FactoryCity Gonzo Rage FistSo, to kick off the New Year, I’ve accomplished two things only a blogwankbuzz type hound could be proud of:

No, you might not think it much, but considering where I was just a year ago (read: sans blog until February ’05!), these are some pretty incoyable milestones.

So how about this? Yeah, at one time I kind of saw myself living the proverbial “American Dream“. Yeah yeah, hard work + courage + determination – sleep + caffeine = prosperity. Or some bollocks like that.

But I’m not so sure that that’s what this is anymore. It’s not just American, that fer shur. And it’s not just another Two Dot Oh thing, where we’re meagerly incrementing the former version with a few shiny features. Nope, this is entirely different.

How so, you ask?

Well, borrowing from my buddy Thomas Friedman, we have indeed entered the era of the superempowered individual. Am I an SEI? No. But I am empowered. Do I want to become one? Yes.

So I will.

Judging by quantitative achievements this past year, It’s only a matter of time.

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

One thought on “Self-superempowerment”

  1. “Noteworthy” means that it’s a good blog and I already read it, but it doesn’t count for the little project because I already read your blog; new blogs only.

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