I decided that instead of reading another Fast Company article evangelizing about the next Facebook (or ValleyWag making fun of the next Zuckerberg) I would put my foot in the door and make my mark on this ever-influential corner of the economy. I joined the Startup Institute because I believe it will give me the hard skills I need to succeed.
I've held jobs ranging from challenging to child's-play, interesting to inane, but each job held a common thread: I was always selling something. Whether it's up-selling apparel to middle America or selling a campaign platform, I've always enjoyed telling that story. I don't mind being the loudest person in the room but I've never had much passion for what I was selling. I want to play an integral role in telling the story and nurturing the development of a young startup.
Currently I'm very interested in the emerging "Internet of Things," education technology, and self-improvement apps and would be ecstatic about entering any number of other sectors that make a difference.
Mint - So I can save up for my next euro-trip
My Fitness Pal - So I can look good in my Speedo
8 Tracks - So I can shake my groove thing
Circa - So I can easily digest the civil unrest du jour
Readability - So I can read long-form journalism while on the T
Instagram - So I can see what my friends ate for lunch
Knowing the name of the guy who does the voice-over in that car commercial
1st place, Cory Matthews look-a-like contest, 2006
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