Building companies and being goofy about it

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Background Check

I am greatly interested in building companies. You won’t find my name in many Techcrunch articles though, as I'm mostly a work-in-the-shadows kind of person. Here's my highlight reel: If I'm usually the man behind the curtain, why write a blog?

The Serious Side of Dad Jokes

The people who worked with me at these companies know me as a comedian, sometimes even aloof. “Quit your job immediately if you don’t have fun doing it,” I always tell people, typically when they’re just about to be fired.


I have a problem. I struggle putting myself out there. Half way through a sentence I realize the absurdity of trying to change someone else’s mind. Years of this has led me to slowly lose my ability to crystalize ideas in front of others. Therefore, this blog is really just for me. It’s a big exercise to relearn public influence.

If you tell a joke and no one laughs but you, either the content or the delivery was bad. I know from my career history that I’ve got pretty good content.

But let me tell you, my delivery needs a midwife.