Great companies are built on camera
I do this for a living—mostly through building entrepreneurship programs and running my own cohort based course.
Stuff I’ve built:
Minimum Viable Video: The project that I’m most passionate about these days is a cohort-based course that teaches entrepreneurs how to make videos to get customers and create opportunities.
Actionworks: Consultancy building entrepreneurship programs for Apple, the U.S. Department of State, the University of Texas, and dozens more.
Previously: 3 Day Startup: 10-year CEO journey scaling an education company to 50 countries.
- My partner and I (and her ridiculous cats) split our time between Austin, TX and Savannah, GA.
- Interests: Formula 1, Mexican food, Alvvays, coffee, Nolan films, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman’s theory of reality.
- I’ve had a hell of a lot easier time building companies than figuring out vulnerability; that came with Personal Boards of Directors.
- I have a mysterious health condition. Sharing this because I’m out of ideas. Maybe you have some.
DM me on Twitter or email me at my name at actionworks dot co (not dot com).
I took my first office job in 2001 working the customer service desk of a company called Despair, Inc. (Yes, that is an actual company name). Despair had built a nice little business making products that parodied a specific type of motivational posters.
In certain communities of practice (participants in startup accelerators, students in courses, attendees of conferences) something special happens before things get too big. This piece is for people wanting to find—and benefit from—these cohorts. In 2009, some grad students and I started a student group because we were confounded. Why, we wondered, were so few […]