In order to build conviction, we rely on founders to tell us a compelling story, almost always in the form of slides. We’ve funded companies almost entirely because of the quality of their seed decks. Poor deck? We’ll likely pass on the opportunity.
Never play to the gallery. Never work for other people in what you do. Always remember that the reason you initially started working was there was something inside yourself that, if you could manifest it, you felt you would understand more about yourself. I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations.
…n expert in cryptocurrency or technical, and the team that I would be working on was quite diverse. As a designer, I even found it beneficial in some ways not to be an expert, because I could more easily empathize with many of Coinbase Consumer’s core users, who are new to cryptocurrency. Blockchain is a complex space with countless ambiguous design challenges. But it’s also incredibly …
- someone who is comfortable with himself, and never feels the need to pretend to feel accepted - someone who has the mindset & discipline to achieve whatever I set my mind to - someone who picks worthwhile things to set his mind to - someone who makes each day count, instead of just going through the motions - someone who is a master of meaning (placing an empowering meaning on everything that life throws my way) - someone whos story, actions, & ideas inspire thousands of people everyday to better themselves.
influencer will eventually be targeted by a …just try to build a legion of fans and then figure out how to monetize their following. Either way, every major online vertical that is dominated by some type of influencer will eventually be targeted by a digital celebrity.