Writing this in an editing suite. Closing out the year working. How appropriate for a start-up.
In the spirit of Steve ripping off the ideas of others and then perfecting them through flawless execution, we spoofed the “Mac vs. PC” ads for the sophomore campaign of 大街王 (China’s LinkedIn, I’m not sure the client got the irony of this deliberate copycat concept). I hope we did Jobs and our pirate brethren at TBWA/MAL justice.
Live Plus is a post-production house where I would allegedly spending my last day on Earth (if the doomsday disciples of meandering Mayan myth are proven right).
We were editing two films and it clicked to me I should stop holding back when it came to making creative calls. Deferring to my business partner and my production partners does not make the work better but often worse.
I’m literally doing that behind my stand-up work console (inexpensive makeshift shelves), which allegedly allows me to burn calories by just working.
Yesterday was our 60th day in business. We started moving to our new premises, a smaller place.
You drink too much.
You don’t sleep enough.
And you really need to find a way to get to work earlier.
A better you
Welcome to entrepreneurship, my bank account gleefully announced via a text. Five more days to our second month of business and we are still waiting for the bulk of our money to come in from clients. The first 90 days are all about gritting your teeth and smiling like everything will work out, which it will.