After much reflection and research, I’ve decided to move to Norway. If you know anyone looking for analytics professionals in or near Bergen, let me know!
Yesterday was my last day involved in the day-to-day functioning of AdaptRM. I’ve learned a lot in the last few years, and will stay available as an advisor. Time for new adventures!
Music in my head I’m one of those people who have songs in their head over 20% of the time. It’s rarely a conscious choice. Most often they’re triggered by conversations, because my head is an distracting little lyrics repository. They can be obvious triggers like “I hurt myself today” (which is a terrible time to share Read more about Waking songs[…]
Chucking everything you know to become an entrepreneur is anywhere from exhilarating to depressing depending on the moment—and it fluctuates quite a bit. Today I’m going to talk about one of the hardest parts: friends and family. In The Before Time… I’m a reasonably social person who enjoys a lot of activities. Before I became an Read more about The fluctuating social lives of startup founders[…]
There are more things in my to-do list, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. This was my thought as I reached midday today. Yesterday’s accomplishments are about a page long, and today’s are rapidly approaching a similar length. But as we’re prepping for the LAUNCH competition (at the Santa Monica pier next Read more about There are more things….[…]
As we ramp up the number of invitations, we’re getting more and more feedback from customers. I’ve been very happy with it! Bug reports As you expect with an Alpha release, a lot of it is “This piece isn’t working quite right in this case”. My Alpha users have been fantastic about the level of Read more about The best kinds of feedback[…]
Until a couple months before the Alpha release, on most days I picked 2-4 from a platter of about 8 largish tasks that could further my project significantly. I had the luxury of picking the types of tasks I wanted to focus on that day. Shortly before Alpha release, and through the Alpha, I have not had that Read more about What does a startup CTO do during Alpha release?[…]
My second least favorite hat to wear as a startup cofounder? Nag. I’m constantly having to ping and re-ping people about this, that, and the other thing. I find myself expending a fair amount of creativity coming up with “reasons” to ping. A tiny piece of new information or an inconsequential question that’s tangentially related to Read more about Least favorite hats[…]
Last week I had a day when I received major deliveries from 4 different contractors. I knew immediately that I wouldn’t be making any progress on my own to-do list, but obviously it was great progress for my product. Today I have no deliveries to review (though I received a pre-approved final delivery on one Read more about Progress[…]
It’s been a busy week! The latest exciting news is that last night we signed on our first contractor with an indefinite termination date. She’s part-time and remote, but I’m super-excited to be working with someone who may be around as long as I will!