6 months ago I quit Twitter and a lot has changed since then (which is about right for my life) and, to be honest, it’s been awesome living without Twitter for my own personal use.
But since I view Twitter, like so many other web services, as strictly utilitarian (it was once pretty “cool” and “hip” and very, very personal and intimate… I know, right…) I’m always open to reassessing the said utility and usefulness of such things.
Continue reading Twitter: Don’t Call it a Comeback…
Man, I love this via AVC:
At the end of the day, people are loyal to a leader they believe in. Leading is not managing. Although it is impossible to lead if there is no management. But leading is that special thing. It is charisma, it is strength, it is communication, it is vision, it is listening, it is being there, it is calm, it is connecting, it is trust, faith, and belief. The best founders are great leaders. They may be shitty managers which means they need to find managers to help them. But they are great leaders. One of the things we look for in founders is leadership. If we want to follow them, we believe that others will too.
That’s why it’s okay if the Founder/CEO doesn’t stay the CEO forever.
Continue reading Loyal to the Leader
via Michael Hyatt:
When you are in the business of creating new products, ideas, or technologies, you need to be close to other people who are in your field.
It’s the reason I’ve decided to move out to SFO.
Continue reading Call the Movers
I love this:
Some founders make great CEOs until the end, some don’t. And some (like me) love the first 5 years, first $30-50 million in revenue, leading the first 150 employees but don’t love the role after that point. So sometimes even if you want to stay put (as Reid Hoffman did) – it may make sense to bring on the new CEO that is more experienced and enjoys more the scaling / large growth phase of a startup.
Some have it and some do not. It doesn’t mean that this is a less-than type of thing or that anyone is less valuable or capable, rather, it means that the person knows who they are and how best to serve their organization (and their own ambitions).
Continue reading CEO to the End?
I’ve shared this before, but, this bike is making me motocurious… looks so awesome.
Continue reading Ronin 47
It’s hard to describe or express how thankful I am to Peter, Eric, and Mason for allowing me to journey with them during over the last couple years with The Iron Yard (although I tried).
I have nothing but immense gratitude and am humbled to read this tribute via Eric today.
Continue reading The Pleasure Was All Mine