I am in NYC for 3 days. Cloud Academy is sponsoring the AWS Summit and we are excited to get in front of 10,000+ people expected! Yesterday night I had dinner with a friend and walked a bit around Brooklyn.
Every time I am in NYC I cannot ignore how different this city and these people are from San Francisco. Yesterday night NYC was truly beautiful, it felt much more human and international than what San Francisco is today.
You are the product of your environment. Ultimately, the people around you are the ones who shape you. I was thinking about it yesterday: I changed my perspectives a lot in the last 6-7 years. Continue reading
I’ve been to San Francisco for the first time in August 2012. Before then I was barely able to point it on a map. It’s been a great journey so far and the best has yet to come.
2017 has been a long and tough year, a lot of challenges, changes and of course, also some great achievements. In 2018 I will use this blog a bit more, to write and share stories, thoughts, and resources mostly about entrepreneurship and about my business and personal adventures.
Writing is always a good way to digest things and focus. Back in the days, I used to write 2 to 4 articles per day on HostingTalk.it. It was tough and time consuming but that helped me shape my thoughts around things, people and understand an entire industry (webhosting) I knew nothing about. A great lesson.
I am definitely planning to do that much more this year.
Romain Dillet at Techcrunch describes pretty well what I have been thinking for a while now. Too much time spent on Instagram, Facebook, reading useless posts and not spending time building things, writing or simply trying to talk to people in our real life. A good reminder to delete these apps from my iPhone sooner than later!
I am close to the end of Chaos Monkey. If you want to understand more about Silicon Valley and how venture-backed startups work, this is the perfect introduction. Do not expect something unbiased: like every entrepreneur, Antonio went through several critical moments and tries to describe rules and problems that are common in the Bay Area for early stage startups that go through fund raising and acquisitions.
I particularly appreciated the insights on the early days of Facebook.