Dustin Farivar

Connector, Storyteller, Entrepreneur - #LivintheDream - www.DustinFarivar.com


Build for Forever, not for Acquire


Today I spent two hours watching a commercial, with mini breaks of watching more commercials. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is one of the very…


Teams Matter more than Term Sheets


Take a look at the headlines you will see this week in the tech and business community. How many of them talked about raising new rounds of capital? How…


The American Dream

Alive and Well


A couple months ago I was asked to speak on a panel with some fellow entrepreneurs about the American Dream. Before us was the question…


Capturing Imagination Requires Attention


In 1919 the man above was eighteen-year-old animator working for a local art studio in Kansas City. He went on to create comic strips, cartoons…


Build for Forever, not for Acquire


Today I spent two hours watching a commercial, with mini breaks of watching more commercials. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is one of the very…


Novice > Novel


It is more important to do simple things well than create “ground breaking” innovation. I see many entreprenurs and startups spending their time spinning wheels to create…


Pay Attention


I get asked a lot by friends and colleagues - how to “get” certain opportunities, build certain relationships, or be in proximity with people that the admire. For the longest time…


Fundamentals Beat Fancy Tools


If you know how to swim, you don’t need to build a boat.

This is one of my favorite photos. It captures a moment at the end of a race that…


Is…


Several years ago one of my mentors told me something I have never forgotten:

Learning is the discovery of self and your relationship with your environment and teaching is the facilitation of that process. - R.B.

Dear the Five NYC Taxi Drivers who Refused My Fare While I was Standing in the Rain, 


Dear the Five NYC Taxi’s who Refused My Fare While I was Standing in the Rain,


Concretize, don’t Compromise 


Every startup founder I know, especially the first timers begin the same way, an idea that they believe can change the world.