Cam Houser

Entrepreneur Educator, Program Developer, UTexas Prof

Weekly stories and tips on entrepreneurship, video, and shooting your shot:

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  • A Review of Buildspace’s Nights and Weekends Program 

    A Review of Buildspace’s Nights and Weekends Program 

    TL;DR: If you want to bring an idea into the world, you should do this program…with a few caveats. Thanks to Buildspace, I found myself in the running for $100,000 last week.  I was one of 16 people—whittled down from 7,500—who had a shot. I didn’t win it. But it doesn’t matter. My ROI from […]

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  • Beating Perfectionism Means Striving For Collisions, Not Beauty

    Beating Perfectionism Means Striving For Collisions, Not Beauty

    Tuning forks produce ethereal, harmonically pure musical tones. Musicians use them to tune their instruments. The crystal clear, frequency-perfect note vibration is a precursor to a violinist or cellist producing a dazzling piece of music. But what comes before that gorgeous, sustained ringing of the tuning fork? A big, dumb collision. A gesture devoid of […]

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  • Be Careful What You Carry

    Be Careful What You Carry

    I was sitting on the trunk of my beat up Honda in a nondescript apartment complex parking spot. Waiting for my bass player Monty to hop in my car so we could drive to practice. My amplifier was in the backseat poking out of the open window. The scene was an accurate depiction of life […]

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  • Seeing is Believing? Not According to Donald Hoffman.

    Seeing is Believing? Not According to Donald Hoffman.

    Consider the light blue folder on your computer desktop. You drag that folder to the trash bin icon at the bottom right of your screen.  Your MacBook emits the familiar, satisfying sound of paper getting scrunched into a ball.  That folder is now deleted and hard drive space has freed up. Inside of your computer, […]

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  • The Reversal

    The Reversal

    In the beginning, fathers embarrass their sons. Later, sons embarrass their fathers. And if embarrassing your son is cool, my dad was Miles Davis. For some kids, their dads yell too loud at a soccer game. For others, dad oversteps from chaperoning to moonwalking at the middle school dance. For some, it’s post-workout grunting while […]

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