Checking out the new MIT Sloan building at 100 Main St.

My mentor, the one and only Prof. Ed Roberts from MIT is being profiled for Entrepreneur magazine.  I was interviewed to provide some color in terms of how much of an impact he’s made in my life and in the life of Visible Measures.  

Ed has mentored, invested in, co-founded, or run more than 50 companies, and he is known by people at MIT as one of the true “godfathers” of entrepreneurship.  He has literally written the books on the subject, co-founded the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, and has been doing his thing since the late 1960’s.  He is the man!!!

Today, we did a photoshoot for the magazine in the new MIT Sloan School of Management building.  It is beautiful!!  Go Sloan!  

It was so great to see Ed walking around this building that he helped to create.  

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“Never save anything for the swim back”

I read this blog post on my friend’s startup called Yana.

In it, the author talks about his thoughts on how to really push himself running.

One section is entitled “Never save anything for the swim back” – it talks about how in the movie Gattaca, Ethan Hawk’s character is able to beat his genetically-superior brother at a race.  His brother asks him, “How are you doing this?” to which Ethan’s character replies, “I never saved anything for the swim back.” 

Watching the clip on YouTube sorta gives me chills. To me, this statement is the embodiment of what it takes to be a startup entrepreneur.

 


“Never save anything for the swim back”

I read this blog post on my friend’s startup called Yana.

In it, the author talks about his thoughts on how to really push himself running.

One section is entitled “Never save anything for the swim back” – it talks about how in the movie Gattaca, Ethan Hawk’s character is able to beat his genetically-superior brother at a race. His brother asks him, “How are you doing this?” to which Ethan’s character replies, “I never saved anything for the swim back.”
Watching the clip on YouTube sorta gives me chills. To me this is the embodiment of what it takes to be a startup entrepreneur.