Let’s Get Real About Company Perks

Taken right from the Assist handbook for new team members I wanted to share why we believe giving everyone a personal assistant is the greatest perk you can offer. And a few other thoughts. Productivity Perks > Posh Perks There’s a lot of talk, especially in technology, about cute…

Why drink tea? w/ Jason Fried

Jason Fried has always preached the simple way. This interview is a fun little interview on why he likes tea so much. Enjoy. https://soundcloud.com/ask-interviews-14429595/why-drink-tea-w-jason-fried Subscribe to everything ask. iTunes Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-interviews/id1057357810?mt=2 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/startbyasking Youtube:…

Where’s offline going? w/ Robert Stephens

I believe Robert Stephens (co-founder @ Assist), Founder of GeekSquad and CTO of BestBuy, sees the future of technology like very few in the world. I never imagined at the time of this interview that one day he would be my co-founder. Hope you enjoy this interview. Subscribe to everything ask.…

What experiences led to your success? w/ T.A. McCann

T.A. McCann is both a friend, our investor and the reason I got into startups. This story reminds me of how much it really is about the process and the persistence to achieve anything you want. I hope you enjoy this interview. Subscribe to everything ask. iTunes Podcast: https:…

A Christmas Miracle: Now $5.5

This story is about having no fucking clue what will happen, one lucky email, and the ignorant road to raising part of our $1.5m seed round in 5 days before New Year’s. July 5th, 2013. Sitting in Spanish Bay, CA with my girlfriend browsing Instagram. This is the…

College got me into debt. Twitter got me out.

Nothing has opened more doors and opportunities in my life than Twitter. I didn’t go to an Ivy League school. (Not even close) I do believe that signaling theory exists and there’s a ton to gain by attending a school like Stanford. But I didn’t. When I…