Hat tip to Merrick for sharing this. This article really resonated with me because I feel it describes one of the ways I can best help startups. Over the years, I have built a lot of relationships with people. As a byproduct of how Threadless ran while I was there, every relationship was (and continues to be) treated like a friendship. This is something I still do to this day, which makes it easier for me to reach out and connect people. Whether these connections lead to hires, advice, or even funding, I take great pleasure in being able to extend my network to help others.
I'm proud to be a connector.
Some call me a tattooed metal head with an eye for design and a nose for tomfoolery. I call myself a tireless design enthusiast, a champion of users, a designer of products and experiences, an advisor to startups, an avid consumer of food, movies,and tee shirts. A husband, and a maker of things.
You can just call me Jeffrey.