Hello! I put this together to take you on a short journey, sharing why I believe a nomadic storyteller and entrepreneur is a great combination to helping you build and market products that solve real problems and permeate people’s souls.
The first stop is a short film to share a taste as to why I have a personal conviction for storytelling,
and where it can and should go in the near future.
For the last 12 years…
I have been building and experimenting with products and experiences at the intersection of where product meets story. From co-founding two consumer software companies that helped unleash people’s own stories and ideas, getting to drive key (and mundane) aspects, short of writing the code, (although I did attempt it before my face melted!), from unearthing novel and innovative ideas ahead of their time, product and project managing in-house to remote teams from 2 to 24 people spanning many disciplines, in-the-trenches execution of crafting narrative, pushing pixels with design, illustrating characters and worlds, filming and editing, to the fundraising, investor and partnership management and negotiations… and of course, taking out the trash. The point being that no task was too big or small, as I work backwards from goals, budgets, and timelines.
The journey this last 5 years in particular, has taken me to dozens of countries in almost every continent, with no map other than to accumulate stories and build empathy, interacting with humans from many expressions of reality, getting to see our distinct differences, and more importantly, our common threads that unite us. This is something that has become a daily contribution to how I think about and apply what serves the broader collective in a way that is needed in this wonderfully unique time in history.
In short, Story is everything. The stories we tell, and how we tell them, matter.
I want to share just a few stories of some of my last projects, and why I think they are relevant.