Entrepreneur Educator, Program Developer, Facilitator

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👋Howdy. I’m Cam.

I’m a 4x founder who builds entrepreneurship and leadership programs.

This site has writing and other projects. My work site is slightly more serious.

Stuff I’ve Built

Actionworks: Education company that builds entrepreneurship and leadership programs for the U.S. Department of State, Intel, the University of Texas, and dozens more.

Minimum Viable Video: Cohort-based course that teaches entrepreneurs and knowledge workers how to make videos to get customers and create opportunities.

(Previously) 3 Day Startup: 10-year CEO journey scaling an entrepreneurship bootcamp to 50 countries.

That time we took Minimum Viable Video to Ecuador.

Personal

  • My partner and I (and her ridiculous cats) split our time between Austin, TX and Savannah, GA
  • Interests: Formula 1, Mexican food, Alvvays, Nolan films, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman’s theory of reality, Longhorn football
  • I write a newsletter with stories and tips on video, entrepreneurship, and shooting your shot
  • I’ve had a hell of a lot easier time building companies than figuring out vulnerability; that came with Personal Boards of Directors
  • I manage a mysterious health condition—maybe you’ll be the one to diagnose it?

Contact

DM me on Twitter or email me at my name at actionworks dot co (not dot com).

Blog


  • Unfakeable Expertise

    Unfakeable Expertise

    A folk singer named Dan Bern played at my college one weekend. For reasons unknown to me—perhaps my school had talked him into it or he just enjoyed teaching—he was also running a songwriting workshop the afternoon of his show. I’d clocked a thousand hours of strumming and penning lyrics in my bedroom so I showed up, thinking I might learn a thing or two.

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  • The Art Of Approaching Strangers: Lessons From Humans Of New York

    The Art Of Approaching Strangers: Lessons From Humans Of New York

    Business and entrepreneurship depend on people. People you work with, people you sell to, people you pitch. This article unpacks what one guy learned forming connections with others by cold-approaching strangers in a famously cold city. As a bonus, I’ve found that talking to strangers is a beautiful counter-response to the arms race for attention that is the ad-driven internet. So let’s learn from a master at the practice.

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  • The time I told my biggest customer to go f*ck themselves

    The time I told my biggest customer to go f*ck themselves

    A story about how breaking formality created stronger connections during a high-profile Brazilian startup program.

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