the personal side ofstarting up   Derek Powazek, CEO & Founder, Cute-Fight    powazek.com • @fraying • cute-fight.com
or: 55 minutes of contradictions,  equivocations,& embarrassment.    Derek Powazek, CEO & Founder, Cute-Fight     powazek....
Hi, I’m Derek    I’ve been around.•   First web job: HotWired in 1995.•   Founder: Fray, JPG Magazine, 8020 Publishing, Pi...
vicodin
And you are?  And you are?
how Cute-Fight works  Create your                   Win FAME    fighter     PICK A FIGHT   & FORTUNE*                     ...
Don’t do anything that affectsanything! Unless it turns outyou were supposed to do it,in which case, for the love ofGod, do...
“That’s Not  My Job”
“Shut Up”
Someone’s AlwaysListening
“Launch It!”
“Who’s the CEO?”
“I was wrong”
WHY CEOsARE CRAZY
own your shit
Thank you.@cutefight • derek@cute-fight.com • cute-fight.com
The Personal Side of Starting Up
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The Personal Side of Starting Up
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The Personal Side of Starting Up
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Talk delivered at Web Directions South 2012 in Sydney, Australia, on October 18, by Derek Powazek.

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The Personal Side of Starting Up

  1. 1. the personal side ofstarting up Derek Powazek, CEO & Founder, Cute-Fight powazek.com • @fraying • cute-fight.com
  2. 2. or: 55 minutes of contradictions, equivocations,& embarrassment. Derek Powazek, CEO & Founder, Cute-Fight powazek.com • @fraying • cute-fight.com
  3. 3. Hi, I’m Derek I’ve been around.• First web job: HotWired in 1995.• Founder: Fray, JPG Magazine, 8020 Publishing, Pixish.• Creative Director: Blogger/Pyra, Technorati, Collecta.• Author: Design for Community (New Riders 2001).• Consultant: Fertile Medium (Etsy, Tumblr, HP).• Time traveler.
  4. 4. vicodin
  5. 5. And you are? And you are?
  6. 6. how Cute-Fight works Create your Win FAME fighter PICK A FIGHT & FORTUNE* * Fortune not included
  7. 7. Don’t do anything that affectsanything! Unless it turns outyou were supposed to do it,in which case, for the love ofGod, don’t not do it!
  8. 8. “That’s Not My Job”
  9. 9. “Shut Up”
  10. 10. Someone’s AlwaysListening
  11. 11. “Launch It!”
  12. 12. “Who’s the CEO?”
  13. 13. “I was wrong”
  14. 14. WHY CEOsARE CRAZY
  15. 15. own your shit
  16. 16. Thank you.@cutefight • derek@cute-fight.com • cute-fight.com

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