With a background in media and advertising, I fled television for the unchartered frontier of the internet in 1994. I remember leaving my cushy job and having my co-workers ask, as if it was pure insanity, “you’re going to sell advertising on computers?”
Since making that leap I’ve worked for, and helped found, a number of companies including: early search pioneer The McKinley Group, dotcom 1.0 star InfoSpace, eLinkNow, dotcom 2.0 almost star Orgoo, and a few others in between. I’ve learned a number of lessons from the successes and perhaps even more from the failures, and I’m looking forward to more of both in the future.
Between startups I managed to take more than a year off to travel the world. This experience was invaluable for a number of reasons, but one of the lessons that surprised me was how much I missed the pleasure and satisfaction of a good days work. BTW, if anybody wants to discuss world travel shoot me an email. It’s a topic I can ramble on about for days. Here are some photos - http://bit.ly/mkworldphotos