a private community of fellow #resultsjunkies. 🙂