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 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 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).
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