From 1 to 50 employees. The early days at GrubHub

Bootstrapping my business from 1 to 5,000 employees has been a wild ride.  The nature of the business has changed a lot.  As it has, I’ve had to stay on my toes to adapt to the new realities.  There have been shifts in the nature of my work as I’ve needed to raise my ownContinue reading “From 1 to 50 employees. The early days at GrubHub”

After $81 million in investment, some things are the same & some things are different

Well, it’s high time I share some of what I’ve learned over the last year, 81 million million dollars, and 200ish additional employees. And here it is: some things are different; some things are the same.

Opportunity vs Focus is the key struggle of the entrepreneur

Simplicity is necessary for excellent execution. Excellent execution is necessary for bringing a product to market. The flash of insight that starts the ball rolling is the critical big bang, but that same insight adds complexity, which is anathema to excellent execution.

Winter Camping in Manistee 2010

I take a trip to Manistee, MI every January for a fricking cold winter camping extravaganza.  Getting away from work and everything for a couple of days is great.  The snow was so deep this year that it was a serious grind to get the 10.5 miles to the campsite.  Day 2 was tough, anotherContinue reading “Winter Camping in Manistee 2010”