My anxiety is rooted in the feeling of responsibility
July 24, 2015
95 percent of things I do I have no clue what I’m doing
May 12, 2015
This morning I had a discussion with my Dad, who has invested a lot of money in my venture, and I said we are going well with the product, but it’s n...
'they didn’t, in my opinion, see that I was actually really running a company'
October 27, 2017
My family expects different things than I expect for myself, and it does weigh on me. My father, especially. I have family whom are quite normal and w...
'When I finally shut it down, I fell into depression for six months'
October 26, 2017
I built a search machine for the Middle East, and it was fantastic—it could have been the biggest search machine in that area of the world. But it failed, and it was all my fault. It’s been my biggest failure. I created something amazing, it’s worked really well, it reached millions of people. I made the wrong choices and made the wrong decisions, and I also was too lax about the whole thing. When I finally shut it down, I fell into depression for six months—that failure really affected me personally. So much so that when this current funding hadn’t come through yet, I felt so much pressure because it was my personal responsibility to see that it did. It came through, though, so the pressure eased up, but if it hadn’t and I’d have let down the people I work with, that would have been all my fault—I’d feel it personally.