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Personal Growth

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Be yourself and work as hard as you can to bring wonderful things into the world. Figure out how you want to contribute and do that, in your own way, on your own terms, as hard as you can, as much as you can, as long as you can.

John Lilly on Steve Jobs

Our Sophomore Year As Entrepreneurs

September 30th was Select Start’s second full year as a business.  Speaking for myself, Josh, and Tariq, it has been the most stressful but rewarding thing we’ve ever experienced. In October of 2010, we had just convinced (duped?) our fifth employee to join the family.  Revenues were modest and runway was always an issue.  We […]

Your Brain On Recruiting

A friend received a letter from a company recruiting for Amazon.  It’s a thing of beauty, really.  Let’s look at “your brain on recruiting”. My name is [REDACTED]; I am a Partner with [REDACTED], a new firm that partners with early stage startups and leading companies that are at the forefront of disruptive technologies. We’ve […]

He Cannot Do It Alone

Things have been going well lately.  My company is growing, another is starting, and I work with most of my best friends.  We’re at the inflection point every startup hopes they hit.  It’s the difference between a small five-person company and a renowned studio like Teehan+Lax or Big Spaceship. I was looking through my safe for my passport and was reminded […]

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