Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Insights and Opinions: Calacanis On Having Kids And A Startup
For today's Insights and Opinions section, we have a piece from Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com, host of This Week In Startups, and founder of the Open Angel Forum, talking about how running a startup has changed for him after having his daughter.
We welcomed our daughter 11 months ago, and it's been the most wonderful experience of my life–hands down. It is one of the few things in life I've found that is actually *not* overrated.
I wake up every day looking forward to spending time together, and my weekends are centered around activities with her. It's a dream.
It is fairly clear to me as a life-long entrepreneur that something chemical changes in your brain after you welcome your child into the world.
Said basically, you just don't look at your startup as the most important thing in life. That's a major change for someone like me who is very competitive, driven and results-based entrepreneur. (Continued...)
Read the rest of Jason's article on Having Kids And A Startup.