Why does it matter how your life and work intersect? Because getting a company off the ground is an all consuming effort. And if you're married to work by day, and your wife or husband by night, effectively you're cheating on one with the other all the time. That's a recipe for disaster.
Given my passion for technology, and the growing role of New York in the tech sector, this trip gave me some important insights into why the Valley is so powerful, and in many ways so different from New York.
Matt wanted to do his own designs, and so he took his vision for watches and launched Steel Cake, his very own watch brand. Soon he was a small designer shipping his designs overseas to get them produced. It wasn't fun.
This week, NYCEDC had an 'eat our own dog food' moment. We decided to have a 'virtual' office hours event for the Entrepreneur at Large community. We learned a lot, both about the tech and the city -- and most importantly we learned that we'll do it again.