November 2, 2014
As regular readers of this site will know, there is no such thing as a regular reader, as I haven’t written anything new in nearly three years. At least nothing that I chose to publish. There are many many reasons for me taking such a long hiatus and I’m not going to go into them now; suffice to say that life just got in the way.
Although I’ve been taking a break from writing, I’ve been going full speed ahead on the entrepreneurial side of my life. I’ve helped start another company, taken on several new mentoring clients (and finished my time with another two), made a bunch more seed investments, greatly expanded the amount of public speaking I do, and by and large have managed to keep myself busy while still holding onto the balance in my life which has always been my principle objective.
Long time lurkers will also notice that I’ve finally updated the kibble site, which is now simply www.marcrandolph.com. A big thank you to Moxie Method, the branding and design agency that provided the site design and architecture. Moxie’s leader is Omer Malchin who was my first head of marketing at Netflix. I loved his approach to brand then and I’ve been returning to him again and again for nearly 15 years. In fact, just prior to helping me with this site, I asked Omer to do an identity and logo for Looker Data Sciences and he absolutely crushed it once again.
This site is still pretty rough. Although we did put a lot of thought into what we wanted this site to achieve, eventually I needed to practice what I preach, stop the deliberating, and just push it out as soon as it was stable. I know that I’ll learn more from one week of working with it live, than I would have from several months of design tweaking.
It was a little tricky, since I wanted this site to be more than just a platform for my writing. I’m finding that I’m spending more and more time answering the same questions via email about my speaking, investing, and mentoring, and I wanted to have a single place where I could provide most of that information.
I know that I won’t get it right out-of-the-gate but I’ll keep working on making it better. I’m also hoping that anyone who reads this will take a few minutes and let me know what I can do better to make this more useful. Feel free to just leave me a comment to this post – or reach out to me privately.
I’m truly looking forward to writing more in the months and years ahead. Thanks for all of your support.