• Jared KrauseJared Krause, 7 years ago

    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.


    44 points
    • Miguel MendesMiguel Mendes, 7 years ago


      7 points
    • Jeff EscalanteJeff Escalante, 7 years ago

      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?

      2 points
  • Adam MichielsAdam Michiels, 7 years ago

    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.

    14 points
    • Tanner ChristensenTanner Christensen, 7 years ago

      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."

      7 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 7 years ago

    really curious how he's getting "a constant stream of cash" from dead urls.

    10 points
    • Will Hitchcock, 7 years ago

      I was wondering the same thing. His personal site and the site for his startup both return 403 from his web host.

      3 points
  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, 7 years ago

    What a tough life we all have.

    3 points
  • Gjermund GustavsenGjermund Gustavsen, 7 years ago

    This guy didn't want to start his own thing. He just wanted to quit his job.

    3 points
  • Taylor Van OrdenTaylor Van Orden, 7 years ago

    Here's my story....minus the fucked up life, story filled with lies, and startup bullshit. I did use an equally clickbaity headline, though!

    Two weeks ago, I put in my two weeks notice with no real plan in place. You'll never believe what happened next*

    *Everything turned out better than expected.

    2 points
  • Ran Segall, 7 years ago

    Sorry. Can't agree with that. I'm having the time of my life.

    2 points
    • Brendan Fagan, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      Did you finish the article? It sounds like he is too and his life was 'fucked' for the better.

      1 point
  • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, 7 years ago

    Seemed like he left out: "Do you have a good idea?"

    2 points
  • Duncan GrahamDuncan Graham, 7 years ago

    fuck this is depressing. what garbage.

    0 points
  • Drew PickardDrew Pickard, 7 years ago

    Sounds like his life is pretty 'sweet bro'.

    This is dumb.

    0 points