Moving on…

After a mostly fun eighteen-month ride, I decided to leave Scout Labs. As part of the founding team, I played a big part in defining the initial vision for both the product and the company, and I got a profound education in startup life. I got to work with brilliant people, and I’m forever grateful for the experience.

I’m also a bit sad about leaving, because I still very much believe in the opportunity, but I know I made the right decision.

I left with no particular plans, not much of a cushion, and vague dreams of travel in foreign lands where the dollar still goes a long way. But I was out of work for all of about 30 minutes before a couple of big freelance projects fell into my lap.

So that’s what I’ve been doing for the past month, and I don’t plan on looking for anything permanent any time soon.

4 Replies to “Moving on…

  1. Enjoy life as a rolling stone. Remember, you’re just biding your time until we can make the movie.

  2. This is a great time to be consulting. Work is plentiful, rates are high. Makes it a good time to chill out, reflect on the last decade, and decide what to do next.

  3. It’s no wonder you were shit-canned–Scout Labs kind of looks like ass.


  4. Do I know you Alex?

    Anyway, interesting comment. It’s difficult to respond to your comment without sharing things I don’t want to share. And I’m not sure “looks like ass” really warrants much of a response anyway.

    I would like to say I wasn’t “shit-canned.” I resigned. As for my reasons, I will only say that I can’t take much credit (or blame) for how Scout Labs looks.

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