Friday 13 April 2012 - Filed under Journal
When I was young I wanted to be a rock star. Once I wrote in one of my little writing books that someday I’d work with Prince, just him and me, in the recording studio. I never did become a rock star. I did work with Prince, exactly as I predicted. But you’ll recall the ancient Chinese curse: may all your wishes come true!
In 1994 I started a computer bulletin board system (BBS) with some friends. It took off and became Bitstream Underground, a successful and alternative Internet Service Provider in Minneapolis. We sold that company in 2000 and started Clockwork in 2002. Clockwork recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. We are now a company of 60+ people that is actually the coolest company on the face of the earth (in my opinion, anyway). I’m very proud of the incredible work done by my friends at Clockwork.
In the meantime I’ve fooled around with a lot of interests and hobbies, including astrophysics, ham radio, rocketry, Magic the Gathering and brewing beer.
To roughly recap, I’ve spent 1/3 of my life as a musician and 1/3 of my life as an Internet guy. I’m now on my way to planning the last 1/3 of my professional life and I’m as excited as I’ve ever been.
I am leaving day-to-day operations at Clockwork. I’m still a founder, still an owner, still on the Board and still working to insure our success in any way that I can. I am still involved in certain financial, business and strategic decisions and I intend to be along for the ride, wherever it may lead.
Clockwork is in really good hands. I would, and have, put my life in the hands of Nancy Lyons, Chuck Hermes and Kurtis Koppelman. They are the most amazing people I’ve ever met in my life and their work at Clockwork is exceptional. That company is great because of them.
But I’m starting something new. I’m hoping to start a career in the craft beer industry. My ultimate goal is to start a brewery with the same winning ownership team that started Clockwork. You’ll be hearing more from me, lots more, about these new endeavors.
Thank you for your love and support.
2012-04-13 » lolife