After working on startup for 8.5 years without success, and getting divorced, I was at rock bottom.
In this video I share some of the practical techniques I used to get myself back on track.
I gave this talk at Google at the end of last year and a lot of people said they found it helpful. I re-filmed it in case it’s helpful to anyone struggling with similar things. If you have any other tips or tricks, please let me know!
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