Bye 2007, Hello 2008

This is my favorite blog post from 2007. It’s me talking about being part of the start-up life and the difference between working on a start-up inside a large corporation (relaunching Netscape inside AOL) and starting up something like [[[Mahalo]]] that is new and free from all the rubbish that weighs down big companies.

My start up formula: keeping things free of meaningless rubbish + 110% effort (at the least) + learning quickly from mistakes and moving on + working intelligently + being positive = success.

Several years ago, I made the New Year’s Resolution not to make New Year’s Resolutions any more and it’s the only one I’ve ever managed to keep.

Dear 2008,

You’re the last year in which we’ll have to deal with [[[George W. Bush]]] in the White House. Please keep him from making things any worse during this time. Also, elections are happening during your time, so please do something nice for 2009 and pick the correct next President who will be able to resurrect our failing economy, pull us out of debt, and flip off the war switch, so we can return to being a peaceful land of plenty, rather than the world police.