just thinking out loud, Uncategorized 0 comments on 30 days to 30

30 days to 30

Well, here we go!

First thing I did was make sure that I’m actually starting the countdown on the right day. Calendars are awful for this. 31-day months. 28-day months. It’s awful.

Anyway, I wanted to start by writing down what the 18-year old me thought that 30 would look like. Maybe 20-year old. But nonetheless, a much younger, and more naive, version.

At 30 years old I was going to:

  • Get married (to Giana)
  • Have founded a company which was ready to IPO or was a clear acquisition target
  • Have moved back to NC after an SFO and NYC adventure
  • Achieved don’t pay for your room status within a hotel chain in Vegas

And the story only gets more interesting from there

New Year Resolutions, Uncategorized 0 comments on Catching up on books

Catching up on books

I’ve had a chance to really dive deep into the book New Year’s resolution because of holiday and a bit of MUNI travel, and so I thought I’d update the world.

1) Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton

Holy smokes the author hates Jack Dorsey. And founding stories are so much more complex than I ever realized. Truly an insane account of an insane company.

2) Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

Politics are nasty, but the people in the game do the craziest things to be liked, electable, and thick skinned. I also think the world does t realize how close to McCain (and by proxy Sarah Palin) were to being elected. It would have been something else.