Bias Toward Action

It would be somewhat of an understatement to say that I have a bias toward action – honestly, I can do no other.

I must form any and all strategy into something tangibly-practical, and the things that stay in the nebulous area of thought are typically forgotten or seen as inferior. Usually both at the same time.

I simply want to do something with what I know and to see something come out of nothing.

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On Fear, Pants, and Vocational Destiny

Theodore Roosevelt once said this:

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.

It’s so true it hurts (get it… get it?!? Okay… too early…).

By the time I left college I had worked for some really large companies and I was looking to continue that trend because it’s really all I knew. The startup world wasn’t even part of the equation nor would it be part of my life for a little while longer.

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The First 365 Days

A few weeks ago I crossed a major milestone with The Iron Yard – I survived a full year as a full-time salaried staff member and I didn’t quit nor did I get fired. So, that’s good.

No, I mean, that’s freaking amazing. Seriously. I am, in many respects, generally unemployable and so to work with such great people in an environment where I am allowed to be myself and, consequently, creating exceptional value for my partners, investors, staff, and customers is incredibly rewarding and satisfying.

Thankfully, I have known Peter and Eric for years so the concept of working with them in this more official capacity wasn’t a foreign concept (we had chatted about this on numerous occasions – timing never worked out though until late last year).

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