In this self-absorbed era of twitter, blogs and instagram, I think its of vital importance to tell people that you care about how much they mean to you. We all play off of each other in one way or another. We share ideas as entrepreneurs. We share our couches, coffee, laptops, office space. We should also share praise.
Nate Westheimer - You rock man. I have known you throughout our start-up careers. Its only been a short time since we have been involved in creating and mentoring, but I am excited to see where this journey takes us. From Bricabox all the way to Picturelife and your investment of time and energy in the NYC community to your eagerness to learn code - it is all hard work and I hope that it is paying off for you and everyone around you. So happy for you.
Kyle Bragger - Dude. Wow, you have been kicking ass with your ideas and code. I wish I could turn my ideas into Sets as well as you do on a daily basis. Having met you through Nate and watching your world expand has been an awesome experience. There is a robust community of coders in NYC and you are at the top of the list. Sets is in its infancy and Forrst has helped to spark work and camaraderie amongst people who design and build complex ideas. It gives designers and developers an essential feedback loop that was once missing. Allowing people to share their ideas is your specialty. Working together is something you breathe.
Michael Galpert - Hey Man, Well how can I not include MSG in the mix of people who have helped and inspired me over the years? You are always tinkering with what comes next. How can we make this better, where are services needed and how can we connect the dots. I view you as a spirited individual with a burning desire to make things better. You think outside the box. From Aviary to Superhuman you are constructing tools that people need and use on a daily basis. We need better services and will always need a helping hand. Keep it up. I am proud of you.
There are many many more people who I feel deserve praise. I am just recounting my NYC colleagues who I battled with back in the good ole’ days of 2007-2009. We were all in our early 20s, figuring everything out. Now we are a little older, maybe wiser and have a few start-ups under our belts.
Here’s to the next 30 years of innovation.