Posts by Larry Cornett

What Do I Actually Mean by “Career Freedom”?

Lady with arms open wide facing sunset over ocean

Freedom is one of those words that gets tossed around so much that it sometimes loses meaning. In addition, freedom is an entirely subjective feeling. What provides and feels like freedom to one person can be absolutely oppressive to another. And the pursuit of freedom by one can sometimes lead to a loss of freedom by others. We’ve…

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Larry Cornett podcast interview on Build Live Give

Larry Cornett - Build Live Give Podcast interview

I was recently a guest on the Build Live Give podcast with the founder, Paul Higgins. I talked about my own career experiences over the past 23+ years, shared some startup pitching and funding advice, career tips, some of my favorite tech tools as an entrepreneur, and even a little about the age discrimination I’ve seen…

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Career interview with Mike Tschudy, Head of Design at Mint.com

I had the pleasure of talking with Mike Tschudy about his career path recently. Mike is the Head of Design for Mint.com. He shared a ton of good advice about intentionally planning your career, finding good sounding boards, and taking a step back occasionally to reevaluate your path. The full transcript of our discuss is below…

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I make myself rich by making my wants few

I make myself rich by making my wants few - Henry David Thoreau

The best way to achieve financial independence and gain your freedom is to attack it from both sides. 1. Improve your income sources. 2. Simplify your life to reduce your expenses. It’s really hard to achieve this if you only focus on the income side. But, that’s what most of us do. Better jobs Raises…

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You can't stand on two boats

Boat on the shore

There is an old proverb: “One foot cannot stand on two boats” Many of us start on a new business idea while we still have one foot in the “real job ship”, and start stepping into the new business lifeboat we are crafting. And that’s ok. For awhile. I did it for many, many years. But,…

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Ready for the Thumb Tribe?

Young child with smartphone

If you’re building a consumer experience, I hope you’re familiar with the Thumb Tribe because that is where your future customers are. I’m sure you’ve noticed that the younger generations are heavy mobile users, but you may not be aware of how extreme it is unless you’ve looked at your users’ demographics and analytics lately. These two screenshots are from…

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You don't need to create a "unicorn" to be successful

Unicorn and Young Girl painting

It is easy to get caught up in the “next hot startup” frenzy as you read about the insane growth and valuations of “unicorns” like Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat. But, not every business can be, or should be, a runaway tech startup. When you live in a tech-centric area like Silicon Valley you tend to…

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Hiring Engineers for a Funded Stealth Mobile Startup

iPhone 4s

We are hiring experienced Full-stack engineers to work with our growing team at a funded stealth mobile startup in Silicon Valley. You will be helping us build and deploy mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This could either be a contracting role or a full-time position, depending on your availability and desire to join an early-stage…

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