He found internet fame writing about his drunken antics which helped put him in the position he’s in today, successful CEO of Book In A Box, angel investor in over 20 companies and advisor.
In this interview, Tucker Max talks about the mistakes he made with his first company, being a terrible boss and what he looks for when investing in a startup. In between there’s other stories, anecdotes and tips to take on board. If you’re interested in what it takes to be a tech investor here’s an interview with Citymapper investor Alex Dunsdon. If you’re more interested in building your own startup and want some real life lessons then don’t miss out on this interview with AppFog founder Lucas Carlson.
Some key takeaways were:
If you want advice, get it from someone who has both succeeded AND failed
If you hire someone you know is wrong for your business, fire them as quick as you can
The best idea on earth is worthless if you’ve got the wrong team implementing it
You don’t find your passion. You make it