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@sarahlacy @paulcarr @MsTaggart I want to apologize on behalf of actual intellectuals that read Atlas Shrugged and truly enjoy the aspects of the book that would greatly benefit our society. Holding yourself to the highest standards, finding the value in another person, and the equal trade of real value. People that graze blogs about Ayn Rand and then try to shout it from the rooftops just make us look really stupid and the Randroid troll is an apt description Paul haha. Simple comparison but kind of like how the tea party started as a tax reform platform and ended up completely psycho religious nuts. Sometimes the simplest forms of things really are the best and it sucks to see them polluted.
Sarah, your transparency on here is perfect. You guys are reporting and giving your opinion (which is why I come on here every day) but at no point do you seem unfair in any way. Wish Paul would lay off on the Rand bashing but in the people he deals with I can't say that I'd really blame him haha.
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@chrisamccoy @Mike Morrissey Thanks Chris appreciate the feedback. I know I am out of the loop in terms of the valley and hate that I never took the risk to head that way (sorry hate California, love Chicago). I just hope that whatever small risk I've taken (small paycheck, tons of work that I love to do every day) pays off in that I find something that I can grow, hire new people, and create more jobs in something that I feel strongly about. Offering charity events run by people with a full time job, the opportunity to really raise money for great causes. I saw first hand for years that industry and how convoluted and poorly run it was, now I think I am filling a role that helps those people.
On a separate note, gotta say I love what the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago are doing with their "startup scene". Check out 1871 here in Chicago. Not something I am a part of but very encouraging to see that support. www.1871.com
Nice to see that, wherever you are. Thanks again Chris. Sarah I'd love to hear your opinion on organizations like 1871!
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I will say this. People in this economy are really worried to risk it and my generation (24 years old) it seems has more caution than others. Now saying that, we are also extremely driven by entrepreneurship and doing what we love over some desk job just to hold steady. So there is a balance there. Here's my opinion. I consider myself a quasi-entrepreneur. Am I bootstrapping the company I run? No, there is a parent company that acts as a VC basically. Is everything on my own, yes, and would I ever sell before knowing I've reached the goals I wanted, no way. I started doing this not because I was looking for millions (can't hurt) but because I had a passion for the industry and solving a problem. People building something just to try and get acqui-hired or quick exit, those bother me.
Just my two cents. I don't live anywhere near the valley either (Chicago) so maybe I'm completely off base, you guys will let me know I'm sure! Sorry for the poor writing, never a strength! @4golfoutings
Thats awesome! Glad they both have a sense of humor and are enjoying being able to plan something as a team in their free time!
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