Today is Yom Kippur. For me that means a lot of repenting. 😬 So I gotta ask… Will you forgive me for any boring emails, any podcast editing errors, an…
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CEO profiles from the ~400 Seattle companies tracked
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Updated spreadsheet and hiring trends
I’ve come to love Andy Raskin’s framework around “undeniable shifts.” Here’s a quick deck I presented at UW about it. It’s a great tool for positioning…
In my first startup, I didn’t get the basics. On top of that we didn’t have the right ingredients in the founding team. Good people. Good intentions. B…
On Tuesday, I left my job at Drift. The backstory: In 2016, I joined Siftrock as co-founder & CEO. With $0 in funding, we build a nice cash positive bu…
Drift has this principle: “Innovate, don't invent.” Convoy has a similar value. Grant Goodale (co-founder) explained how they “innovate deliberately.” …
I have two kids. 7 and 5. They start conversations like this… Kid: Why is there traffic? Me: Because it’s 4:47pm in a highly populated area. Kid: Why d…
I often think back to the moment I left my nice management consulting job to do a startup in 2008 (the one that painfully shutdown ~2 years later). I d…
This week I started a fun new project called Peer Signal. It won’t take up space here, but I’d appreciate your help sharing if you think it’s interesti…