The entire article consists of the author patting himself on the back for leaving his 'terrible' corporate job. That, accompanied with a buzzfeed-worthy blog title, and you have a Medium post that I absolutely hate.
Nothing about what actually happened. Nothing about how he finally grew a successful business. His life isn't "f*cked up". He's writing the post from a resort while drinking a mojito.
Gotta agree here, this is a total piece. On top of that, all his websites are down, and looking at the cached version from yesterday, it's a generic splash page with no information about what the company is and a place where you can put your email.
What I'm really curious about is how does this dude have any money right now, and especially how does he have money to live in a resort?
Also, if you're so strapped for cash, you should probably forego buying bottled water. That way you don't have to ask your girlfriend for pocket change.
My thoughts exactly. It seems as though the author didn't really live the bootstrap lifestyle as he believes he did. Bottled water? Most strapping entrepreneurs don't even think of wasting money on something like that.
And this line just reeks of pretentiousness: "Get a life. I got mine quite late."
really curious how he's getting "a constant stream of cash" from dead urls.
I was wondering the same thing. His personal site and the site for his startup both return 403 from his web host.
What a tough life we all have.
This guy didn't want to start his own thing. He just wanted to quit his job.
Here's my story....minus the fucked up life, story filled with lies, and startup bullshit. I did use an equally clickbaity headline, though!
*Everything turned out better than expected.
Is this the startup http://piqers.com/ ?
He forgot to budget for hosting.
Here's the google cached page, it doesn't really say what it's all about though...
yeah according to cached page he's just gathering emails, maybe just a story for marketing..
https://twitter.com/piqers - it looks like some of the same old marketing / content marketing bs. I don't know if his site is down because this articles making the rounds right now or what.
Sorry. Can't agree with that. I'm having the time of my life.
Did you finish the article? It sounds like he is too and his life was 'fucked' for the better.
actually its kinda hidden in the post, but yeah, I guess you're right.
Seemed like he left out: "Do you have a good idea?"
Meh, that's for later. RIght now let's focus on the "Startup".
fuck this is depressing. what garbage.
Sounds like his life is pretty 'sweet bro'.
This is dumb.