On a beautiful spring morning a few years ago our team was locked in a competitive ultimate frisbee match. With a tied score and only a few minutes left in the game we were playing harder and faster than we had in any other game during the tournament. We got possession and started to drive […]13 tips for making the switch from a consumer to a creator
The difference between you and the creators you follow is simply they are creating while you are consuming. Reading their content, watching their videos, and following their journeys is so inspirational! For years I watched and learned. Paying special attention to each creator and how they built their audience and made the switch from consumer […]Gratitude is a distraction
The last month has been incredibly difficult. Over the summer Hilary and I decided we wanted to have another baby. We’d talked about it for years, going back and forth on whether to stay with two kids or grow our family. At the first appointment the baby was slightly smaller than expected, but everything else […]2018 in review — A year of big risks
2018 was simultaneously one of the most challenging and rewarding years of my life. While many things didn’t go the way I would have hoped they would, I’m proud of the risks we took and how hard we pushed to build the team, company, and world that we want to exist. I’ve also never been […]Can you build a successful startup in 40 hours per week?
A tweet by Justin Jackson started a debate about building a startup on only 40 hours per week. Can it be done? On one side Jason Cohen from WP Engine made the case that you need to put in more time to get a successful startup off the ground. Then, representing the other side, DHH […]We bought a ghost town
I’ve been making a few more startup investments lately, but this summer I made one that I never could have predicted: a town. Back in July my friend Ryan Holiday mentioned an investment opportunity he was getting involved with: an old mining town in California. I’ve long been fascinated by taking money made from internet […]2018 Gift Guide for Creators
There are a handful of products purchased in the last year or two that I’ve really enjoyed. As you’re looking for Christmas gifts this year these are some of my favorites! The list is broken down into three sections: work & tech, personal, and then books. Work & Technology Autonomous standing desk – $299 Standing […]