Sam joined Mark and I for today's coffee. It has been many years since Mark left the law firm to run Seagull Technologies, and about a year since we saw each other. When we talked shop, he used to tell me how slow things moved in the "real world". I heard him, but I did not truly appreciate the wisdom of his words until recently.
He had twins about a year ago. I only met the twins today. I felt that was my failing as a friend. Looking at the twins and how Mark juggled bottles, food, toys and our conversation, I was simultaneously impressed and baffled how he manages to run a company and raise two babies. VIVA is my only baby, and I can barely manage to keep this little one alive.
"Geez! Good one, Mark," I wanted to say, but didn't.
A new documentary was released on YouTube today about three of Sydney's most stellar startups - Canva, Vinofomo and SafetyCulture - I have only watched six minutes of it so far, but it feels like an accurate snapshot of how life is running a startup company.