Growing up, I never wrote. The first time I wrote anything of substance wasn’t until I was 22 years old. I was at a hotel in Costa Rica. My best friend in the world had passed away just a few months prior, and I took off on a backpacking trip trying to find something. What it was, I didn’t know, but I knew I had to go searching for it.
Remember all the times you had a crush on a girl but couldn’t do anything about it. Have you ever made things awkward with a girl you wanted? Remember trying to talk to her. Anxious for her attention but you had no idea what to do. Think about all the fantasies you’ve had about women ...
John R. Meeseposted"I genuinely believe that how we’re set up will be very normal in a few years."
I wouldn't be surprised if he's right. It's interesting to think of how different the world will be when distributed teams are the norm.
Buffer is a fully distributed team. It’s a decision I had to make at the end of 2012, and it’s interesting to reflect on that decision now. I am happy to report that I am in love with the choice we made to be distributed all across the world. When I say we’re a distributed [...]
People tend to assume that you need huge amounts of money to start a business. At a pitching event a week or so ago, where a prize of £5,000 ($8,520) was up for grabs, I overheard a journalist say: “What’s the point? What can you do with five thousand pounds?” Depending on [...]
In the startup world we are constantly experimenting. Our tolerance for risk is an 11 on a scale from 1 - 10. Last week one of our authors at FG Press bumped into what happens when you push the boundaries of Corporate America.
I invariably started down this startup-investing path a few years ago. I had helped folks out before, but it was more Kickstarter than investor. I started looking at startups more and more as a serious investment. I foolishly made my first investment without even a rudimentary understanding of the mechanics, but I quickly filled in the gaps by talking to other investors, reading blogs, and joining angel groups. Now equipped with both knowledge and experience, I can unequivocally state that I know not that much more now from when I started. Investing in startups is inherently frustrating. The volatility, the…