I could write a lot on this topic but lack to the time to do so. Perhaps that fact more than any captures the essence of my life right now. But I will spend a couple of minute to reflect on the last decade.
The later five years were much better than the first five. No comparison really. 20-24 had multiple heart breaks, failed businesses, loss of direction, professional struggle. They weren’t bad times, but they were definitely not awesome.
25-29 was basically perfect. I don’t think I could’ve scripted it better. It started with a transition into the mainstream of NYC tech in 2007 when I went to work at CollegeHumor to run BustedTees. My first guaranteed paycheck! And more importantly, a social circle of fun people that made me want to leave my apartment, made me laugh, and introduced me to their cute lady friends. I made the prettiest one my wife. She rocks.
Tomorrow Petra is taking me to Paris for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday and life in general. We’re going to see one of the last stops on the JayZ/Kanye West tour and eat lots of baguettes. My professional life couldn’t be better; I’ve never been happier at work. Life is good amazing.
I’m excited for my 30s and the fun and exciting things it will bring.
Craft Coffee is hiring a marketing director, but it’s not your average hiring situation. We don’t want you to work for us, we want you to work with us. We want you to run things. We want to give you a big equity stake in the company and make you an integral part of our team.
The online marketing expert that we’re looking for is so experienced and so badass that a traditional job post just seems insufficient and unnecessary. You should be able to look at our business and know exactly how you would lead customer acquisition efforts for us.
If you are qualified for the role and you would justify the offer that we’d like to make, you’re so entrenched in the world of internet marketing that it will simply be obvious to you how you would activate our marketing engine. You should be able to tell us what you would do — very specifically.
You can google us and find out we’ve been featured in top publications, we’re funded by amazing investors, and our customers love our product. We’ll expect you to come to us after already having fully educated yourself about who we are and what we do.
IS IT A FIT?
What you should be asking is: Why Craft Coffee? Is the opportunity right for you? Will the team be a good fit for you? If you’re a qualified candidate, we’ll sit down and talk. That’s what real teams do. We’ll talk about our plans and the massive opportunity here.
If you are a very experienced internet marketer who would love to work with us at Craft Coffee, please email us and tell us how you would dominate this role. Please be very specific about:
your past experience,
why you would be interested in joining Craft Coffee, and
specifically how you would come in and change the game in our customer acquisition efforts.
Email: marketingdirector AT craftcoffee DOT com. It’s a direct line to our CEO.
Only serious applicants please. I promise we will not respond to recruiters, consultants or agencies.
Just met this guy. He is legit… Great opportunity here.
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“It happens when a father realizes he doesn’t just love his daughter, but also her wife. It happens when a soldier tells his unit that he’s gay, and they tell him they knew it all along and they didn’t care, because he was the toughest guy in the unit. It happens when a video sparks a movement to let every single young person know they’re not alone, and things will get better.
It happens when people look past their ultimately minor differences to see themselves in the hopes and struggles of their fellow human beings. That’s where change is happening.
And that’s not just the story of the gay rights movement. That’s the story of America—the slow, inexorable march towards a more perfect union.”—President Obama (via barackobama)